Alice's Fondant Filling for Chocolates

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

Recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. There are many variations of flavor included at bottom of recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons light Karo syrup or 2 teaspoons lily white syrup


  1. Combine ingredients in heavy saucepan. Boil until it reaches a soft ball stage. Pour into buttered dish to cool.
  2. After mixture is cooled, pour on clean surface and beat with wooden paddles until light and airy. Just as mixture "turns" mix in flavoring until thoroughly blended inches.
  3. Refrigerate to cool completely. Form into balls. Dip in desired chocolate.
  4. Variations:.
  5. Peppermint (peppermint extract to taste).
  6. Maple Walnut (maple flavoring to taste and finely chopped walnuts).
  7. Orange (orange extract to taste--a few drops to 1/2 teaspoon).
  8. Cherry (Maraschino cherries drained and quartered--pat dry).
  9. Cherry-almond (as above but add almond extract to taste).
  10. Almond (almond extract with a sliced almond on top of finished chocolate).
  11. Coconut (fine coconut plus vanilla).
  12. Rum (rum extract plus 1-2 teaspoons butter).


Most Helpful

Very good! I cooked it to 240, and then let it cool to 120 degrees, per peter grewlings chocolates and confections book, where he states cooling it to this temp before the agitation lets the fondant have nice small molecules that will not be grainy. A very nice tasting smooth fondant. Will make again for sure! 240 cooked it to a med consistancy, less than that it would be runnier, and up to 257 it would be much harder.

cookiefrostingrocks January 09, 2008

This was fantastic! I'm excited that I can make this at home. I uploaded and submitted a photo of what I used it for--I'm learning to temper chocolate and made this fondant and it makes about 1 and a 1/2 cups of filling. The filling in the picture is a teaspoon of vanilla extract with 2 teaspoons Cointreau. I used a wooden spoon in a buttered glass bowl and power stirred until it went from a transluscent color to a thick, opaque white.

I personally would stop as soon as it turns opaque as I kept churning it and the fondant was then a bit more stiff--it loosened a bit as I added liquid to the vanilla and Cointreau. The rest I used with some Bergamot oil and that fondant is a little bit more stiff, but still delicious. It is a learning process! Thanks again for sharing this fantastic recipe. I followed cookiefrostingrocks temperatures.

PKG January 20, 2013

This was great! I used orange extract, although I used 2t. and that was the perfect amount. I then made them into bonbons by covering with ganache. This was a great recipe! I didn't have a thermometer, so I just tested with water for the soft ball stage. This worked perfectly. I just heated on a very low temp and checked to see if it was done often. Thank you for the recipe!

hannah234 June 24, 2008

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