Strawberry Bonbons


Ingredients:
  • 36 vanilla sandwich cookies (I used Walmart brand)
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese (you could also use strawberry cream cheese)
  • pink gel good coloring
  • strawberry extract
  • candy melts (can be found in the cake decorating isle at Walmart)
Directions:
  1. Crush vanilla sandwich cookies to very fine.
  2. Add cream cheese
  3. Add 1 tsp. strawberry extract.
  4. Add 3-4 drops of (pink) gel food coloring.
  5. Mix until you have a pink mass.
  6. Keep pulsing until everything is incorporated
  7. Use 1" scoop to make round bonbons.
  8. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  9. Place candy melts in microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Then pinch the bowl a little to kind of mix the candy melts. Repeat for another 30 seconds and stir or squeeze again. From this point heat in microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power until everything is melted and is almost the consistency of Hershey syrup. Now it's time to dip. 
  10. Take 5 or 6 bonbons out of the refrigerator and dip and place on waxed paper or parchment paper until set.
  11. If you notice small holes on the bottom of the bonbons, place a small amount of candy melts for the whole and place back on parchment paper until set.
  12. I used vanilla and pink candy melts to decorate. You will only need about 25 melts for each color. Follow the same instructions for the candy melts above.
  13. Place candy melts in a plastic zipper bag and cut a very tiny hole in the corner and drip over bonbons. Repeat with second color.