How to make chocolate bonbons
Bonbons are the perfect gift for your partner as well as for family and friends. Many people tend to buy this delicious treat for special occasions such as Valentine's Day, birthdays or anniversaries. If you want to give bonbons to a chocolate lover you know but think it isn't exactly an inventive gift, you can surprise them by making them yourself. If you like this idea and want to know how to make chocolate bonbons, read this OneHowTo article and discover our guide.
Before you begin, you have to decide on what flavour your chocolate gift will be. If you want, you can make different flavoured ones and just use less chocolate for each one. Once you've decided, melt the chocolate in a microwave or bain-marie. If you do it in the microwave, turn it to a low temperature setting and, take it out and stir it every few seconds so that it stays completely even. If you do it in a bain-marie, add 2/3 of the chocolate. When fully melted, remove from heat, add the rest, and stir to melt.
Now, pour the chocolate into the chocolate moulds one by one. Use a teaspoon or a piping bag, but don't fill them to the brim, just slightly less than half-full. Then, put it in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled. This may take about 20 minutes. After this time, check if the chocolate has hardened and then you can continue.
Once cool, add a pinch of sugar in each chocolate and add another layer of chocolate but this time use Nutella. This way, we will achieve the distinct, more characteristic taste of bonbons. With a teaspoon, add the Nutella taking care not to fill the mould completely, because we still have one last step to go.
When you have added the Nutella to each of the moulds, just fill them with another layer of melted chocolate. This will give the chocolates more consistency and a shiny finish. Put the mould in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden. If you are planning to give them as a Valentine's or anniversary gift, we recommend heart-shaped moulds.
All done! As you have seen, this is a very simple recipe to make some basic but delicious bonbons. They're great to make with kids, as they are so easy. Remember that the appearance of your chocolates is important, so when you finish filling the moulds make sure that the chocolate doesn't spill out and sticks together. If you want, you can use white chocolate for the outside and use Nutella or milk chocolate for the inside, to make them more beautiful.
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- If making this recipe with children, be very careful when melting the chocolate, as it can get very hot and they could burn themselves.