Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles


Help yourself to some Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka

White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles,

an easy, make-ahead recipe

for a sweet ending or Easter dessert!


 This recipe hopped from the pages

of April issue of Southern Living Magazine.

You can serve these sweet confections in mini

 cupcake wrappers for a festive & tidy bite!


Bunny Tail Bonbons,

aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles,

adapted from Southern Living 

 Makes approximately 2 dozen bonbons


1 1/2 (4-oz.) white chocolate baking bars, melted according to package directions

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchâtel)

3/4 cup crushed coconut cookies, (I used Pepperidge Farm Sweet & Simple Coconut Cookies)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 – 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut


1. Beat chocolate and cream cheese at medium speed with a mixer until smooth. Add cookies and next 2 ingredients, beating just until blended. Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight until ready to form the balls.

2. Shape into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp. per ball), roll in coconut. Refrigerate in a single layer in a container up to 1 week.

Notes: This mixture is very sticky. Next time I would add a whole cup of crushed cookies or add 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans to the chocolate/cream cheese/cookie mixture for a little additional texture and crunch.

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  28 comments for “Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    April 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I’d hop right up to the table for a few of these:@) Happy Easter Weekend Mary-enjoy:@)

  2. April 18, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Nice and simple dessert! Will bring this to Sundays festivities ! Happy Easter to you and your family🐰

  3. Elizabeth Smith
    April 18, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful presentation, as always! Happy Easter, Mary!

  4. April 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I’ll be hopping to the grocery to buy the ingredients! What a perfect treat for an Easter meal. Happy Easter, Mary! xo

  5. April 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

    What a cute idea for Easter, and they sound so yummy.

  6. April 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Before indulging in these, I’m going to put on a pair of slacks with an elastic waist! Happy Easter!

  7. April 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I’ll trade you some baby carrot cakes for some bunny tail bon bons!! Those sound so good, I love the method of using crushed cookies~I bet the texture combo is wonderful and they look adorable in cupcake papers! Happy Easter Mary!

  8. franki
    April 18, 2014 at 9:06 am

    A “sweet ending” Indeed!! franki

  9. Rattlebridge Farm
    April 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Mary, you are the first blog that I’m visiting today, as I was drawn by the pretty colors in the thumbnail, and a sudden attack of hunger! I would love a bon-bon with my morning coffee. Your goodies are a beautiful blend of ingredients, beauty, and style. Each photo would be perfectly at home within the pages of SL. I’m pinning, Tweeting, and FBing your post. We wish you and your husband a joyful Easter. xxoo

  10. Tardevil
    April 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Every time I see that white bunny cake plate, it makes me want to hop in the SUV and go to Home Goods to get one! (if there are any left!) I have the green one, but the white one is calling my name! Face palm for not getting it when I saw it there. Got to add the ‘bunny tails’ to my recipes. Love how you displayed them! Have a Happy Easter!

    p.s. The local Wal-mart has the green mason jars now in both sizes.

  11. Amanda M.
    April 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I love this!! All your bunny tableware is adorable! Where did you get this bunny plate??

    • April 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Amanda! It came from HomeGoods :)

  12. April 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    They look so good! Perfect little tret!
    Happy Easter, Mary!

  13. April 18, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I mean treat!

  14. April 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Looks like a perfect ending to an Easter meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Mary. Happy Easter to you!

  15. April 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Oh, how I wish I had one of those right now! Happy Easter, Mary!

  16. April 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    i am wiggling my little bunny tail right back at you and wishing you and your fluffy whites happy easter!

  17. April 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    “Bunny tails”, what a cute name for the truffles! Your photos are very appealing. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  18. DD
    April 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Love the name of these treats – so perfect for how they look and serving them at Easter! Beautiful cake plate with the bunnies too!


  19. April 21, 2014 at 1:51 am

    First time here, and I really liked your recipe thanks for this :)

  20. March 25, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Okay, I guess I just forgot about these little goodies, I’m pinning them this time so I don’t forget! What a perfect little Easter treat!

  21. Emmie
    March 30, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I always choose a recipe or two from your collection to make for my family special dinners. They are always a big hit! Thank you so much for helping me be a success in the kitchen when I am really just a beginning cook. Happy Easter!

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