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Mocha-Pecan Ice Cream Bonbons

 Mocha-Pecan Ice Cream Bonbons
These bite-size bonbons may sound tricky to make, but you'll find that fashioning them is a breeze. What's more, our cooking experts advise that you keep this recipe handy when you serve them—as soon as folks sample the treats, they'll be asking how to make them!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
60 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream or flavor of your choice
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

Directions

  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; place in freezer to
  • keep cold. Place pecans in a shallow bowl.
  • Working quickly, scoop ice cream with a melon baller to make 3/4-in.
  • balls; immediately roll in pecans. Place on prepared pan; freeze at
  • least 1 hour or until firm.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Stir in coffee granules until dissolved; cool completely.
  • Working quickly and in batches, use a toothpick to dip ice cream
  • balls in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on a wax
  • paper-lined pan; remove toothpick. Return to freezer; freeze until
  • set. For longer storage, transfer bon bons to a covered freezer
  • container and return to freezer. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.