Cookie Dough Bonbons

Paleo cookie dough bon bon recipe

Nothing spreads happiness like these cookie dough bonbons…

There are two kinds of people in this world…those who could exist without chocolate and those who would drop dead without chocolate.

I’m the drop dead type. (obviously)

Who are these non-chocolate lovers anyway? We shouldn’t trust them.

Every two weeks or so I find myself in the RHR Kitchen staring down a big bowl of chocolate, trying to come up with a new, exciting way to get my chocolate fix. These Cookie Dough Bonbons may be my most exciting chocolate recipe ever! It’s one of those you-just-have-to-try-it recipes, so next time that you’re in charge of bringing a dessert somewhere, or next time you just have to get your chocolate fix, then give this recipe a whirl.

You can thank me later ๐Ÿ™‚

Cookie Dough Bonbons
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 4 reviews

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Serves 18


  1. In a double boiler over medium heat (or a lazy man’s double boiler – see below) melt the almond butter and honey together until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Mix in the vanilla and sea salt.
  3. Grind the shredded coconut in a food processor until a fine powder forms. Add the almond butter mixture and blend until fully combined. Mix in the chocolate chips by hand. Transfer the cookie dough into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Find a tray that fits in your freezer, and cover it with foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the tray. Remove the cookie dough from the freezer, form into 18 balls and place on the rack. Stick the tray of cookie dough balls in the freezer for 15 minutes, while you melt the chocolate.
  5. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat and mix until fully melted. Remove from heat when smooth.
  6. Balance a frozen cookie dough ball on large fork, and dip it fully into the melted chocolate. Bring it up out of the chocolate, scrape excess chocolate from its bottom, then place back on the rack. Repeat with all of the cookie dough balls. Use a small spoon to drizzle the remaining chocolate over each bonbon in a pretty zigzag. Sprinkle with a pinch of the coarse pink sea salt immediately, while the chocolate is still wet. Place the bonbons back in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving. Keep in the freezer or fridge, once the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!

Calories: 200     Fat: 16 g     Carbohydrates: 14g     Sugar: 11 g     Sodium: 416 mg     Fiber: 1 g     Protein: 2 g    

Lazy Man’s Double Boiler

Anytime that I melt ingredients together I use a “lazy man’s double boiler”, and yes I made that term up myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s what it looks like…

double boiler using skillet

Placing your pot of ingredients to melt in a skillet of water prevents burning…which is good because burnt chocolate is not too tasty.

It’s a really simple concept and a really simple set up that has saved me from (literally) tons of burnt chocolate. The idea is to create a barrier between your melting ingredients and the heat source. So simply fill a large skillet with an inch or two of water, then place your pot of ingredients directly into that skillet. You’re able to keep the heat on medium without hoovering over the pan while it melts to prevent burning. It’s best to use high quality pots and skillets that are nice and thick, these will always produce the best results.

OK go make some Cookie Dough Bonbons you crazy kid!

Paleo cookie dough bon bon recipe

These are epic…


  • healthy_livinglondon March 2, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hi these are amazing Diana! Do you know the calorie breakdown and how many carbs, protein etc are in one serving? Thanks

    • Diana March 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Jasmine! We will get that up ASAP.

  • gary March 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Hi, What is the serving size ? Thanks gary

    • Diana March 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Serving size is one bonbon, and the recipe makes 18.

      • Tracy March 3, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        ๐Ÿ™ does that mean each 1 is 200 calories. Ugh, after these my fitness pal & I won’t be on speaking terms! Hello eliptical!

  • Tracy March 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Just made them, they are very yummy. They remindes me of a Mounds Bar. So I’m thinking that next batch will have an almond in each on. Cause Hey, some times you feel like a nut.

    • Diana March 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Awesome idea Tracy ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

  • Isabella March 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    These are the best! I made them last night and they lasted about 5 minutes. These are a great go to recipe for family and friends! Thank you for sharing!

  • Koko March 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you so much for this yummy Cookie Dough Bonbons. I couldn’t stop eating them. I’ve tried lots of your recipes and I loved them!

  • Suzy March 24, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I am SO in love with this recipe! So healthy yet still satisfies my sweet tooth. Thanks!!!

  • Vero May 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Any suggestions for those allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds? Allergies suck! I love nuts, but my kids are deathly allergic to those mentioned. Any suggestions? TIA!

    • Diana May 5, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      HI Vero,

      Itโ€™s really tricky to replace almond butter without using nuts or seeds! You could try coconut butter or try blending gluten free oats and soaked dates to create a paste with almond butter consistency. Enjoy!

  • Maria June 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Great recipe. I dipped using a spoon instead of a fork b/c the fork was taking chunks out of the dough after the dunk. Definitely need to store these cold. I preferred the freezer. They taste pretty amazing. I am sure that one of these does not equal 200 calories for a bite size cookie. The nutritional stats do seem off.

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