|Alternative names||Sugar bean|
|Place of origin||Belgium|
|Main ingredients||Almonds or chocolate, sugar|
A suikerboon (Dutch), or sugar bean, is a type of sweet traditionally given on the occasion of the birth or baptism of a child in Belgium and parts of the Netherlands. In French, they are called dragées. It has strong resemblance with Jordan almonds and to Italian Confetti.
Originally sugar-coated almonds, they are now often sugar-coated chocolates of the same shape and size instead.
- Jackie Alpers. Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts. Quirk Books, Oct 15, 2013.