These people-pleasing pops make a tasty gift or a fun addition to a dinner party. Photo courtesy America’s Dairy Farmers.




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December 2010

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Butter Cookie Recipes

Page 5: Nutty Bonbon Pops


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Nutty Bonbon Pops

Similar to a buttery buckeye or rum ball (without the rum), these people-pleasing pops are a fun little bite-sized treat. Gift tip: Just one of these sweet little treats makes a nice gift when wrapped individually in a cellophane bag. If you’re bringing them to a party as a hostess gift, arrange them on a plate. Chances are, they won’t make it until the end of the party. Recipe yields about 50 1-inch pops.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups smooth cashew butter*
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate,** chopped or chips
  • Chopped nuts, cocoa nibs or sprinkles for garnish
  • Equipment: pretzel, wooden popsicle or lollipop sticks (optional)

*Any nut butter may be substituted; try almond, hazelnut or peanut butter.
**Bittersweet, milk or white chocolate may be substituted.


  1. In large bowl, combine butters, vanilla and salt using electric mixer. Add sifted confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time, whipping to fully incorporate. Dough will be fluffy but firm; chill briefly if sticky.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Insert pretzel or stick three-fourths of the way into each ball; place on parchment-lined baking sheets; refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.
  3. Place chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds on high, stir and continue to microwave in 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring after each until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Dip pops in melted chocolate up to the stick, allowing excess chocolate to drip off; sprinkle or dip bottom of pop in garnishes and return to parchment-lined baking sheet to allow chocolate to set or refrigerate pops briefly. Store pops in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.



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