DIY gift idea: Coco-Bonbons

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H E L L O

Today I was talking to a friend about the gifts that I like to give.
Don’t know about you, but I love giving people personalized stuff, for just about any occasion.

Because these little balls are a-ma-zing and I make them a LOT, I thought I’d take the time today to make some for my sister.
She has a foodblog, healthynotskinny, where she shares all vegan recipes. I thought I’d share the recipe with her in a more creative way than by just emailing it to her.

These ones I came up with after visiting vegfest last year, and I think I got pretty close to the bonbons they were selling there.
I did make mine a little different though, as I added in some macadamia nuts and almonds.

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The entire recipe with correct measurements and everything is on my sisters blog.
I’ll show you the process of me making them and how I packaged them for her!

Quick overview of what I used:

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The only odd ingredient is the white almond paste
Apparently also known as Creme d’amandes blanchies….
Faaaancy

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Now I don’t know how you buy your dates, but here I get them in a cardboard box like this one.
I like to re-use everything I can, so I’m going to set it aside for later.

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I made around 35 of these bonbons and I gave my sister around twenty.
You could also roll them in cocoa powder or cover them in some dark chocolate for variation, but today I wanted them to be the same.

Just to give you an idea for a party, you could make them into bonbon pops as well!

Warning: This does make a mess!

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The entire process is super messy actually, haha.

How I wrapped them is real simple!

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I took the box that the dates came in, and just spray painted it in metallic silver and copper.

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I use these for all kinds of stuff, but mostly clothes and canvas.
I like using Black because they just have awesome coverage and pigmentation. Gold is better for canvas I believe, but I honestly like both. They only cost around 5 euros a can.
I let the box dry outside overnight, and just to be on the safe side I don’t spraypaint the inside of it.

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Done!

It’s a really great gift when you have absolutely zero clue what to make someone.
Edible stuff is always a winner.
Make sure to head over to my sisters blog for the full recipe and step by step guide if you’re interested!

Remember to leave some leftovers for yourself ! 😉

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They’re great with a cup of coffee or tea.

Thanks so much again for stopping by!

Hope to see you again soon!

Love,

Lizz,

xo

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