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Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons

Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons

Cathy Brockway
Ohh so decadent! These cookies are soft on the inside; infused with mint and rich with chocolate
Course Dessert
Cuisine cookies


  • 8 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 c finely crushed, hard peppermint candies
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Several coarsely chopped hard peppermint candies for decoration


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat until chocolate melts andmixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in ½ cupcrushed peppermint and sugar. Let cool.
  • Add eggs one at a time to melted chocolate, stirring well. Stir in extracts.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in chocolatechips. Cover and chill dough for about 2 hours or until firm
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Shape dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.Bake for 12-13 minutes or until puffed and crinkly on top. Sprinkle coarselychopped peppermint candies on top, pressing lightly into top of cookie. Cool 5minutes on baking sheet then transfer to cooling racks.
    Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons Recipe - roll dough into balls
  • Optional: Mix approx. ½ c. powdered sugar and a few teaspoons of milk to make a thinglaze. Drizzle over completely cooled cookies.


Recipe Notes: Here are my best tips for making ‘peppermint dust.’ You can certainly seal candy in a plastic bag and smash it with a rolling pin until it’s crushed. But here’s an easier way to get a nice consistency without too much mess. Seal peppermint candies in a zip plastic bag, removing as much air as you can. Then seal into a second plastic bag. Squeeze out air.
Place the bag on top of a cutting board to prevent damage to your counter. Using a meat mallet or hammer, roughly break the candy into pieces. The extra layers of plastic helps prevent the candies from puncturing the bag and getting all over the counter. Now simply empty crushed candy into your blender or food processor. A few moments on grind will produce a wonderful peppermint dust. The smaller candy pieces will be easier on your blades.
Making extra ‘peppermint dust’ gives you some to keep on hand for sprinkling in hot chocolate or coffee. Store in air-tight bags to keep it fresh.
Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons Recipe
Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons Recipe
Keyword bonbons, chocolate cookies, cookies