Out of a Rut {recipe: chocolate chip cookie dough bon bons}

5 Mar

I have tried to make cake truffles atleast four times. I have failed every time. I don’t know what the deal is, but when I try to roll the cake into balls and it sticks to my hands, and I end up with these dough-ball messes. Then, I try to dunk my messy, sticky globs unto soft, melted, unadultered chocolate coating. I end up with a cake glob mashed with asymmetrical, hardening chocolate. They taste great but look atrocious, so I eat them myself and make something safe to bring.

Well I may suck at the cake truffles, but I totally owned these (the original recipe calls them chocolate chip cookie dough truffles).

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Anyhow, I found some easy truffles. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bon Bons. These are more like cookie dough, and less like truffles. But really, is that a problem for you? It is not a problem for me. 

I know what you are thinking. Cookie dough has raw eggs in it. 

Not this cookie dough. This has some crazy combo that includes sweetened condensed milk. And it is so, so good. And when I think about Bon Bons, I have visions of sitting in on the couch with a good blanket and some junky TV. Thinking of that makes me happy right now.

From cookie dough truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bon Bons

adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

¾ cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1 can  sweetened condensed milk

1 cup chocolate chips

4 oz. meltable chocolate bark


Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add salt and vanilla.

With speed on low, slowly add flour, alternating with condensed milk, beating well after each addition.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Refrigerate dough 45 minute-1 hour so that it is not too sticky.

Shape balls into 1-inch balls and place into an air tight container. Store in freezer for at least 3 hours.

From cookie dough truffles

Melt choolate and dip balls in chocolate. Let chocolate harden on wzxed paper and then freeze balls up to 3 weeks.

Original Post: https://saltimbocca.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-truffles


9 Responses to “Out of a Rut {recipe: chocolate chip cookie dough bon bons}”

  1. Brittany March 5, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    OMGOSH These look ridiculously fantastic. I can not wait to try them!!!!

  2. Kelly March 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    These look SOOOO good! What is chocolate bark? Can I use a regular bar of chocolate?

  3. Morgan March 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Ok, so chocolate bark is softer, easier-to-melt chocolate.

    Chocolate bark is usually on the shelf above the chocolate chips. It’s easy to use, but it isn’t too natural.

    If you use regular chocolate (probably a healthier option), use 4 oz of chocolate and add a tablespoon of butter or cream when you melt it so that it doesn’t harden before you dip the dough balls in it, and you should be good to go!

  4. Kelly March 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    Cool, thanks!

  5. carrieflener March 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    I can attest to the fact that these are AMAZING!!! You’re my hero, Morgan!! 🙂

  6. peabody March 16, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    They look great just as bon bons.

  7. Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats July 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    OMG – I SERIOUSLY need to make these this weekend. They look SO FANTASTIC!! 😀


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