Caramel BonBons

Caramel BonBons
Yield: 20 bonbons Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins to 14 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unblanched almonds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 soft caramel candies
  • Coarse decorating sugar crystals, for garnish

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease large baking sheet.

2. In small bowl, stir together flour, almonds and salt.

3. In medium-size bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla and almond extracts until smooth and creamy, 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture.

4. Divide dough into 20 equal balls. Cut 5 caramel candies into quarters. In palm of hand, flatten dough into 2-inch round. Press piece of caramel into center of each piece of dough and securely pinch closed. Reshape into balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops of balls with lightly beaten egg white; sprinkle with coarse decorating sugar crystals.

5. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 12 to 14 minutes until firm; do not overbake or bonbons will split. Remove bonbons to rack; let cool.