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Hint-of-Berry Bonbons Recipe

Hint-of-Berry Bonbons Recipe

You'll have a hard time eating just one of these heavenly sweets. Inside the rich milk chocolate coating is a fudgy center with a hint of strawberry. Their white chocolate drizzle makes these bonbons even more special. —Brenda Hoffman, Stanton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + chilling YIELD:27 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 25 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 15 ounces milk chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate chips. Stir in wafer crumbs and preserves. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Divide mixture in half. Return one portion to refrigerator. Shape remaining mixture into 1-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan; refrigerate. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt milk chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set.
  • 4. Melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Decorate candies with white chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 170 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265751
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"The combination of the wafers and the strawberry jam in these is great! Serve these at Christmas!"

VenusDoomed User ID: 7446237 217577
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I have made these year after year and they are AMAZING. They are difficult to roll into balls BUT the secret I have found that works every time is putting the mixture into the freezer for an hour. After this I use a little bit of room temp water and use it on my hands while forming the balls. It works perfectly as the mixture doesn't get stuck to my hands. Don't use too much though or it will end up a gooey mess! Once the balls are on wax paper they need to be placed back in the freeze again for about another hour before coating. Hope this helps."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 134419
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"These were good, but next time I think I'll do raspberry jam and a bit of almond extract."

Clemh User ID: 5721012 153986
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Very good but do not roll into balls even after refrigerating overnight! Perhaps rolling in powder sugar may help? Any ideas?"

deanna77 User ID: 5862785 134417
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"Very delicious kinda tasted like pb&j. Somewhat difficult to make into perfect shape"

mrswurdeman User ID: 6112387 207161
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"They really do just have a hint of berry in them. Very good and easy to make."

jengmos32 User ID: 5812483 58973
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"These are easy and taste delicious! I made them for my wedding, and there were none left over."

grammycj User ID: 5463116 58972
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"The consistancy was terrible for forming these into balls. We found nothing special about them."

wanda abbott User ID: 4708649 153983
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"very good."

wanda abbott User ID: 4708649 146900
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"this is real good and any one should try to make them,as they would love them."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 148766
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"Don't even hesitate to make these. They are amazing!!"

paminnh User ID: 4524122 101072
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I made them with my grandchildren last Christmas and they were a huge hit !! Per grandchildren request we are making them again for Halloween."

kelly45890 User ID: 3637476 81231
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"it's 27 servings (2 pieces a serving) so it works out to be the same amount"

wiscook User ID: 1143528 68165
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"these are awesome, my kid even like them but it says 27 pieces in one spot and 4 1/2 dozen in another, I would say 27 is more true, I used low fat cream cheese and low fat nilla wafers it worked out just fine."

[email protected] User ID: 1812291 207160
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2007

"I made these for Christmas and everyone enjoyed them. I would highly recommend them for really any Holiday. Thumbs up."

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