Buttercream Bon Bons

These quick and easy Buttercream Bon Bons are the perfect way to enjoy your leftover frosting!

Buttercream Bon Bons | It Bakes Me Happy

This past weekend I had the joy of baking cupcakes for a wedding open house for a family from our church, yes I am crazy enough to take on a project over a holiday weekend! I’ll be honest, it had been a while since I had undertaken a baking project that large and labor intensive, but I loved it. I started my baking a couple of days in advance and then on the day of the event I made several batches of fresh buttercream in chocolate and vanilla to frost all the cupcakes.

As luck would have it I ended up with a bit of leftover buttercream. I wanted to be able to enjoy said buttercream before it went to waste, I hate wasting food, especially desserts. It makes me sad. I have seen recipes for all sorts of ways to use up leftover buttercream, everything from brownies to cookies and even candy!

Since I was pretty exhausted after all that hard work, I decided a simple and delicious Bon Bon was the best solution. Quick, easy and decadently good you are going to love these rich chocolate Buttercream Bon Bons, I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have!

Buttercream Bon Bons | It Bakes Me Happy

Buttercream Bon Bons

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 c buttercream
  • 5 oz chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. Scoop the buttercream into 1 tsp sized balls and refrigerate.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute.
  3. Stir the coconut oil into the chocolate until smooth.
  4. Dip the buttercream balls into the melted chocolate using a fork and tap gently to remove excess chocolate.
  5. Repeat process until all the buttercream has been dipped.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator until set, serve and enjoy
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  1. says

    Love how quick and easy these are to whip up! That’s such a great idea to use up the leftover buttercream for these :) They look so rich and delicious!

  2. says

    You are such a champ, Emily! I bet your cupcakes were a hit, especially since that gorgeous buttercream frosting was involved. These bon bons wouldn’t last a minute in my house :)

    • says

      Thanks Natalie, the cupcakes turned out great, but I didn’t photograph them, I was running behind on delivery and it was raining. But everyone who ate them raved on :)

  3. Cynthia says

    I hate to waste leftover food too. This is such a perfect, delicious use for leftover frosting. Love it. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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