Passionfruit Mango Bonbons Colored with Natural Cocoa Butter•
Posted on May 19 2021
Add a naturally vibrant pop of color to chocolate with Colored Cocoa Butter! Pastry Chef Jessica Ellington shows us how to create these gorgeously bright Passionfruit Mango Bonbons and trust us, the color matches the flavor!
Passionfruit Mango Bonbons Colored with Natural Cocoa Butter
Make bright, colorful creations while still having the perks of natural ingredients! With Colored Cocoa Butters, you can achieve the vibrant colors you want without the harmful chemicals.
3 oz (85g) DGF Passionfruit Puree
2.5 oz (70g) DGF Mango Puree
2.25 oz (63g) Heavy Cream 30%
2 oz (56g) Glucose Syrup
19 oz (482g) Luker Nevado White Chocolate
2 oz (56g) Trimoline
2.5 oz (70g) Unsalted Butter
0.5 oz (14g) Dreidoppel Jamaica Rum Paste
330g White Chocolate
Colored Cocoa Butter
Preferred Filling Equipment
Microwave Safe Bowl
Instant Read Thermometer
Silicone Baking Mat (Optional)
Large Offset Spatula
Colored Cocoa Butter Bonbon Ingredients & Equipment
In another sauce pot, combine the heavy cream with the glucose. Bring this mixture to a boil. Then, add the boiled passion-mango puree to the cream. Blend well before pouring it over the white chocolate. Allow it to melt the chocolate for a minute or two, before using an immersion blender to blend into a smooth and creamy ganache.
At 90°F, add in the soft butter, trimoline, and the Jamaica Rum Flavor Paste.
Making the Bonbons
Melt the Colored Cocoa Butter
Open the cap and melt in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted. Keep melted by placing in warm water until ready to use.
Temper the White Chocolate
Melt 255 grams (1 ½ cups chopped) white chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval to help distribute the heat and melt the chocolate evenly.
Once the chocolate is mostly melted, reduce increments to 10 seconds at a time. As a general guideline, the more melted the chocolate becomes, the shorter the increments in the microwave should be. Melt to 113°F/45°C.
Seeding the Chocolate
Measure and finely chop 75 grams (scant ½ cup chopped) white chocolate. Add the unmelted chocolate to the melted chocolate and stir until it’s fully melted. Keep stirring until your chocolate reaches 84°F/29°C.
Testing the Temper
Take a small square of parchment paper and dip the front side into your tempered chocolate. Place the square on a temperature neutral surface (something warm or cool will skew your results).If the chocolate is tempered well, it will start to set on the outside edges of the chocolate and turn from glossy to semi-gloss within 2 minutes. The chocolate should be as streak-free as possible. If there is streaking in the chocolate, it's usually the result of chocolate that is still too warm. Keep stirring and test the chocolate again in 1-2 minutes.
Coloring the Chocolate
Add the colored cocoa butter to reach desired hue. To achieve two shade of the same color, tint all of the white chocolate a lighter hue, divide the chocolate between two bowls and add additional coloring to the larger amount. Keep chocolate between 84°F/29°C and 80°F/26°C. Warm in the microwave in 3 second intervals if necessary.
Filling the Bonbon Molds
Line your work surface with parchment paper or silicone baking mat if not working on a smooth, stone surface.
Slightly over fill the cavities by pouring the melted chocolate onto the mold.
Gently band the mold on the table a couple of times to settle the chocolate. Pick the mold up and with your other hand, give the mold a series of taps with the handle of a large offset spatula all around the perimeter of the mold (avoid using the blade against the mold because it can chip or scratch it).
Now use the blade of the large offset spatula to remove excess chocolate from the surface of the mold with one smooth, quick motion. Clean off the offset blade.
Allow the chocolate to sit in the mold long enough to create a thin shell on the outer edge, about 1-2 minutes.
Holding a short end of the mold firmly, invert the mold in one quick, smooth motion so that it is upside down and parallel with the work surface. Allow the excess chocolate to drain from the mold, giving a few gentle taps with the handle of the offset spatula.
Using the large offset spatula and still holding the mold upside down, scrape the excess, dripping chocolate from the surface from the mold, then turn the mold right side up. To set the chocolate, place the mold in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, but no longer.
Transfer filling to a piping bag and fill the cavities of the bonbons. Don't fill the cavitiies flush to the top, instead, allow for a space between the surface of the filling and the top of the mold. This gap will later be filled with tempered chocolate to seal the bonbons. Allow the filling to set completely before sealing the bonbons.
Sealing the Bonbons
Temper the excess chocolate that was scraped from the mold. Pour chocolate over each cavity and then give the mold several taps to allow the chocolate to settle into each cavity. Remove excess chocolate from the surface with a large offset spatula to create a flat seal.
Place bonbons in the refrigerator for no more than 5-10 minutes before unmolding. Gently, turn the mold over to allow the bonbons to release. If the bonbons don’t release, place them back in the cooler for a few more minutes. If a couple bonbons fall out, but not all of them, gently tap the mold upside down on the table. If the bonbons won’t release from the mold after plenty of cooling and tapping, it’s likely the chocolate was cast into the cavity when it was too warm. If that’s the case, try placing the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to help them release.