Brownie Bonbons


Brownie Bonbons

36 treats
40 Min

These chocolately and luscious Brownie Bonbons look and taste so fancy, everyone'll think you spent a lot of time making 'em! Little do they know, this Christmas treat is fuss-free, thanks to a little holiday secret.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (19.8-ounce) package brownie mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes

What to Do

  1. Bake brownies according to package directions.
  2. Place crushed candy canes in a shallow dish. Remove brownies from oven and allow to sit 5 minutes. While brownies are still warm, use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon to scoop them out; roll into 1-inch balls.
  3. Immediately roll in crushed candy canes, coating completely. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Preparation Tip

We like to make some of these with traditional candy canes and others with green-and-white ones to get nice color variety in our dessert platters. 

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I made a cake style brownie. I could not roll into a ball. They were very crumbly. The crushed candy would not stick to the brownie. Please tell me what I did wrong. I wanted to surprise the grandkids but was not happy with the outcome. Should I have made fudge instead of cake like? Please help as these sound great. Thank you.

Used the wrong type of brownie and probably over-baked them. I don't care what directions for baking say, I NEVER bake anything until the pick comes out clean! It is always over-done if I do. I bake till pick comes out with a few crumbs stuck to it. But in the case of good fudgy brownies, even that is too long. I take out when they still look slightly under-done. Let cool just until you can handle them without burning your hands, whether it's 5 minutes or 15. This is supposed to be quick and simple. Letting them cool then crumbling and adding something to make it stick together just defeats that whole purpose. Fudgy brownies cooked properly will mash into a ball very easily while warm. I've done it for years, though not with intent to make a bonbon, just for fun eating!

I used pillsbury mix and followed regular directions and they came out perfect. They have directions for cake style so do not follow them. And yes it is fudge type. Hope you try again because everyone goes nuts for these. They disappear like magic.

I make these rolled in tiny peanut butter chips. Frozen brownies make the best dessert on a hot summer day!!

So yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

These were great !!! I followed the directions down to the candy canes, instead I mixed it up a lil by rolling some in mini peanut butter chips and some in mini mint chips. They were a hit with the family and at my Doctors Offices.

You can also use family size "fudgy" brownie mix. Bake as directed. Let it cool and cut into bite size pieces, roll into balls (run your hands under water to avoid sticking - shake excess water off). You can also make them brownie pops by putting a lollipop stick in each one. Put into your freezer for about 10 minutes. Don't let them freeze solid - just enough to get them slightly hardened. Let them sit out for about 2-3 minutes after freezing. In the meantime, Melt some chocolate candy wafers or almond bark, dip balls into chocolate and roll in crushed candy canes. Let sit to harden.

These are great and different! A bit sticky, but worth it. Don't leave crushed candy canes in a bowl overnight, the get real hard!

I think if a person would wear gloves, it might not be so hot to hold and roll the brownies into little balls. It sounds like this is something a family could do together, gather the kids around and have fun!!

I love brownie bon bons...I make them for my customers all the time. I find if you make the brownies cool them completely, then mix them with enough icing to form the balls, let them set up then dip them in chocolate.... they are excellent. You can use cake mix, prepare and bake, let cool completely mix with enough frosting to form balls, dip in chocolate .......mmmmm that's good too.

Ok I have to say I had high hopes for these, but all I got was some very tender hands. They say to cool for 5 mins, well anything that has been in the oven for 35 mins doesn't cool very much in 5 mins so rolling them becomes pain. If the brownies cook the least bit to the point of cakey, they don't roll very well. I had to squish the brownie mixture into like a play dough before they roll and stay with out cracking apart. The final verdict will be how they go over with my daughter bible study group. I don't think we will be making them again, unless we can figure out a better way.

next time you can try making it with a "fudgy" brownie mix. let them cool completely, cut into bite size pieces. Roll the pieces (wet your hands with water every so often) it will make the rolling easier and put in your freezer about 10 minutes to slightly harden. take out and let sit for 2-3 minutes, roll in crushed candy canes.

This recipe sounds wonderful,and looks so cute for a party.


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