Dessert Ball Recipes
There are several types of popular “dessert balls” and below are details from Wikipedia explaining each “type” of dessert ball.
We have also included other types of dessert balls such as popcorn balls.
Below are all the Dessert Ball Recipes we have published to date.
What is a Bonbon
A bonbon is a small chocolate confection. They are usually filled with liqueur or other sweet ingredients and sold wrapped in colored foil.
In France, bonbons are usually made with a fruit center and may contain brittle, nougat, dragée, or caramel.
In the Western world, bonbons are usually also small candies but can vary by region in their ingredients, flavors, and shape.
Other types of fillings include butterscotch, fondant, fudge, ganache, gianduja, marzipan, praline, and truffle
According to French law, a chocolate candy or bonbon de chocolat must be at least 25% chocolate and can come in several forms:
- a bite-sized chocolate;
- an arrangement of different chocolates;
- a mixture of chocolate and other edible ingredients.
What is a Buckeye
Buckeyes are a confection made from a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate to leave a circle of peanut butter visible.
Buckeyes are similar to peanut butter balls (or peanut-butter-filled chocolate balls), which are completely covered in chocolate.
Named for its resemblance to the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree, the state tree of Ohio, this candy is particularly popular in Ohio and neighboring states. It is common for Ohioans to make buckeyes at home, but they are also available in mail-order catalogs and candy shops.
The dessert is not known prior to the 1960s or 1970s, originally being prepared by home cooks in their kitchens. One recipe included butter, crunchy or creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and chocolate chips. Peanut butter and butter are blended and powdered sugar is added gradually before it is rolled into small balls and dipped in melted chocolate.
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