Mission Fig & Chocolate Bonbons

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My Fig & Chocolate Bonbon showcases a technique for using a cake ball mixture as candy fillings. This is something I first tried last Valentines Day with great results. The recipe here is using some pre-made and ready to make ingredients to help make it simple for anyone to duplicate. Feel free to use a home recipe instead of the packaged cake mix or the frosting. Also, if fresh mission figs are available, those would be better than dried, they were just not in season this time of the year. You can also use a different decoration for the candies. I just happened to have a yard full of violets to sugar-coat!
I hope you all enjoy these. Remember you can use any combination of ingredients you would use for making Cake Balls or Cake Pops to make these molded candies!
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Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

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Step 1: Ingredients & Equipment


1 Chocolate Cake Mix (Prepare as per box instructions in 9" Rounds)
1 Container of Chocolate Frosting
1 Cup Dried Mission Figs
1 Pound Purple Confectionary Coating
1 Tablespoon of Grand Marnier Liqueur
3/4 Cup Boiling Water
Candied Violets


Large Mixing Bowl
Candy Mold for filled candies
Microwave Safe Bowls
Chef's Knife
Small Sharp Paring Knife
Dough Scraper
Parchment Paper
Paper Candy Cups

Step 2: Preparing the Mission Figs

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1. Remove the top stem from all the figs
2. Slice the figs into a small dice.
3. Put the diced figs into a heatproof dish and cover with boiling hot water. You only need enough water to just cover all the figs.
4. Let the figs sit in the hot water for 30-60 minutes. This will reconstitute the dried figs.
5. After the figs have gotten soft, drain all the water off .
ratgirl131 year ago
My mom is a fig freak, and I have some figs I dried myself last summer, so,1 plus 1 equaling 2, I am going to make these for her for Christmas. Thanks for the 'ible.
wold6302 years ago
These look and sound amazing not to mention they are absolutely gorgeous!
Anatidyne2 years ago
Those look terrific!
Those look awesome and are a beautify shade of purple :)