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Easy Lemon Bon Bons

Easy Lemon Bon Bons
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I made a batch of these fun lemon bon bons (to share with you) last week because it’s is summer and light little lemon treats were what I was craving. I love lemon, and so do my kids and apparently so does the herd of teenagers my daughter had invited to “hang out” in my basement at the time of the bon bon making. Her friends were impressed and wondered if I love my job because I get to stay home and make bon bons all day. 🙂

Clever joke, wasn’t it. It’s summertime, people. There are teenagers everywhere I look. Up high, down low and around every corner. Which is super great because I love them. Please note that I am praying for patience each and every morning…because I love them and that’s what a mother of three teenagers prays for in the mornings in the heat of the summer. Increased patience so she can enjoy them fully. Consuming several lemon bon bons also helps increase patience, just thought I would throw that out there. FYI. Wink face.

These Lemon Bon Bons are not only EASY to make, but pack a sweetened lemon punch that will make you weak in the knees. They may make your eyes roll back in your head! You may need to hide several in the back of your fridge in case you need a quick patience adrenaline boost. FYI.

Easy Lemon Bon Bons at Jamie Cooks It Up!Let me show you how to make it happen…

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1. Grab one (25 ounce) package of Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies. I found these at Wal-Mart.

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2. Toss them into your stand mixer. With the paddle attachment inserted, turn the mixer to low so the cookies will break up into pieces.
3. Add 1 1/2  packages (12 ounces total) of softened cream cheese to the cookies.

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Mix on medium speed until the cookies have broken up almost completely and have combined with the cream cheese. Should take 2-3 minutes.
4. Add 1 Tb lemon juice (bottled is fine) and a dash of salt. Mix to combine.

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5. Place the mixture into a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours and up to 2 weeks.

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6. Scoop the filling into small 1 1/2 inch balls.

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Roll them around in your hands to smooth the outside and place on parchment paper.

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7. Grab 2 (12 ounce) packages of yellow candy melts. I found these in the cake decorating aisle of my local Super Walmart.

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Pour them into a large glass measuring cup. Melt the candy in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.

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8. Submerge each of  the cold lemon balls into the melted coating. Lift them out with a fork and allow any excess to drizzle back into the cup.
9. Set them on the parchment paper to set up. If you are opting for sprinkles, make sure to add them at this point. The yellow candy will set up pretty quick and the sprinkles won’t stick if you wait too long.
10. If you want to drizzle white chocolate on the top, melt 1/3 C white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. (Should only take 2). Add 1/2 tsp shortening and allow it to melt in the chocolate. Stir it well and drizzle over the top of the bon bons.
11. Allow them to set up (should only take about 15 minutes).
12. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Easy Lemon Bon Bons from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Enjoy!

Here’s the handy printable…

Easy Lemon Bon Bons

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 25-30 bon bons

Ingredients

1 (25 ounce) package lemon sandwich cookies
1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 Tb lemon juice (bottled is fine)
dash salt
2 (12 ounce) packages yellow candy melts
1/3 C white chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

Instructions

1. Grab one (25 ounce) package of Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies. I found these at Wal-Mart.
2. Toss them into your stand mixer. With the paddle attachment inserted, turn the mixer to low so the cookies will break up into pieces.
3. Add 1 1/2 packages (12 ounces total) of softened cream cheese to the cookies.Mix on medium speed until the cookies have broken up almost completely and have combined with the cream cheese. Should take 2-3 minutes.
4. Add 1 Tb lemon juice (bottled is fine) and a dash of salt. Mix to combine.
5. Place the mixture into a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours and up to 2 weeks.
6. Scoop the filling into small 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll them around in your hands to smooth the outside and place on parchment paper.
7. Grab 2 (12 ounce) packages of yellow candy melts. I found these in the cake decorating aisle of my local Super Walmart. Pour them into a large glass measuring cup. Melt the candy in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.
8. Submerge each of the cold lemon balls into the melted coating. Lift them out with a fork and allow any excess to drizzle back into the cup.
9. Set them on the parchment paper to set up. If you are opting for sprinkles, make sure to add them at this point. The yellow candy will set up pretty quick and the sprinkles won't stick if you wait too long.
10. If you want to drizzle white chocolate on the top, melt 1/3 C white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals. (Should only take 2). Add 1/2 tsp shortening and allow it to melt in the chocolate. Stir it well and drizzle over the top of the bon bons.
11. Allow them to set up (should only take about 15 minutes).
12. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2015/06/easy-lemon-bon-bons/

Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!



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4 Comments

  1. 1
    Bobbi
    June 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    What do you think would happen to the yellow melts if you added a drop of lemon juice or extract to get rid of that nasty fake flavor?

    • 2
      Jamie
      June 23, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Bobbi,
      I haven’t ever tried adding anything to the candy melts. This brand is actually pretty tasty. I would steer clear of almond bark in any way, shape or form. But these candy melts have a nice white chocolate flavor. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out. Not sure how it would hold up to lemon juice.
      Good luck!
      ~Jamie

  2. 3
    S Victoria
    June 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Do you have a recipe for any ‘sweetened lemon punch?’Also, funny thing… I was reading the recipe for Lemon Bon Bon’s VERY fast and thought you said after “Scoop the filling into small 1 1/2 inch balls” to “Roll them around in your mouth to smooth the outside and place on parchment paper.” My first thought was “boy, this girl is so quick on the up-take with her cute/fun jokes, I wonder where/when she is going to say “roll the balls around in your ‘hand’ not your ‘mouth.’ It took me a minute to finish reading the recipe when I notice you didn’t correct yourself – so… I re-read the recipe and realized MY mistake. Needless to say, the joke was on me but initially it sure sounded like something you might say AND besides the balls WERE smooth and round when placed on the parchment paper. Oh, I just LUV your recipes!

    • 4
      Jamie
      June 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

      S Vicotia,
      That is so funny! 🙂 Thanks for letting me in on the joke.
      All the best,
      ~Jamie

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