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Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

Craving. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Nagging, nagging. Helllooooo. Chocolate. NEED Chocolate! Peanut butter. Mmm. Peanut butter. Nagging. Craving. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. CHOCOLATE!

Bonbons … Mmm. Bonbons. Yes. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Yes, yes, yes. Ah! Better.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

I feed my cravings with high quality ingredients and then I also try to lighten up my favorite decadent treats.  If they taste really good, I find I don’t need to eat large quantities of them. These are sort of like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, except they’re healthier.

Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons

Heavily adapted from Baby Gizmo Blog. To reduce the fat, I used PB2 in place of half of the peanut butter, which is a powdered form of peanut butter with 85% of the fat removed. If you can’t find it at your local grocery store (in the health food section), you can order it online.

  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (chocolate or regular … whatever you prefer/have on hand … I used a mix of both)
  • 1/4 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup PB2 (chocolate or regular or a mix of both … I used half chocolate/half regular)
  • 1/4 cup fat free half & half
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • For dipping: good quality dark chocolate and mini chocolate chips … I am not sure how much I used because I grabbed some bar chocolate then added chips to it, but I would guess it would be about 1 – 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips plus a cup of mini chocolate chips
In a handi chopper or food processor, grind the graham crackers into fine crumbs. Pour them into a bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients. Form the mixture into balls (makes about 24 or so), set the balls on a tray and set in the freezer for an hour or longer.
Set the mini chocolate chips in a separate bowl, then melt some dark chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler. To melt it in the microwave, microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir, then microwave 30 seconds longer and stir again. If it’s still not melted, microwave another 30 seconds and stir.
Lay out a section of waxed paper on a baking pan to set the chocolates on once you’ve dipped them.
To dip the bonbons: roll a ball around in the melted chocolate with a spoon, then poke it with a toothpick and shake gently to remove some of the chocolate. Hold the ball by the toothpick over the bowl of mini-chops and sprinkle with mini chips, then set on the waxed paper. Let the bonbons sit until the chocolate is set (in the fridge, if needed). Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons

This recipe was shared at Melt in your Mouth MondaysManic Mondays, Fit & Fabulous Fridays, Foodie Friends Friday and Newlyweds Recipe Linky.

24 responses

  1. HOLY MOLY ANN!! These look Amazing!!!! xoxo :0

    June 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much Lauren!

      June 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

  2. petit4chocolatier

    These look so good! I am going to attempt making them. Thank you for sharing, judy

    June 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so happy you’re going to try them! I hope you enjoy them as much as I am enjoying mine :)

      June 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

  3. Wowzers!!! I want about 2 dozen for me right now:-) Those look awesome!!!!

    June 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks so much Jocelyn! I am really loving them … I gave my friends just ONE to taste … the rest are for ME hee hee :)

      June 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

  4. OH MY WORD!!!! That is all….well maybe, can I have a few please? They looks and sound fantastic! Hugs, Terra

    June 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    • Ann

      Come on over Terra! I’ll share :)

      June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

  5. Rhonda

    can you use the regular peanut butter anyway without changing any thing else in the recipe?

    June 25, 2012 at 5:14 am

  6. Looks delicious!

    June 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

    • Ann

      thank you Lois … my “taste testers” agreed with me … they are!

      June 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

  7. Ann, these look wonderful! Anything with chocolate and peanut butter immediately wins my heart.

    June 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    • Ann

      Oh me too! I get HUGE cravings for chocolate and peanut butter.

      June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  8. Oh Goodness Gracious!! Ann you are killing me. Chocolate and peanut butter? Two of my favorite things!! <3

    June 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    • Ann

      they’re my favorites too … I’m keeping them hidden from myself in an opaque container in the fridge :)

      June 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  9. You are a better, more patient woman than I am. When I get the peanut butter and chocolate craving, I usually insert spoon into peanut butter jar and hand into chocolate chip bag. But at least they are usually Ghirardeli dark chocolate chips.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  10. I am in love with these. lol Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday!

    August 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    • Ann

      That makes me sooo happy Robyn … thank you :)

      August 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

  11. WOW…these Bon Bons look A-Mazing!!! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    August 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Miss Ericka! They were really fun little bonbons to make … but even better to eat :)

      August 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  12. don’t those look amazing! Good thing I don’t have graham crackers in the house or I’m sure these would make a great movie snack. Yikes!

    August 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    • Ann

      aw thanks Judy! they are a little addictive, I have to admit …

      August 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

  13. These look divine! I’m looking forward to trying them soon :)

    August 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

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