A bonbon is a sweet or small confection, especially a small bun coated in chocolate. The word originated from the French language and simply means "(hard) candy", where the first reports of bonbons come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court.
The name bonbon arose from the reduplication of the word bon, meaning 'good' in French.
What is the difference between a bonbon and a truffle? A bon bon is a molded chocolate shell with creamy ganache center and a Truffle is a rolled piece of ganache dusted with cocoa powder or nuts for example.