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.
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!
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!