January 29, 2016

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: “Nonpareils,” which translates from French to “incomparables,” not only look sweet, but they’re also simple to make. Did I mention they’re also quite impressive when accompanied by a nonchalant tag that says “homemade”?

Seriously, that chocolate bar at the back of your pantry? It has “nonpareils” written all over it. And you’ll never even think of giving a gift of Smarties ever again.

Serves: 2


  • 200 grams finest dark chocolate (I used Lindt Crémant Noir 49%)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Multicolored sprinkles, to your heart’s content
In This Recipe


  1. Draw nickle-sized circles on a sheet of parchment paper and flip the paper over.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces, then melt it with the coconut oil in a bain-marie (hot water bath).
  3. Transfer it to a piping bag with a small, round nozzle or put it in a disposable bag and snip the corner.
  4. Draw circles with the melted chocolate, filling in the circles you drew earlier from the inside out in a circular motion.
  5. Let cool and harden for a minute or two, then cover in sprinkles.
  6. Chill in a cool place, then carefully remove the buttons from the parchment. Serve with tea.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Teresa P. February 13, 2016
Can I use butter instead of coconut oil?
Gretchen M. February 10, 2016
The ingredients say coconut oil, the directions say coconut milk. Just or clarification, is it oil or milk? Thank you.
Author Comment
Scarlett February 10, 2016
Dear Gretchen
Sorry, I corrected that! It now correctly says "coconut oil" in the directions, too. But rest assured: it also works sans oil / shortening, just with the melted chocolate.