Help yourself to some Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka
White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles!
This make-ahead recipe is sure to satisfy everybunny as a sweet treat for Easter!
Serve these sweet confections in mini cupcake wrappers for a festive and tidy bite. I turned one wrapper inside out so the colorful pattern is visible holding the bonbon.
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
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.
Shape into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp. per ball), and place in a single layer in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Cover and chill 12 to 24 hours.
Roll balls in coconut; chill 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate in a single layer in a container up to 1 week.
Notes: This mixture is very sticky. If too sticky to roll, add an additional 1/4 cup cookies or finely chopped pecans to the chocolate/cream cheese/cookie mixture for a little additional texture and crunch.
Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles
- 1 1/2 (4 oz ) white chocolate baking bars, melted according to package directions
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup crushed coconut cookies (like Pepperidge Farm Sweet & Simple Coconut Cookies)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- 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
- Shape into 1-inch balls (about 2 tsp. per ball), and place in a single layer in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Cover and chill 12 to 24 hours.
- Roll balls in coconut; chill 1 hour before serving.
- Refrigerate in a single layer in a container up to 1 week.
- This mixture is very sticky. Add an additional 1/4 cup of crushed cookies or try adding 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans to mixture for a little additional texture and crunch.
- Serve these sweet confections in mini cupcake wrappers for a festive & tidy bite.
- Optional: Add 1 tablespoon coconut rum to cookie mixture.
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I’d hop right up to the table for a few of these:@) Happy Easter Weekend Mary-enjoy:@)
Nice and simple dessert! Will bring this to Sundays festivities ! Happy Easter to you and your family🐰
Beautiful presentation, as always! Happy Easter, Mary!
I’ll be hopping to the grocery to buy the ingredients! What a perfect treat for an Easter meal. Happy Easter, Mary! xo
What a cute idea for Easter, and they sound so yummy.
Before indulging in these, I’m going to put on a pair of slacks with an elastic waist! Happy Easter!
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!
A “sweet ending” Indeed!! franki
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
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.
I love this!! All your bunny tableware is adorable! Where did you get this bunny plate??
Thanks Amanda! It came from HomeGoods :)
They look so good! Perfect little tret!
Happy Easter, Mary!
I mean treat!
Looks like a perfect ending to an Easter meal. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Mary. Happy Easter to you!
Oh, how I wish I had one of those right now! Happy Easter, Mary!
i am wiggling my little bunny tail right back at you and wishing you and your fluffy whites happy easter!
“Bunny tails”, what a cute name for the truffles! Your photos are very appealing. Wishing you a Happy Easter!
Love the name of these treats – so perfect for how they look and serving them at Easter! Beautiful cake plate with the bunnies too!
First time here, and I really liked your recipe thanks for this :)
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!
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!