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Playing How to Make Toasted Almond Bonbons | No-Bake Dessert | Clinton Kelly

Baking something for that special mom in your life is a sweet and sentimental way to show that you care, but if baking just isn't your strong suit, this is the recipe for you!  

Clinton Kelly's no-bake dessert has all of the wow with none of the work. These easy toasted almond bonbons also happen to be his mom's favorite, so you know they'll be on his menu for Mother's Day. (By the way, in the 1960s, Clinton's mom was in a singing group called The Bonbons. How cool is that!)   

For more no-bake desserts from Clinton, check out his Banoffee Pie (Banana Toffee Pie) and Summer Berry Cheesecake


For the Almond Crunch Topping:
  • ¾ cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup white chocolate, melted
For the Almond Bonbons:
  • 1 pint old-fashioned vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


Serves: 9 to 12


For the almond crunch topping, preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a sheet pan 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 baking 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.   

Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until it forms pea-size crumbs, then transfer the topping to a 9-by-9-inch pan and set aside until ready to roll the ice cream.  

For the bonbons, line 2 sheet pans with wax paper and set aside.   

Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften slightly, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, add the almond extract and stir with a rubber spatula until combined.  

Using a ½-inch ice cream scoop, form the ice cream into balls and place onto 1 of the prepared sheet pans. Place in the freezer until set and frozen, about 2 to 3 hours.   

Remove the bonbons from the freezer and roll each into the almond crunch topping until completely coated, then place on the other prepared sheet pan. Return to the freezer and chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!