Make these vegan caramel chocolate bonbons to treat yourself or your loved ones. You only need a few ingredients to make these luxurious chocolate treat!!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what’s better than some healthy chocolate bonbons that you can enjoy guilt-free!! ???
I made 3 variations of healthy vegan chocolate bonbons. I will be posting them in the next few days. Keep an eye out for some mouth-watering Raspberry & Cream filled chocolate and Peanut Butter & Jam !!
This was my first attempt at making chocolate bonbons. I’ve always been a little scared of chocolate making. But honestly, it was a breeze.
These luxurious healthy vegan caramel chocolate bonbons turned out pretty impressive!!
They were gone in less time than I needed to make them.
I used half-sphere silicone molds (these ones), but you can use whatever shape you want. If you are a beginner, I’d recommend using silicone, because it will make the unmolding process so much easier.
Everything in this recipe is quite easy besides, for the chocolate melting process. On a more technical side, you’ll need to temper your chocolate. Fear not, it’s pretty simple actually.
Chocolate tempering is a method for melting down your chocolate without losing any of its properties.
It’s important to make this right so your chocolate stays nice, shiny, and more importantly, it snaps when you take a bite!!!
They are multiple methods to temper chocolate but here I am using the seeding method. It consists of melting about 70% of the chocolate and once that is melted you can add the remaining 30%.
These vegan caramel chocolate bonbons are:
Easy to make
And they make for a great gift!!
These mouth-watering vegan caramel chocolate bonbons are the perfect healthy treat!! You only need a few ingredients to make these healthy chocolate bonbons.
- 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chopped
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates
- 1 cup water (for soaking)
- 4 tbsp plant milk of choice or water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
Clean and pat-dry your silicone mold.
Pit your Medjool dates and place a bowl along with the water, let soak for at least 15 minutes. Drain the dates from water and place in a food processor along with plant milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse until a smooth paste is formed. You can add more water if needed. Set in the fridge to cool down.
Place about 70% of your chopped dark chocolate in a glass bowl. Save the rest.
Place your bowl in the microwave and melt in 30 seconds intervals. Stirring with a silicone spatula in between each 30 sec.
Once your chocolate is melted ( it should take around 3x30sec) stir to cool it down a little. Add the remaining chopped chocolate. Stir well, until all smooth.
Pour a teaspoon (or more if needed) of melted chocolate into each pocket of your mold.
With a brush bring the chocolate to the side and make sure to cover well. Don't let any gap, otherwise, the filling is going to leak. Let sit in the fridge for a couple minutes.
Once the chocolate is set, add a teaspoon of your date mixture to each pocket of the mold. Make sure to leave an empty space so you can close your chocolate bonbons with the final layer.
Finally, add a teaspoon of chocolate to each bonbon. With a spatula, level the chocolate on the mold and clean the sides.
Let the caramel chocolate bonbons sit for a couple of minutes in the fridge before popping out of the mold.
Optional: Decorate as you desire. I used gold luster dust and brushed it with a dry brush over the chocolate bonbons to get this golden effect.