Monday, September 28, 2009

Campagne Maison's Coconut Bonbons

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

Campagne Maison's Coconut Bonbons

2 boxes confectioners sugar

1 can condensed milk

1 14 oz bag coconut

3 cups chopped pecans

3 sticks melted butter

Combine all ingredients and chill thoroughly. Form into walnut sized balls, place on waxed paper covered cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer until firm but NOT frozen. Remove and continue with chocolate coating process.

Chocolate Coating

1 stick candy paraffin

1 16 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Melt paraffin in double boiler, add chips and mix until well blended. Insert a wooden skewer into a candy piece and dip into the chocolate mixture with a rotating motion of the wrist. Gently tap off excess chocolate and place onto waxed paper, continuing until all the bonbons are coated. This must be done quickly. Once the hot chocolate coating hits the cold bonbon it will harden.

Store in tightly covered containers in cool temperature or in the refrigerator. They freeze indefinitely.

Personal note: I am not a huge fan of semi-sweet chocolate, so I mix milk chocolate chips with semi sweet. Doing this makes a sweeter bonbon, so you will need to take that into consideration if you make these. I've never had any problems with these melting once they were coated probably because they never lasted long enough. But to be on the safe side, I would recommend keeping them refrigerated.

I have never made these without thinking about Lucy and Ethel and their job stint at the candy factory. Although I have never stuffed any down my bra or hid them under my chef's hat, I have had several of them in my mouth.....LOL

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Bon Appetit and Au revoir,


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I have had these and they are DIVINE !!!
That Lucy was a mess wasn't she.That was one of my favorites !

Hope you have a great day dear Jacque !

Sea Witch said...

These look soooo tempting. I would have to lock them away or I would shamelessly induldge in the entire plateful. Happy Monday. Sea Witch

Maggie B said...

Mmmmmm, Jacque they look delicious, I can taste them from here.
a bientot

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOO, they do look good and I know they taste good. TL

Lorrie said...

Oh YUM! These sound wonderful.

I hope your week is starting with joy.


Doris Sturm said...

Wow! I'd like to have one right now, please ;-)

Ana said...

Yummy Jacque!
They look so scrumptilicious! Wait, wait...I'm drooling here.:-D I love chocolate. Definitely will have to give these a try!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Hugs and kisses,

Janet said...

Oh wow! I had thought never to see coconut bonbons again after a egional manufacturer stopped making them years ago. Please, what size are the packages of confectioners sugar?
Thanks so much for publishing this recipe.
Janet in lovely Nova Scotia by the Fundy coast