Healthy Caramelized White Chocolate Bonbons

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Healthy Caramelized White Chocolate Bonbons


These Caramelized White Chocolate Bonbons are a blank slate for your dessert fantasies. The cashews and the cacao butter work as a neutral, creamy base allowing the vanilla to shine through.  

Ingredients

Caramelized White Chocolate:
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/3 heaping cup cacao butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice syrup, maple syrup, or another sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • pinch of salt
Optional Topping Ideas:
  • dehydrated strawberries or raspberries
  • matcha powder
  • ground cardamom
  • sumac and salted almonds
  • saffron and orange zest
  • lavender and lemon zest
  • roasted hazelnuts
  • mulberries
  • ground cinnamon
  • cacao nibs and chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start by melting the cacao butter in a microwave-safe bowl at high in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until it’s melted. You can also do this in a pan on a stovetop. Once melted, mix in the cashew butter. Once fully incorporated add the vanilla, sweetener of choice, maca powder, and salt.
  2. Pour the chocolate into a chocolate mold or an ice cube tray and add whichever toppings you fancy!
  3. Transfer mold or tray into the freezer and allow to set – you can also let them set in the fridge but they’ll be slightly more fudge-y.

Notes

  • I recommend storing these chocolates in the freezer to get the same bite as you would with normal white chocolate, but if you don’t mind it being more fudge-like then feel free to keep them in your refrigerator!
  • You can go crazy with the toppings or leave them as is (just as lovely), this chocolate can also be used as a drizzle when still warm/room temperature, or for incorporating into no-bake recipes where you would otherwise use white chocolate.
  • Use this Healthy Caramelized White Chocolate recipe for these Golden Eggs or instead of dark chocolate in these Whipped Coconut Cream Truffles.