Everybody knows the phrase “sitting on the couch eating Bonbons”, but ask most people what a Bonbon is, and they’d be hard-pressed to tell you. The name bonbon (or bon-bons) refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small candies coated in chocolate. Coconut Bonbons are the best of all.
On the hit 1980’s-1990’s sitcom “Married With Children”, Peggy Bundy seemed to have the life of luxury sitting on the couch eating Bonbons watching television all day. Peggy Bundy is the wife of Al Bundy. They met at Polk High School and apparently got married soon after graduation. Her maiden name is Wanker, and is a former resident of Wanker County. Peggy is often selfish and lazy, refusing to get a job and help the family financial situation. In fact, she often worsens it by shopping and spending money they don’t have. She also spends her day sitting on the couch, eating bon-bons and watching Oprah.
Here at Eat Out Loud, have come up with Peggy Bundy’s Coconut Covered Bonbons recipe. It is very easy to make and will give your family and friends a delectable treat.
Chocolate Covered Coconut Bonbons
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups coconut
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- In large bowl, combine margarine, confectioners’ sugar, condensed milk, coconut, chopped walnuts and vanilla.
- Stir well.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until mixture has thickened enough to roll into balls.
- Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place close together, but not touching, on cookie sheets.
- Freeze until hard.
- While bonbons are freezing, line a cookie sheet or flat surface with waxed paper.
- Combine chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler, over, not in, simmering water.
- Using a toothpick or a fork, dip each bonbon in the melted chocolate.
- Place on waxed paper to dry.
- When chocolate has hardened, store bonbons in plastic bag in the freezer.
Stir until melted.
Unless you have help eating them…as I’m sure you will have. Let’s make some today!
Where is the cast of “Married With Children” now?