Monday, July 2, 2012

Brownie Sundae Bon Bons

Brownie Sundae Bon Bons

It’s been soooo hot the last few days. Like historically hot with record-breaking temperatures in Georgia. Throw in our humidity and it’s a recipe for staying inside and enjoying the cool breeze of the air conditioner. I’ve lived without one when I was younger, but in the south, the a/c is definitely appreciated. So instead of turning on the oven, I played around with candy molds and ice cream. Thank goodness for ice cream on hot days. I thought I’d divvy it up a little though and enjoy the simple luxury of having ice cream I can hold in my hands. Bite-size bon bons ready to eat at any given moment. Plus this way I can stretch out the ice cream instead of eating it by the bowlful… which I would do.

Medium Candy Cup Mold

I used these medium size candy cup molds (mold # 90-5607) to form the bon bons. If you wanted to make a bunch, several molds would be handy. But you can always repeat and reuse.


Pour some melted chocolate candy coating in each cavity.

Chocolate Mold

And tilt the mold in multiple directions to let the chocolate coat the shape.

Chocolate Mold

You can place it in the freezer for a couple of minutes to set quickly.

Ice Cream

Then just fill it with ice cream just below the edge of the mold.

And for brownie bon bons, fill it about halfway to leave room for brownie.

Brownie Bon Bons

It helps if the ice cream is a little soft to fill the cavity. After it’s filled, place it back in the freezer for the ice cream to firm up again.

Then pour a tiny bit of chocolate syrup on top and cover with brownie.

I had made these recently and decided to use a few of the brownies I had not eaten for this tiny treat. You can pinch off a little bit and press it flat. Then lay it on top of the syrup and cover with more melted chocolate.

Brownie Sundae Bon Bon


And now I have the luxury of grabbing a bite of ice cream at any given moment. At least until they are gone – which won’t be much longer.

Brownie Sundae Bon Bons

I had some blank ice cream cups that I thought would be fun to put the bon bons in. But they needed to be dressed up a little for pictures so I made these cute labels.

They’d would be so cute at a party if you could keep them cold.

Ice cream cups

If you want the label, here’s a pdf of the artwork I created.

And here’s a place you can order the plain bowls.

Ice cream bon bons

The molds make it easier to layer the brownie bon bons. The mold (#90-5604) on the left is smaller and just right for one bite satisfaction. One flavor and all good. You can see the difference compared to the medium candy cup mold.

Candy mold

Here’s another mold (#90-5113) that’s pretty neat. There are tons to choose from, but these were a few I already own. You could also use ice cube trays for bigger bites.

Brownie Bon Bons

Chocolate candy coating
Ice cream
Chocolate Syrup
Candy molds (#90-5607)

  • Melt coating and fill mold cavities. Rotate mold and allow the coating to work it’s way around the surface of the cavity. Wipe off any excess that may pour over the opening and then place in the freezer for a couple of minutes to set.
  • Place ice cream on top of chocolate. I used a flat teaspoon and it was pretty handy. If it’s softened a bit, you can spread it around or pat it flat. Then refreeze the ice cream.
  • When frozen, pour a tiny amount of chocolate syrup on top.
  • Take a few fudgy brownies and press a small piece flat to layer on top of thw syrup.
  • Seal top with more candy coating and freeze. When set, drizzle more chocolate on top and add sprinkles. Then store covered in the freezer until you walk by the next time and need to grab a bite.
  • Try other shaped molds or even ice cube trays for bigger brownie bon bons.

Brownie Sundae Bon Bons

Summer’s here. Stay cool and have fun.

This post is sponsored by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries.

Maiya C said...

Super Cute!
i’ll have to make some. But not at the moment. It’s freezing in New Zealand!

July 2, 2012 01:49 AM
gina said...

Wow! These look so good, it’s winter here but that won’t be stopping me from making these :)

July 2, 2012 01:50 AM
Ashley P. said...

These look really good. Thanks for the recipe! It has been over 100 degrees the past 5 days in St. Louis too, so no baking for me either.

July 2, 2012 01:59 AM
Diana said...

Mmm!! Thank you Bakerella for the recipe. I love what you do!

July 2, 2012 02:07 AM
teresa said...

These are the cutest little Bon~Bons!
Everything you make is CUTE!
Just like you!

July 2, 2012 02:09 AM
Alexis said...

Oh! How adorable!!! I’m in love with them; can’t wait to try my hand at this awesome idea!

July 2, 2012 02:18 AM
Mel said...

