Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Velvet Bon-Bons

About 5...(or was it 8??? ) years ago I bought a cook book from QVC all because of these.  Red Velvet Bon-Bons.   You won't believe how incredibly easy they are!   The only "hard" part is dipping all these balls into chocolate, and that's because I hate the tediousness of it.   I made them one year for the Christmas Eve get-together my family has.  All the family, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and immediate family gather on Christmas Eve for food and games.  Ever since, these are "expected" to be there.  (Last year I made something different.  Boy!  You would've thought I had told them there was no Santa this year.

So, if you've never had, or heard, of Red Velvet BonBons, I'm going to share with you now.

All you need is
A box of red velvet cake mix (You could make it from scratch, but why?)
Container of cream cheese frosting
Chocolate for dipping  I used almond bark and candy melts

Bake the cake according to package directions.  Crumble it up in a large bowl and add the container of frosting.  Mush and goosh it all together. (That's the fun part!)
put in the frige to chill (making it easier to handle) a couple of hours
Roll into balls.  Don't get OC about this, just make the balls however big you want 'em.
Put the balls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and put in freezer for an hour...or two.

When the chocolate is melted, pop 'em out of the freezer.  Dip in the chocolate onto another wax paper lined cookie sheet.  (I used a toothpick to spear the balls and dip into the chocolate.

That's it!   Now go and impress!

NOTE:  You can probably notice in the pic that I used milk chocolate on half of 'em, and dark chocolate on the other half.


  1. sounds yummy! i hope you have learned your lesson,and won't leave these out of the family christmas next year!