Healthy Vegan Bonbons

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

Healthy treats that require zero cooking time are my favourite to prepare for the family. These healthy vegan bonbons are a twist on traditional bonbons, plus they’re gluten, sugar, and dairy-free. The south of France’s got nothing on these delectable two-bite confections!

I’ve lived in the south of France. Nice, to be exact. The mesmerizing French Riviera, with its rocky beaches, cafe-lined streets, quaint markets, and of course, French desserts! There were many evenings when I literally sat on the couch, watching tv, eating bonbons. ‘Bonbons’ translated means ‘good.’ And like my fellow French counterparts, these are really GOOD! The French might beg to differ since the only thing traditional about these healthy vegan bonbons is their shape, and the fact that they are smothered in melted chocolate.

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

Whereas traditional bonbons tend to be super sweet and can even become nauseating once you’ve eaten too many (I speak from experience), these have just the right amount of sweetness which is balanced out by the nutty almonds and bittersweet chocolate coating. These are firm, yet chewy when you bite into them, and so creamy and rich.

These are perfect ANYtime snacks-healthy enough for a mid-morning pick-me-up or a post-lunch or mid-afternoon treat, one that won’t give you a sugar rush or make you feel guilty about devouring. I’ve even served these bonbons as dessert for dinner guests since they’re a decadent treat that everyone can enjoy, especially those with dietary restrictions. Coincidentally, I also enjoy the fact that they don’t take hours to prepare. Besides being delicious, they are foolproof. I swear by it. And I bet you can’t eat just one of them!

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

2016-11-15
: 12-14
: 10 min

Healthy treats that require zero cooking time are my favourite to prepare for the family. These healthy vegan bonbons are a twist on traditional bonbons, plus they’re gluten, sugar, and dairy-free. The south of France’s got nothing on these delectable two-bite confections! I’ve lived in the south of France. Nice, to be exact. The mesmerizing …

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Ingredients
    1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 2 heaping tsp. brown rice syrup
  • 1 heaping tbs. peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3-4 tsp. coconut milk
Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small food processor and process until smooth and combined. The mixture should be somewhat crumbly but stick when packed together tightly.

Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands (or use a small ice cream scoop coated with cooking spray) then roll into a ball. Press tightly together when rolled. If the mixture sticks to your hands, coat your hands with a drop of cold water each time. Set in fridge for at least 30 minutes to cool before dipping into the chocolate.

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

In a small bowl, heat the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and coconut milk for 15-20 second intervals until just melted. Stir to combine. Remove the bonbons from the fridge and dip into the chocolate. Serve immediately or return to the fridge. These can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Healthy Vegan Bonbons

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