Those wrappers are too darn cute. Thanks for the download.

July 2, 2012 02:19 AM
Annabella said...

Hooray for summer!! Thank you for the recipe, sweet Bakerella! Could you tell me what program you use for all your printed artwork?

July 2, 2012 02:36 AM
Tanya said...

So supper cute !! Another fan in new Zealand !

July 2, 2012 03:09 AM
Choc Chip Uru said...

This is definitely one of the cutest ideas ever :D
Can bonbons get any more delicious?


July 2, 2012 03:12 AM
Tanya said...

Super cute !! cant wait to make . Another fan from new Zealand so will wait for some nicer weather it’s just a little cold !

July 2, 2012 03:14 AM
Carla @ Carla's Confections said...

Oh wow! You come up with the most fabulous ideas Angie! I just love all of them! These would be so much fun to make, and the ice cream cups are so cute!!! They really would be a lot of fun for a party. I want to make them sometime!

July 2, 2012 03:23 AM
jocie said...

These are so cute!

July 2, 2012 03:27 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

So cute! I wouldn’t even feel guilty about eating 1 (or 10!) :D

July 2, 2012 03:36 AM
IdaBaker said...

These look like the perfect gift for a small get-together. I love the little shapes and designs.

July 2, 2012 03:44 AM
Kristen said...

So cute!!!

July 2, 2012 04:08 AM
Cindy C said...

These look so cute, and delicious :)

July 2, 2012 04:23 AM
Alberta Leong said...

OMG! Looks super duper yummmmmmmmmy!!

July 2, 2012 04:35 AM
tifleur said...

This idea is awesome! And it’s look so delicious.
Thanks for the recipe and see you.

July 2, 2012 04:44 AM
winnie dolderer said...

Can’t wait to make these..They look delicious! The way you packaged them is amazing..Thanks for sharing your labels! Have a happy 4th! Stay cool! It is 98 degrees here in NYC! Just way too hot for me…

July 2, 2012 05:31 AM
Jeline said...

Whoa, those look sooo yummy!

Jeline of The Damsel in a Dress

July 2, 2012 06:09 AM
Eveline van Heijst said...

What a fun project.

July 2, 2012 06:57 AM
joan @ the baloney bug said...

Those are seriously the cutest things ever! On my just try list!

July 2, 2012 07:17 AM
SweetAlmond said...

They look delicious!!!!! Definitely what we need in this hotlanta heat!

July 2, 2012 07:22 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Oh I am in love!!

July 2, 2012 07:23 AM
Crispy Biscuits said...

Cute! I want to try them! Mmmm :)

July 2, 2012 07:30 AM
Sandy K said...

My little ones would love the finger food.

July 2, 2012 07:36 AM
Yvonne said...


July 2, 2012 07:41 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

It’s only 8 am here but I’d love one of those right about now! Another impressive treat, thanks Angie!

July 2, 2012 07:53 AM
Emily @ ItBakeMeHappy said...

Holy cuteness! These look fantastic :)

July 2, 2012 08:08 AM
Nick Beard said...

How did you get the idea for ice cream?

July 2, 2012 08:25 AM
FairlyOddMother said...

These look DE-LISH! Thanks for sharing!

July 2, 2012 08:29 AM
JolleenTheGraffitiedGardenia said...

So cute!!! Can’t wait to try these, hot in Colorado too…been looking for no bake treats. I love the cups, adorable!

July 2, 2012 08:33 AM
Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!! I want some!!!

July 2, 2012 09:28 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Whoaaa this sounds so tasty!! Love it!

July 2, 2012 10:05 AM
M.M. said...


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July 2, 2012 10:07 AM
Jacqueline said...

These look fantastic and the perfect size. I adore your presentation too.

July 2, 2012 10:18 AM
Shelan said...

Wow! Sounds cool! I love the cute little bowls and the labels! But now you make me have a craving for Haagen Dazs… :)

July 2, 2012 10:28 AM
mommbsta said...

a delicious idea, thank you Bakerella. to make filling molds easier, i guess you could combine all ingredients together, pipe it in, then add the melted chocolate on top.

July 2, 2012 10:44 AM
Nisha said...

How cool! You have some of the most creative & interesting dessert ideas!!

July 2, 2012 11:30 AM
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

You’re a genius!

July 2, 2012 11:42 AM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I love these! You always inspire me to think outside the box! Thanks Bakerella :o)

July 2, 2012 11:50 AM
Annie @ Annie's Noms said...

