{raw} mini bon bons

by Lori and Michelle on November 4, 2011

raw vegan bon bon

since yesterday was not a very good day for us for a few reasons which we will not bore you with.

you know what always helps with a little cheering up is chocolate!

even better would be a bite size chocolate covered treat. yep, that sounds perfect!

inside a bon bonso remember that one time that we posted a creamy cashew cream? like, back in September? gheez has it been that long

and how we just did mini biscotti? then there was the mini applesauce cakes? and who could forget the mini cookies n cream cakes?

apparently we have been enjoying mini things lately.  they are just so cute. can’t help it.

since we’re in the process of having a rainy day here in North Carolina, what could be better than a mini bon bon to lighten up the day? nothing, obviously!

we decided to make something a bit more adorable and fun: raw bon bons! too cute, right? that’s what we thought

healthy gluten free bon bon

do you know what a bon bon is? according to Wikipedia it refers them as sweets covered in chocolate. sounds delicious. and usually a sugar overload. but hey that is what ‘candy’ should be right haha

the chocolate sauce we used ended up being a little messy and got hard quickly (we do not have heat on yet in the place so it gets pretty cold). but who doesn’t like getting messy while making desserts?

raw cashew cream balls

dipping bon bonthe fun but messy part

vegan raw dessert chocolate balls

we absolutely loved the flavor of the lemon zest and cardamom coming through when you bite into one. we were surprised by how much we enjoyed chocolate and lemon together. these bon bons were everything we were dreaming of and more. so rich, creamy and delectable.

gluten free healthy bon bon

these little bon bons are great to make with kids and let them get covered in the chocolate. and these are also great for making a head of time for a party or something. now who doesn’t love bite size dessert that you can eat with your fingers? didn’t think so

till next time, who wants a bon bon?








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Lauren November 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

Every time I think I’ve seen you make the most delicious thing ever, you top it! These look absolutely divine!!!!! Perfect for the holidays. I’ve gotta make this!!!
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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh November 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

Love mini treats! Makes me feel like I can eat more :-)
These look delicious! I love cashew cream(thanks to you guys!) and I love chocolate…sooooo, these are my new fav candy! :-)
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Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

aww thank you Lauren!! HUGS

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 6:24 am

your welcome girl! thanks xoxo

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 4, 2011 at 6:24 am

Yes please! This would totally make a bad day good! These would be so good for a holiday party! Everyone loves bonbons!
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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 4, 2011 at 6:33 am

These look soooo good! Mini treats are great. And I love your pics and all the graphics/words you added…so creative!
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Lisa November 4, 2011 at 6:33 am

They look fabulous! Cashew cream (and chocolate) is amazing…
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the delicate place November 4, 2011 at 6:37 am

oh my. i was so wrong but hey maybe you can make a raw almond butter buckeye? i want a bon bon!! happy friday girls <3

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 6:44 am

yep :)

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 6:44 am

thanks Averie, we are having fun :)

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 6:45 am

thanks Lisa!

Nicole @ Making Good Choices November 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

my grandma ALWAYS had bon bons when I was younger. It was our special treat. I HAVE to make these!
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Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 8:06 am

Melissa haha we will look into that :) and Happy Friday to you too! HUGS

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 8:06 am

Nicole yes you do haha

Christine (The Raw Project) November 4, 2011 at 8:31 am

These look fabulous, yum! Perfect solution to a bad day to me! :-)
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katie @KatieDid November 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

So incredibly cute! just the name bon-bon is simply the cutest. Hope you have a better day today!

Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 9:11 am

haha I know right Katie, I am thinking of name everything bon bon haha

Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! November 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

So cute and delicious! I know chocolate always brightens up my day :-) Also, bonbon also means candy in French.
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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. November 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

These look out of this world!!!! I’m totally going to buy cashews on the way home from work today so I can make these :)
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Lori and Michelle November 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

Rachel I meant to might that in the post today but I forgot oops haha thanks!

Lindsay @ biking before bed November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

Bon bons make me think of Shake your Bon Bon by Ricky Martin:) and I think desserts are always better if they are mini. Then u can eat more than one.
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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I do! These look like the perfect little bite. I could totally go for 1 or many more today.

Erica November 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm

YES! I am baking today too. After a rough week- there is NOTHING wrong with a little (or a lotta) chocolate! These are perfect. Cashew cream…delicious
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jessie ann james November 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

omg these look amazing and I wish I had cashews on hand to make them right now!!! yummy!
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Ela November 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I love choc and lemon together–oh, and you know I adore cardamom… Looks beautiful, such an adorable treat. Darn right that dipping choc is super-messy, though!
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Charissa November 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

You girls know how to make me drool. Those look amazing!!! Haha, and I love the word bon-bon…not sure why! 😉
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Laury @thefitnessdish November 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Wow, these look amazing!! You both have done it again! That filling looks so scrumptious!
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Shannon (Healthiful Balance) November 5, 2011 at 3:35 am

YUM! These look soo delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
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(what runs) Lori November 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

I love you girls because you make the most INCREDIBLE food EVER. Seriously. I want to come live with you to be your personal taste-tester. Please?!?!
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Lori and Michelle November 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

Lori you are more than welcome!! love you girl xoxo

Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com November 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

Looks fantastic! Thank you for amazing recipes!

Ellie@fitforthesoul November 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Mmmmm I absolutely LOVE bonbons! They bring me good childhood memories, b/c in Argentina they’re like, one of the staple sweets! :)
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niki December 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm

These look awesome, any suggestion to replacing the cashews? I have irish moss but it would need to still have something else and nuts/coconut are not an option, would blended hemp seeds work?

Lori and Michelle December 2, 2011 at 5:34 am

Niki, not sure about how well hemp seeds would work, I would suggest using a little more irish moss with hemp seeds, so it is 1/2 cup cashews so try doing 1/4 cup of each.

Angela G January 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I made these today after months of intending to. They are divine! Both the cashew cream and the chocolate sauce are amzing. Nice job!

Lori and Michelle January 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Awesome Angela!!!! Thank you for letting us know too. Glad you enjoyed them

Alba February 7, 2013 at 1:38 am

Hi there!
Could anyone tell me the nutritional info for these gorgeous bon bon?? :) Thanks!

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