I got this recipe from the Land O'Lakes website many years ago, and they have been part of my annual Christmas baking for many, many years now. I really love these for many reasons. First, they're very tasty. Also, they are simple to make as candy goes. The key to dipping them in the chocolate is being sure the bonbon candies are fully chilled (or they'll start to melt in the hot chocolate, making it difficult to retain their shape). But it's also quite a versatile recipe. I've replaced the standard vanilla extract with other flavors to come up with different flavored bon bons. If you want, you can even add finely chopped nuts. The possiblities are endless. Cooking time is actually the minimum necessary chilling time.