These are fabulous! I simply have to find these moulds in the UK!! What an amazing idea and they look so yummy!

July 2, 2012 12:11 PM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I NEED those NOW!

July 2, 2012 12:16 PM
Lisa said...

So cute! I think I will have to make these for our next summer bash! Too bad you didn’t post this on Saturday…We could have celebrated Canada Day with these done with white chocolate, strawberry icecream and blondies!

July 2, 2012 02:34 PM
kuchenny ba?agan said...

yummy :)

July 2, 2012 02:39 PM
Shelly said...

Super cute! I love Cake Art (I think I saw you go there)! They have the best molds (and anything else I have been dreaming of)! I have been making something similar to this for a while and they are great! It’s cute to use the different color candy coatings for different flavors of ice cream!

July 2, 2012 02:55 PM
Seanna Lea said...

It was in the upper 80s on Friday when I baked my gluten free (and dairy free) version of your “Just a Cake” chocolate cake. Mine wasn’t quite as pretty as yours, but awfully tasty. I might have wanted to make these instead!

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July 2, 2012 03:12 PM
Michelle said...

Ahhh! I think I’m going to make these for July 4th! Thanks, Bakerella, for the great idea!

July 2, 2012 03:13 PM
sabina mammastårtor said...

wow so cute!!!
I am a girl from sweden who loves your blog thank u!!

July 2, 2012 03:23 PM
fräulein glücklich said...

Wow, your ideas are so unbelievably!!!!

thanks Bakerelle

July 2, 2012 03:56 PM
Jen @ Savory Simple said...

These are so adorable!

July 2, 2012 04:05 PM
Ana said...

Thank you for the idea, Bakarella.

July 2, 2012 04:27 PM
Crystal V said...

Adorable! I am curious-what computer program do you use to make your artwork?

July 2, 2012 04:41 PM
Monica said...

These are really cute! I’m new to this and wondering if it’s possible to use dark chocolate in place of the candy coating? It is so hot lately and I’ve definitely got ice cream on my mind as well! Thank you!

July 2, 2012 05:00 PM
bakerella said...

Thanks guys. I really appreciate all the nice words.

Ashley P – It was 106 in GA Saturday – all time record.

Annabella & Crystal V – I used Adobe Illustrator to make the artwork and template.

Nick Beard – cause it was so hot.

Shelan – Try the caramel cone – my favorite right now

Mommbsta – yeah – thought of that when I was finished but also then it wouldn’t have the layered look.

Monica – Merkens makes a dark chocolate candy coating.

July 2, 2012 05:37 PM
Chari said...

i think these would be smashing using that egg-less cookie dough you posted earlier as well. so many good ideas. thank you!

July 2, 2012 06:09 PM
Ana Rita said...

It´s very delicate.

July 2, 2012 06:14 PM
a3stars said...

These look just as delicious as they are adorable! My sister and I LOVE anything ice cream, brownie and chocolate. I have to make these for us some time. Thank you Bakerella for all of your sweet ideas!

July 2, 2012 06:15 PM
Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said...


July 2, 2012 07:30 PM
Margo said...

Super cute! Perfect for the temp in North Carolina!

July 2, 2012 08:37 PM
Jessica @ How Sweet said...

oh my dear… could these be ANY cuter?! hope you are doing well. xoxo

July 2, 2012 08:43 PM
Krissy's Creations said...

Everything you do is so freakin cute! Love these!

July 2, 2012 09:11 PM
~Sydney Ellen~ said...

oh. my. GOSH. I must make these sometime SOON!!!

July 2, 2012 09:59 PM
Amanda said...

These are so cute!!

July 2, 2012 10:07 PM
Billie said...

Girl, I am sweating along with you in Georgia, Suwanee to be exact. These, along with everything else you make, are absolutely perfect, timely, and expertly styled! You can count on me to eat like 15 bon bons in 30 seconds. . .if it takes me that long.

July 2, 2012 10:27 PM
Alice said...

Yummy! On time for this hot weather.

July 2, 2012 11:10 PM
Beth said...

GENIUS!!!! So simple and cute1

Definitely have to make these with my sister’s kids. They’d LOVE them!

July 3, 2012 12:00 AM
Aimee Brown said...

You’re so creative
They look amazing and I’m sure that they taste as good as they look. It’s not summer down under in Australia but still warmish days. Certainly not what you’re experiencing.

July 3, 2012 12:40 AM
Evitaa said...

