Mouthwatering Gluten-Free Chocolate Bonbons Recipe

Oh, fair reader, let me be the bearer of good news! Doth my ears deceive me? Nay, for I have chanced upon a bounteous recipe that shall leave thee in awe. And let me tell you, friends, it is none other than the Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons Recipe.

Listen closely and harken to my words as I recount the tale of this delightful concoction. Imagine if thou wilt, a heavenly creation that boasts of both glorious taste and healthful ingredients. Yes, you heard it right – healthy! This recipe is without gluten, dairy and refined sugars so every bite will leave you feeling virtuous.

And do not think for one moment that this morsel is meant only for those with ages fewer than twenty. Oh no! These bonbons are an ageless wonder that will be much loved by all tongues regardless of their sophistication.

So come fair reader, join me on this journey as we delve deeper into this magnificent Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons
Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons

Hearken, good people! I have a recipe that will make you fall in love with chocolate bonbons all over again. This recipe is not only indulgent, but it is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly. Oh, how divine! Who said healthy can’t be delicious?

Now, let me tell you why you will adore this recipe. Firstly, it is effortless to make. With only a few simple steps, this recipe will take you to a world of gooey, chocolaty perfection. Secondly, the ingredients used are free from any refined sugars or flours. So go ahead and indulge yourself without feeling any guilt.

Moreover, these bonbons are versatile and can satisfy your taste buds in more than one way. You can create peanut butter chocolate bonbons or even raspberry bonbons by using the same base ingredients! Let your imagination run wild!

And lastly, why settle for any store-bought bonbons when you can make them at home? Trust me; these delightful treats will be way better than anything that comes out of a chocolate shop!

So what are you waiting for? Try this recipe today and let the flavors do the talking!

Ingredient List

 Sweet bites of heaven
Sweet bites of heaven

Gluten-Free Chocolate Bonbons Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need for making these gluten-free chocolate bonbons.

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (1:1 ratio)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted (for the bonbon mixture)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (for the bonbon mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (optional for adding nutty flavor to the chocolate base)
  • For Chocolate Ganache, you will be needed:
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut cream
  • For Different Flavors and Combinations, additional ingredients that can be used are:
  • Raspberry: Add raspberry puree or raspberry extract to the ganache.
  • Peanut Butter: Place a small spoonful of creamy peanut butter in the center before dipping the entire bonbon in chocolate coating.
  • White Chocolate: Drizzle melted white chocolate over top of each finished bonbon.
  • Toasted Coconut: Toast coconut flakes and sprinkle them on top of your dipped bonbons for added crunch.
  • Blueberry Center: Fill it with a whole blueberry for fruity burst in every bite.
  • Passion Fruit: Add passion fruit juice or extract to the ganache for an exotic twist.

All ingredients used in this recipe can be found at your local grocery store. Check that all ingredients are labeled gluten-free if you are maintaining a strict gluten-free diet.

The Recipe How-To

 Melting chocolate goodness
Melting chocolate goodness

Now that we have gone through the basic introduction to these delectable chocolate bonbons, let’s dive into the recipe how-to. This recipe is extremely easy and straightforward with just a few ingredients required.


Here are the ingredients you will need for these chocolate bonbons:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate


  1. In a mixing bowl blend together softened butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract until combined.
  2. In separate bowl whisk together gluten-free flour, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until completely combined.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture while stirring continuously until a dough is formed.
  4. Form the dough into small balls and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Chill tray in fridge for one hour.
  6. Melt dark chocolate over a double boiler on low heat, stirring occasionally until it becomes smooth.
  7. Remove tray from fridge and dip each ball into melted chocolate one by one then set them back onto the parchment paper to cool.
  8. Once all balls are coated with chocolate allow time for the chocolate to harden.

That’s it! Your gluten-free chocolate bonbons are ready to be served or stored for later use. Don’t hesitate to try different variations of this recipe to suit your taste preferences better or simply enjoy making them as this recipe is also vegan-friendly!

Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t worry if your first batch has errors – just keep trying!

Substitutions and Variations

 Dare to indulge in chocolate bliss
Dare to indulge in chocolate bliss

Hark! If thou art concerned about the ingredients in this gluten-free chocolate bonbons recipe, fear not! For there be substitutes and variations aplenty!

Fret not if butter dost not fit thy fancy – thou mayest substitute it with coconut butter to make this recipe dairy-free. And if thou art a vegan, use vegan butter instead of its animal-based counterpart.

If nut allergies dost beset thee, then replace the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter or any other seed butter that thou prefer. And if dairy isn’t thy cup o’ tea, use dairy-free chocolate instead for a richer flavor.

Should ye desire a different flavor profile, try adding raspberry extract or a raspberry puree to the mixture to make chocolate raspberry bonbons. Or mix things up with a black forest variation – infusing cherry juice and topping off the bonbon with some finely chopped vegan bacon bits.

Thou canst also experiment with other fillings like ice cream bonbons with passion fruit center or white chocolate and milk chocolate raspberry bonbons. And if thou art on a keto or sugar-free diet, substitute the powdered sugar in this recipe for stevia or other sugar substitutes that are suitable for baking.

Now go forth and fearlessly venture upon substitutions and variations to make the gluten-free chocolate bonbons recipe truly thine own!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a gluten-free snack
Perfect for a gluten-free snack

Oh woe, what joy to have these gluten-free chocolate bonbons freshly made to serve to one’s guests! These little treats are a crowd-pleaser and will bring sweetness and delight to any gathering. The chocolate flavor is rich and luscious, lingering in the mouth as the bonbon melts away.

