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Video:How to Make Coconut Bonbons

with Elizabeth LaBau

Learn how to make soft, chewy coconut bonbons with a vibrant coconut flavor and a rich chocolate coating.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Coconut Bonbons

To Make Coconut Bonbons, You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 12 ounces (about 2 cups) chopped semi-sweet chocolate

Mix Ingredients in Large Bowl

Start by placing the marshmallows and corn syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the marshmallows are melted, for about a minute. Stir until they're smooth. Add the vanilla extract, the coconut extract, and the shredded coconut, and stir until it's all well mixed together.

Chill Ingredients

Cover the bowl with cling wrap, and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour. If you want to speed up the process you can put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. While the coconut mixture is chilling, get the chocolate ready.

Melt the Chocolate

Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Stir until it is melted and entirely smooth.

Form Chilled Candy into Balls

Once the candy has chilled and is firm enough to hold its shape, start forming it into balls using a candy scoop or a teaspoon. I usually scoop it all into rough shapes before I worry about making them perfect round balls.

Once it's all scooped, wet your hands and roll the coconut mixture between your palms to make nice round balls. If they seem soft still, refrigerate them or freeze them briefly just until they're firm enough to dip.

Dip Bonbons into Chocolate

To dip the bonbons, drop one in the melted chocolate and use a fork to remove it, tapping the fork against the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Set it on a foil-lined baking sheet and repeat with the other bonbons. If you want, you can sprinkle extra coconut on top while the chocolate is still wet.

Refrigerate them to set the chocolate, then enjoy their soft and chewy texture and delicious coconut flavor.
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