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Bonbons are considered a luxury confection by most people. The phrase "sitting around eating bonbons all day" implies a life of privilege, with little responsibility, and the free time to do nothing but consume indulgent treats.
The name bonbons means "candy" or "sweet" in French. It's from the word "bon" which means "good". And bonbons are indeed good! In France, these are hard candies. In the U.S., what we call bonbons are very different. They are typically candies that have a fondant, fruit, or nut center and have been dipped in chocolate, forming a solid coating. They are closer to what we call truffles than the French version of the candy. I've also had ice cream bonbons, little balls of vanilla or other flavored ice cream that have a chocolate coating.
Fudgy Bonbons photo: Wrongway Made with vegetable oil, white chocolate chips, whole milk chicolate candy kisses -- unwrapped, vanilla extract, flour, sweetened condensed milk, butter, semisweet chocolate chips Chocolate Bon Bons Made with vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, flour, egg, brown sugar, sugar, butter
Texas Bon Bons Made with paraffin wax, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, butter, chopped pecans, flaked coconut stovetop
Cherry Bon Bons Made with cherry juice, powdered sugar, maraschino cherries, salt, flour, vanilla extract, sugar, margarine Bourbon Bonbons Made with shortening, semisweet chocolate morsels, pecans, powdered sugar, milk, bourbon, bourbon, PLUS, butter Coconut Bon Bons Made with semi-sweet dipping chocolate -- more as needed, butter, sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, flaked coconut, vanilla extract Strawberry Bonbons Made with white chocolate, dark baking chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, butter, coconut, strawberries stovetop Brownie Bon Bons Made with chocolate kisses, water, fudge brownie mix, pecans, egg oven Chocolate Coconut Bon-Bons Made with paraffin wax, (6-oz. size) chocolate chips, nuts; chopped fine, boxes (1-lb. size) confectioner's sugar, (13.5-oz. size) condensed milk, butter, salt, (3-oz. size) coconut Peanut Butter Bon Bons Made with desired flavor ready to spread frosting, graham cracker crumbs, margarine or butter, peanut butter, ready to spread vanilla frosting