Peanut Butter Bonbons

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  • Total Time 30m
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Makes about 52 bonbons

We call these bonbons because they have the look and richness of the melt-in-your-mouth candy, but they are a snap to make.


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter or margarine and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar and baking soda; beat till combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 8-10 minutes, or till cookies are set and lightly browned on the bottom. Remove the cookies from pan and cool on a rack.

In a medium, heavy saucepan, heat the chocolate and shortening over low heat till melted. Cool slightly. Using a fork, dip the peanut butter balls, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture to coat. Transfer to waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Chill till firm. Store in a cool place.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 524

nutrition information per serving

99 calories; 5g total fat; 9mg cholesterol; 10mg sodium; 12g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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