My God, they’re lovely! Look tasty :))

July 3, 2012 03:14 AM
sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

see this is why I love chocolate molds, they can make some really great things!

July 3, 2012 07:48 AM
Katie B. of said...

These look delicious! In fact, just looking at them against that frosty blue background gave me shivers. Yum!

July 3, 2012 12:31 PM
mikky said...

Oh these looks so tasty and fun!
How I wish I could reach into the screen and grab one, or maybe two, or maybe three…hehehee…

Hope you have a happy 4th of July Angie.


July 3, 2012 02:41 PM
Denise and Laura said...

These are super cute and they look delicious!

July 3, 2012 04:17 PM
Bogohanon said...

Wow. Better try this at home. My folks would love this!

July 3, 2012 07:34 PM
Maria said...

What program do you use to make your labels? They are always so cute!

July 4, 2012 07:35 AM
mindy1 said...

What a cute and sweet idea-perfect for a bbq :D

July 4, 2012 10:06 PM
Anonymous said...

funny stickers

July 5, 2012 03:22 AM
Z-Cakery said...

not only do they look easy and fun, but they look great. can’t wait to try this.

July 5, 2012 05:44 AM
etta said...

Omg you are a genious!!!! I’d like to try one right now! :-)

July 5, 2012 06:38 AM
Carolyn said...

Oh my, I’m a lurker but had to comment. These look positively delish! Such a great treat on a hot day as they have been for awhile now. Thanks so much!

July 5, 2012 12:07 PM
amalija said...

Had a chance to meet you in Chicago earlier this year , you are doing a great job thank you. I am also glad that you are doing great thank again god bless. princeza

July 6, 2012 10:12 AM
olive said...

Very Cute! a good birthday party treat! so making these for my sister’s 6th Birthday!!!! again, very cute!

July 6, 2012 05:59 PM
G. said...

These look AMAZING! And i think chari is right, sub some cookie dough in for the brownie and oh… Its midnight but i just might have to get up and go make these!

July 7, 2012 01:56 AM
norma said...

These are soo cute!! Perfect for a slumber party!!!

July 7, 2012 02:32 PM
paris said...

You are brilliant! I love your blog, it is so inspiring. Thank you

July 7, 2012 07:28 PM
Laurie G. said...

Love this!!! ….just so you know I am hosting a “TrueBlood” party Sunday and I’m going to make these happen!!! you’re awesome!! Love everything you do!! :)

July 8, 2012 12:41 AM
Lise Myhre said...

I would love to buy that mould, but I can’t order it :(
Cause I live in Norway, Europe and they don’t ship there :( :(

July 8, 2012 12:56 PM
May I Have That Recipe said...

Wow!! These are adorable…love the idea!!

July 9, 2012 03:01 PM
Kajsa said...

Those are super cute! I love everything you do! I was just wondering, I know you make your own labels, but where do you make them?

July 9, 2012 04:25 PM
Jessica said...

Instead of ice cream, is it possible to just fill it with brownies? Maybe put vanilla cake inside? I’m just not sure how it’ll be if it’s in the freezer so the chocolate sets. I would like to make these for a party, but I don’t want ice cream inside. It’ll be a cute brownie/cake truffle idea. Let me know please!!!!

July 9, 2012 04:47 PM
Emily said...

Fantastic presentation. Looks yummy too!

July 10, 2012 05:07 PM
Alma said...

Love ’em! Can’t wait to make these. :)

July 10, 2012 06:13 PM
Diana said...

Just when i thought i´ve seen it all, you surprise again!!! you are amazing!!!! such an inspiration!!!

July 10, 2012 09:37 PM
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July 11, 2012 11:13 AM
Joy said...

I love love this idea. I could eat the whole batch

July 12, 2012 12:40 AM
janicedale said...

Wow! these looks so cute. It inspires me to think outside of the box when I saw your sweets. I am definitely sure that they taste as good as they look.

breakfast for one

July 14, 2012 10:20 AM
vebbi said...

i want to taste…. :) looks very yummy

July 15, 2012 07:47 AM
Ala said...

I had already found a few variations I was going to use for my August 2nd theme post (it’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!), but now I think these are first in the running. Can’t wait to try them out in a day or two–thanks so much for sharing!

July 31, 2012 01:18 PM
Nancy said...

I kind of wish I hadn’t just seen these as I may now spend my entire lazy Sunday rushing around rustling these up! They look delicious!!!!

August 5, 2012 05:00 AM
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