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Monday, October 10, 2011


So, sometimes, when I tell people I'm a Stay at Home Mom, they respond, saying "Oh, you don't work."

Um....yeah, I work. Are you KIDDING ME? Do you NOT know exactly how much time four kids, a dog, a husband and their cooking, cleaning and laundry takes? Do you NOT know all the places a mom of four has to drive? From the doctor, to schools, to lessons, and so on? Yeah. It's work. A LOT of work.

I still can't quite shake the feeling that the kind of people who have the audacity to mutter "so you don't work" to me, think that I sit around and eat bonbons all day.

No. I don't.

But I DO have a really excellent recipe for them!

1 12oz package of chocolate (I use semi sweet chocolate chips, but you can use any kind of chocolate- including milk or bittersweet, and any brand.)

1/3 cup of heavy cream

1tsp of flavoring (orange extract, vanilla, almond, peppermint, cinnamon, raspberry, rum, and so on.)


In medium pot, melt chocolate and heavy cream, stirring constantly. LOW HEAT. Cream and chocolate scorch very easily if they are heated too quickly. On low heat, this only takes about 10 minutes, so don't rush.

Pour into a bowl and add your flavoring. Stir it in really well, and then let set in the fridge for 1 hour and a half to two hours- until it is hard, but not solid, easy to roll into balls with your hands without slopping into a mushy goo.

After you have it set, roll small pieces into balls, then roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coconut, sprinkles, nuts, or whatever you want for all kinds of delicious textures and flavors! Have fun!

Place on waxed paper, chill in the fridge for a short time, and enjoy!!!!


Kathy said...

I always loved when people would say I didn't work!! Ha! They should only know!!! Hardest job I ever had, but it is the one I love the most! Brae, I have used the same recipe for Bon Bons, yet I have never seen it anywhere else, I love it, it is so easy and simple yet so amazing!! Definelty gives you a great choclate bang for you buck!! I love your site!!

Amber @JadeLouise Designs said...

Oh my Goodness! I'm SO with you on this post! Being a Stay home mom requires a LOT of work! And you don't get Days off or paid vacation or Sick leave!

I was just talking with my friend last night; she is in college doing University Studies..and taking Culinary Arts classes; and she gets teased a lot because it's University Studies and not some Major Career making Degree; but really all she wants is to be a homemaker. Seriously; when did the Ultimate career become so looked down on? My Favorite quote is from C.S. Lewis: "Homemaker is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career"
After my conversation with my friend last night I'm thinking I will be creating an article on Honoring Stay at home Moms and Homemakers as a Valid Career choice.
Sad to say we used to Tease my own mom about staying home and eating nothing but BonBons...Boy were WE mistaken! lol. But she does like a good BonBOn too; and I"m LOVING your recipe. I will definitely have to try it out! It is very similar to my Ganache Recipe! oh yum!

Returning the visit from VB!
JadeLouise Designs

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Sara said...

People say that a lot to me too. They really have no idea how much harder you have to work when you are a stay at home mom.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I'm a mom and a realtor... I've had people say that I don't work either. UGH! It's so frustrating. I'll eat these bon bons all day if that's what people want. :) Not Your Ordinary Recipes

trooppetrie said...

I have looked in many stores for bon bons just to have as a joke and can never find them

lilyk said...

This recipe looks very tasty. I'll definitely try it out!

Carolyn Colley said...

The bom boms look good, but you are so right, being a wife, mother, having elderly parents, 2 grandchildren, & worked for 30 years too, people don't know what they are talking about, I praise anyone who can stay home & be the best of all these, because today it's not easy for one to work, takes 2 to make ends meat.

lgothard said...

This is so cool. I like how you actually show the steps. I am going to try some of these!!!

Susan Peck said...

This looks so good..guess I'll be giving it try. Love my chocolate!

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