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

17 thoughts on “Healthy Vegan Bonbons”

  • Now I could go for some bon bons. The fact they are healthy is a bonus. I love dark chocolate.

  • A dark chocolate coating will make everything taste yummy! I’m not vegan, but I do have friends with dairy allergies. They make desserts this way. I’ll share your recipe! And, I think it’s awesome you lived in Nice. I want to visit France again soon and venture outside of Paris. There’s lots to that country I want to explore!

  • Oh my I knew I was gonna like this recipe as soon as I saw the photo! Oh my yum! This looks like something I NEED to make stat – I do have a question for you though . . .can you actually taste the dates? I have a couple other recipes I have been wanting to try lately and I’m not a fan and have been scared BUT this I may have to just do it as I’d love to find something good. =

    • Thanks! And no, you can’t really taste the dates! I’m not a huge fan of dates on their own but I use them all the time in raw recipes!

  • Looks like a really easy and yummy recipe. My best friend is a vegan so i am going to surprise her with these treats for Thanksgiving dessertfor her. She will love it. thanks for the great idea!

  • These look super yummy! The picture made me want to try them because they look so good but the word healthy in the title really made me want to whip up a batch and dive in right now. I will have to try these!

  • Yum, love bon bons. These look delicious. I’ve never tried making them before but your recipe looks so easy.

  • Nicole 3 years ago

    Is there a sub I could use for the rice syrup? honey?

    • You could use maple syrup however, you might need to adjust the quantity of the almond flour. Maple syrup isn’t as binding as brown rice syrup or honey!

  • Now, these would be great for a Christmas Party! I like how simple it is to make and I like that they are vegan so anyone can eat them.

  • I’ve been really thinking about switching to a vegan diet. I haven’t made the switch yet, but I’m just in the research and planning stages right now. This recipe for vegan bon bons sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Jenn! People would be surprised that vegan recipes can actually appeal to non-vegans as well!

  • These look really good! I don’t normally eat vegan food, but wouldn’t mind trying these. As much as I love my sweet things, sometimes there is such a thing as too much! My daughter would love dark chocolate ones I think.

  • Cindy Gordon 3 years ago

    THESE, wow these look amazing! And vegan to boot! This girl says yes! I’d love to make these for my family at Christmas! What a sweet treat, my kids will be super excited about this recipe!

  • Lauren 3 years ago

    Can you please make these for DD Christmas

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