Toasted Almond Bons

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 15
1 to 2 hr

A childhood favorite!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Almond Crunch Topping:
  • 3/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate (melted)
Almond Bonbons:
  • 1 pint old fashioned vanilla ice ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • For the Almond Crunch Topping: Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry milk, flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Stir in the almonds, almond extract and melted butter until the mixture turns into small clumps. Spread the crumble onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake until dry and sandy, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and pour over the melted white chocolate. Stir until the mixture forms large clusters. Allow to cool and set for 15 minutes.
  • Remove to a bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and pulse until mixture forms pea size crumbs. Remove almond crumbs to a 9x9-inch baking dish and set aside until ready to roll ice cream.
  • For the Almond Bons: Line one baking sheets with wax paper and set aside.
  • Remove the old fashioned vanilla ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften slightly, about 2-3 minutes. Remove to a large bowl and add the almond extract, stirring with a rubber spatula until combined.
  • Using a 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, form the ice cream into balls and place onto one of the prepared baking sheets. Transfer to the freezer until set and frozen, about 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the bons from the freezer and roll each bon into the almond crunch topping until completely coated and place on the prepared baking sheet. Return to the freezer and chill until set, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
  • Tip: If almond isn't your thing, substitute the almond extract for vanilla and use your favorite flavor of ice cream!
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