Friday, June 12, 2009

No Cook Bon-bons

A couple of days ago, my 5 year old son came to me with a book and said "Mom, we HAVE to make some Bon-bons." lol...he has a sweet tooth just like me.
The book that he brought to me was a book that I had as a little girl. It is a well-loved book called The Giants' Farm. Written by Jane Yolen. It's just a real fun book!! And now is one of my sons' favorites.
I thought I'd share the recipe. It's very simple and easy to make.

Stout's Giant No-cook Bon-bons

2 Tbls. Butter
1/8 tsp. Vanilla
10 Tbls. Confectioner's Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
3/4 cup Chopped Nuts (I like to use walnuts)

1. Take butter out of the refrigerator. Let it get soft.

2. Mash the butter with a spoon. Keep mashing it. It will look like whipped cream.

3. Mix the vanilla in one drop at a time.

4. Add the sugar to the butter and vanilla mixture. Add it slowly, one spoonful at a time. Mix and mix and mix some more.

5. Add the chopped nuts a few nuts at a time. Mix and mix some more.

6. Take a large pinch of the mixture with your fingers. Roll it in a ball. Take another, make another. And another. Make twelve balls in all. Put all the bon-bons on a plate that is lined with wax paper.

7. Put the plate with the bon-bons in the refrigerator. Let them get hard.

8. If you want to, you can pour melted sweetened chocolate over these candies. Then they will really be bon-bon. That is French for good-good.

9. Eat!!


1 comment:

-Seth said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! I used to make these as a kid but no longer have "The Giants' Farm" book but really wanted to make them. Very tasty! Thanks!

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