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Chocolate Potato Bon Bons

This is a recipe from when I was a kid that I would sit and do with my grandmother. Very yummy! We would also make them up for my grandfather who was a diabetic. So he could have a treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/4 of a cube of paraffin wax or leftover from jam (cleaned)
  • Left over mash potatoes or fresh made ones
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • vanilla (optional)

Directions:

Melt your bag of chocolate chips and clean paraffin wax together until runny. Take mashed potatoes, mix in sugar (opt. vanilla) to taste. Put into fridge to get hard.

Take a spoonful and roll into balls dipping into melted chip mixture. Set on wax paper to get hard.

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Source: Recipe from grandmother.

By Roxi from Seattle, WA

Editor's Note: You could also use artificial sweetener instead of the sugar.

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

Oh I used to make a version of this recipe about 40 years ago. Yes, you eat the wax! and the candies are delicious.

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

How is this a diabetic friendly recipe? It's filled with sugar and fat and carbs. Do you really melt the wax and eat it? Wow, interesting what recipes used to be like! I have some of those interesting looking ones in my Grandmother's old book too, but none so far with wax.

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