Rich and Chewy Baklava Bon Bons
In my ongoing quest to Greekify everything and everyone, and in my ongoing quest to create new and fun ways to use up the corners and edges of my baklava, I present to you: the Baklava Bon Bon. Simple, easy, delicious. These do not last long in my house. The kids (and husband) were popping them in their mouths like popcorn and packing them in their lunch boxes. I have to say, the dark chocolate covered bon bons seem to be a little more popular than the white chocolate covered, but you can’t go wrong with either one.
Ground sugar cookies and baklava make up the soft center while dark chocolate and white chocolate surround the outside. Topped with a tiny wedge of baklava, biting into one of these bon bons will make your tastebuds celebrate. Trust me. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mixture. Any packaged sugar cookie will do the trick as well.
- 12 cinnamon sugar cookies
- 1 cup chopped baklava pieces
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 16 ounces chocolate candy coating, dark chocolate and/or white chocolate
- 1/4 cup chopped baklava for topping
- In food processor, process half the cookies and half the baklava pieces until fine. Remove and set aside.
- Process the remaining cookies and baklava pieces until fine.
- Mix all of the cookie and baklava in the processor, and add the cream cheese.
- Process until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
- Shape cookie mixture into 1 1/4 balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In a medium, warm the candy pieces in the microwave until melted.
- Using 2 forks, dip and roll the chilled cookie balls into the melted chocolate.
- Return to the lined cookie sheet and top with a small piece of baklava.
- Return to refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving.
- Bon Bons can be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week, but who are we kidding? They'll be gobbled up before then.
©2016 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.
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