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This Cookie Dough BonBons recipe is a special one. Not only because they are beyond delicious and insanely easy to make, but because it was featured on one of my first ebooks. A few years ago I embarked on a fun journey with my business partner, Michelle Cehn (founder of World of Vegan), to write a vegan ebook with approachable and tasty recipes. It was called The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, and it was the first spark that brought to life our latest cookbook (also called The Friendly Vegan Cookbook)! It’s so exciting to be able to share this recipe with you all!

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? It’s soft, sweet, and amazing. This bonbon recipe is half the trouble and double the fun since it is basically two recipes in one. The bonbons are made with this simple cookie dough recipe and then covered in melted chocolate. You can use the dough for any dessert you like, including our favorite ‘straight out of the bowl’ special.

You can use the same dough to bake some simple chocolate chip cookies. Instead of melting the chocolate chips, mix them into the batter. Scoop the dough into large spoonfuls and place on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment). Pat down the dough slightly to flatten and bake them at 350 degrees F for 10 mins. Voila! Freshly baked cookies and bonbons in one go.

Perfect Gift

These tasty cookie dough bonbons are such a great option if you’re looking to gift something but don’t want to keep on buying “things”. You can make double the batch and then store them in some pretty glass containers. Add a sweet note and a cute ribbon and you’re set. There is something about homemade gifts that have the ability to really touch people’s hearts.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Chocolate covered cookie dough bon bons in a small white bowl.

Cookie Dough Bonbons

5 from 31 votes
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 16 servings
If you are a big fan of cookie dough then these Cookie Dough Bonbons will blow your mind! Super easy to make and uber delicious!


  • 1 cup of vegan butter, softened
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of plain applesauce
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of hot water
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of vegan chocolate chips


  • Cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth.
  • Beat in the applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in hot water and then add it to the batter.
  • Stir in the flour.
  • Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Then melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. Using two forks, dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate and spin to coat. Work fast because the chocolate hardens.
  • Place on a sheet and freeze until ready to serve.



A handheld electric mixer is recommended for creaming butter and sugars, but it can also be done with a wooden spoon.


Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 2gSodium: 288mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 3gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Additional Info

Author: Toni Okamoto
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Stovetop
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: bonbons, chocolates, cookie dough, cookies, dessert, snack, vegan, vegan cookie dough, vegan dessert, vegan treat
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Toni Okamoto

“They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
‘Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways…
we got to start taking better care of ourselves ” – Dead Prez

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