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Lemon Cream Bonbons Recipe
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Lemon Cream Bonbons Recipe

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I used to save these special treats just for Christmastime. But they're so easy and in such demand with my family that I now keep them on hand all year-round. As pretty as sugarplums, they make lovely gifts, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • 4 ounces white candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 bonbon equals 105 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon juice, peel and extract. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Cover and freeze for 2 hours.
  2. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop mixture by 1-in. balls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover and freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Working with a few frozen balls at a time, dip into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand until set.
  4. Spoon melted candy coating into a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the corner of bag; drizzle coating over candies. Store in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator just before serving. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Cream Bonbons in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 bonbon equals 105 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Lemon Cream Bonbons

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"I have become famous for making these bonbons!!! I am involved in a lot of clubs where we entertain in our homes and besides all of the other goodies, my guests count on me to serve this "over-the-top", scrumptious lemon candy every time! I melt 3 squares of the chocolate candy coating at a time and take out only a few frozen balls to dip at a time. It works perfectly. I can't express how much my friends and I love this recipe!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I love it"

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"I had a nightmare of a time getting these to freeze and then dipping them in the chocolate, so I improvised! I used a ziplock bag, squeezed some melted chocolate in a small lined muffin tin and then froze it. I then took the lemon portion and squeezed it on top of the chocolate. Drizzled melted chocolate swirls on top and served on a tray. They were gobbled up and delicious!"

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"These are so yummy. A little time consuming but so worth it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I am a lemon lover so this recipe attracted me. The filling is very tasty However, it was nightmare to put together. The filing was very difficult to shape into balls and it started to thaw before you could get all the balls made. Too much time to put together."

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