Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bordeaux Candy (See's Clone)

1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp instant coffee
pinch of salt
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
12 oz milk or dark chocolate (your preference)
1 tsp Crisco


For the fondant. Over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar together in a heavy pan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream, coffee, and salt and bring back to a boil. Stir constantly for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Add sifted powdered sugar to mixture and mix in well. Chill until mixture can hold shape of a ball. Roll into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls.

For the dip. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute increments or over a double boiler. Add the Crisco to the melted chocolate and mix well. Dip candy balls into melted chocolate then place on wax paper to cool. If you like, you can add chocolate cake sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft on the fondant.

If you were wondering about the Crisco. Real candy makers often use wax, but Crisco works just as well. It gives the chocolate a nice gloss and helps it distribute better over the cold fondant.

This came from my Quilting Board.  Enjoy


  1. I've made this and it's dead~on

    1. Bee, Good to know I will make this. Just one question. Did you use instant coffee with nothing added to make the coffee liquid? I assume its dry???. Thank you.BB

  2. I'm going to try this out this weekend can't wait

  3. I did it, for me, I had a problem getting it to come together. Once the sugar mix cooled after ten minutes; adding the powder sugar gave me a crumble. So I redid it, this time, adding the powder sugar immediately after taking it off the heat, and not giving it time to cool, until after the powder sugar was mixed in. It came out perfectly and utterly delicious! THANK YOU, it really is the clone. My family who was very happy to be judges, agreed this really is just like see's.

  4. Making this was a huge mess--but totally worth it. When I made it, the fondant was a crumbly disaster, so like any good cook, I added peanut butter. It tastes like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with caramel inside it. Delicious.