These bonbons will pair well with a light, crisp wine such as a rosé or white wine. They also would be delightful with a cup of coffee or tea, providing the perfect end to a meal or afternoon treat. For those who prefer a decadent dessert experience, serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream, drizzled with raspberry syrup – this duo is truly divine!

To enhance the flavors of the bonbons further, try serving them with fresh raspberries – this combination creates an explosion of fruity goodness in the mouth.

But wait, there’s more! Let’s not forget about peanut butter lovers! If you’re paired with a guest who loves peanut butter, these gluten-free chocolate bonbons can be paired with some creamy peanut butter smeared over toast. The toast provides a perfect crunchy contrast to the velvety smooth center of the bonbon.

In conclusion, these gluten-free chocolate bonbons are good enough to stand on their own but pairing them with wine, tea, coffee or desserts elevates them to another level of indulgence that’s delectable and unforgettable. So what are you waiting for? Indulge your sweet tooth cravings and make some Chocolate Bonbons tonight!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Take a break and treat yourself
Take a break and treat yourself

The beauty of these gluten-free chocolate bonbons is that you can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to indulge your senses.

To make these bonbons ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions until it comes to coating them in chocolate. Once you’ve coated them, pop them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and place them into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving. Alternatively, you can store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When it comes to reheating, some people prefer eating their chocolate bonbons cold while others prefer them slightly warmed. If you prefer your bonbons slightly warmed, simply take them out of the fridge or freezer and let them come to room temperature for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can leave them on the counter for about 10-15 minutes before gently heating them in the microwave for a few seconds or until warmed through.

Storing your chocolate bonbons properly will keep them fresh and extend their shelf life. Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or store in a freezer-safe container if keeping longer than that.

These delicious gluten-free chocolate bonbons are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a sweet treat after dinner, a quick snack on-the-go or as a gift for someone special. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Chocolate never tasted so good
Chocolate never tasted so good

When it comes to making gluten-free chocolate bonbons, a little extra care and attention can go a long way. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your bonbons turn out perfect every time:

First of all, make sure your butter is softened before you start. This will ensure that it creams easily with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, creating a smooth and creamy base for your filling.

Another key to success is choosing high-quality ingredients. Be sure to use the best gluten-free flour, cocoa powder, and chocolate you can find. This will give your bonbons the rich, decadent flavor and texture you’re looking for.

When melting the chocolate for dipping, use a double boiler or microwave in 30-second increments to avoid scorching the chocolate. And make sure to stir frequently, so the chocolate melts evenly.

For those who want sugar-free or keto versions of this recipe, try experimenting with sugar substitutes that can handle the heat. Stevia or monk fruit sugar are good options.

When forming your bonbons, work quickly so the mixture doesn’t become too soft and difficult to handle. If needed, stick them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up before dipping in chocolate.

If you want to change things up, try rolling your bonbons in toasted coconut instead of dipping in chocolate for a fun twist on the classic recipe.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with flavors and add-ins! Try incorporating peanut butter or raspberry puree into your filling for a delicious twist.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making perfect gluten-free chocolate bonbons every time!

Bottom Line

Fellow food enthusiasts, I implore you to give this gluten-free chocolate bonbons recipe a try. Not only is it a delectable treat that will leave your taste buds singing, but it is also an incredibly versatile dessert that can be adjusted to fit any dietary restrictions. Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or keto, this recipe has got you covered.

The chewy peanut butter center covered in rich dark chocolate is truly irresistible, and with the option to add different flavor combinations like raspberry or coconut, the possibilities are endless. Plus, this recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients.

So what are you waiting for? Impress your friends and family with these decadent bonbons at your next gathering or indulge in a little self-care with a sweet treat that won’t compromise your dietary needs. Trust me when I say that these gluten-free chocolate bonbons will quickly become a staple in your dessert repertoire. So go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth guilt-free – you deserve it!

Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons

Gluten Free Chocolate Bonbons Recipe

I got this recipe given by a friend who makes these every year for Christmas and for other occasions. I wanted to try a gluten free version for my daughter and they turned out great! They are super easy to make. They make take some time to make by forming the balls and then to dip them into the chocolate, but they are so worth it. I used 1 box of Arrowhead Mills Vanilla cake Mix and added about 1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder to the batter to make it chocolate and it tasted fine. The BonBons may be quite a rich chocolate taste, so you only need a few to give into that chocolate craving!
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 48 BonBons
Calories 70.4 kcal


For Making the Chocolate Cake Balls

  • 18 ounces gluten-free chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup jelly (I use Apricot because it doesn't have any seeds to worry about)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For The Dipping Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup butter (May need to use more)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Make cake mix according to the box's instrucions. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool.
  • In a large bowl, crumble the entire cake.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the powdered sugar, the jelly, cocoa poweder, and vanilla. Continue to stir until thorougly mixed and melted.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the crumbled cake and stir well.
  • Roll into individual balls. When I make these, I keep them on the smaller side and come up with about 60 balls.
  • Begin to prepare your dipping chocolate. In a medium size sauce pan, combine the butter and chocolate chips and add the powderd sugar. Stir on med/low heat until completely melted. You don't want to have the heat too high or it may burn the chocolate, you just need it warm enough to melt it. If your stove is on the hotter side, then keep it on low to melt it. You may need to add some more butter by tablespoons if the chocolate is not smooth enough. When I made the dipping chocolate it came out a very smooth and glaze like mixture.
  • Using 2 large soup spoons dip the individual balls in and completly coat the ball and lay them on a sheet pan covered with wax paper. These take about 10 minutes to set on the wax paper and be ready to chill. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 711gCalories: 70.4kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 10.2mgSodium: 28.9mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 5.8g
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