Mocha-Pecan Ice Cream Bonbons

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + freezing


about 5 dozen

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
These bite-sized 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
Mocha-Pecan Ice Cream Bonbons Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; place in freezer to keep cold. Place pecans in a shallow bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules until dissolved; cool completely.
  4. Working quickly and in batches, use a toothpick to dip ice cream balls into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined pan; remove toothpick. Return to freezer; freeze until set. For longer storage, transfer bonbons to a covered freezer container and return to freezer.

Nutrition Facts

1 bonbon: 171 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.