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!
Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment
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
Large Mixing Bowl
Candy Mold for filled candies
Microwave Safe Bowls
Small Sharp Paring Knife
Paper Candy Cups