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Chocolate Bonbons - Tutorial by ElwynAvalon Chocolate Bonbons - Tutorial by ElwynAvalon
The tutorial for Chocolate Covered Bonbons.

I forgot to write it in, but I got 3 1/2 baking sheets full of candies out of this recipe. It makes an awful lot. ^^

Enjoy!
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Now this looks like neat and yummy! :drool:
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ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're delicious! (Not to tout my own wares or anything. :XD:)
They go together really quick too!
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
do you think I could use very thick cream instead of condensed milk or something else?
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ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't think it would work exactly the same way, but it might keep everything together. The sweetened condensed milk already has a high sugar content, and the glutinous quality keeps things together. If you use cream I would start out using very little, and add the powdered sugar in increments. You'll probably need a lot of sugar to get it past the "icing" stage and to something that is thick enough to work with your hands.
I'd start out with a quarter of a cup of cream, that's an easy to experiment amount, that'll go a long way without robbing you of all of your sugar. Then over-saturate it with sugar and see if it reaches the right consistency. ^_~
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thank you for your answer. I was thinking about using mascarpone too, I guess I'll have to experiment a little :giggle:
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Azuvala-Assantri Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried this recipe and couldn't get the sugar, milk, and extract to work. I ended up adding three times the amount of sugar (which was about an extra bag o.O) and it still wasn't enough to form much more than melting lumps of sugar. It was fun to try, at any rate. ^^
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SapphirexBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, those look delicious!

I didn't know people posted recipes on DeviantART. I might have to look for some...
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ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! :blush:

We have a whole group dedicated to DA recipes. If you're interested it can be found here: [link]
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Rikayu-chan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
when you put the dough balls into the chocolate, is the chocolate still on the fire? I want to try these for valentine's day~ :3
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ElwynAvalon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ack! Sorry! I'm so behind in replying! ><
I realize it's way after Valentine's Day, so I hope they turned out! But yes, keep the chocolate on the stove, but turn the temperature down a bit to keep it from burning.
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