April 30, 2012

Exclusive Recipe: Easy Rainbow Bonbons

This is the second installment in my series of original recipes by Cordon Bleu Chef James Morgan. View the first recipe here. Enjoy! -Kim

Chef Morgan: These simple-to-make treats are my colorful versions of the Brazilian Brigadeiro. They are very popular at birthday parties.

Time: 30 minutes of active preparation

Number of bonbons: About 16

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  1. Spray a plate with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the milk, cocoa, and butter in a nonstick sauce pan.
  3. Stir constantly over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the mixture thickens (becomes like soft fudge). To tell if it’s ready, when you tilt the pan, the mixture will fall easily away from the side of the pan.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the sprayed plate. Allow to cool completely to room temperature. It should be taffy-like after cooling.
  5. Pour a nice pile of the sprinkles into a bowl. 
  6. Lightly moisten the palms of your hands (to keep the candy from sticking to them).
  7. Place a tablespoon of the fudge into the palm of your hand.
  8. Roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands.
  9. Roll the candy ball in the sprinkles.
  10. Put the resulting bonbon onto a clean plate.
  11. Repeat until all the fudge is used up. Chill the candies to set their shape.

Chef James Morgan is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy. He has appeared on the TV programs Bobby Flay’s Food Nation, MasterChef USA, and Taste of Louisiana. 

Chef Morgan has served as chef at several restaurants, including: The Pointe Tapatio, Phoenix, Arizona; White Oak Plantation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and LaFitte’s Landing, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

He is the author of the textbook Culinary Creation: An Introduction to Foodservice and World Cuisine, available at Amazon.com. Spanish version also available.


  1. tested and approved !
    Jerome Pradier

  2. Very nice and tasty! Just the right texture :)



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