Frozen Banana TrufflesAuthor: Detoxinista.comPrep time: 45 minsTotal time: 45 minsServes: 16These bite-sized truffles make a delicious frozen treat, perfect for serving at a party… or anytime! Just make sure you to prepare these ahead of time; they get REALLY frozen and creamy if left to set in the freezer overnight. Like mini ice cream bites!Ingredients
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 oz. dark chocolate bar
- For Optional Peanut Butter Topping:
- 2 Tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
- pinch of sea salt
- liquid stevia, to tasteInstructions
- Slice the bananas into ½” disks, then arrange them into a single layer on a dish, lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer to chill, while you melt your dark chocolate.
- To melt the chocolate, simply break the bar into chunks, transfer to an oven-safe bowl, and place the bowl in an oven heated to 350F for about 10 minutes. Check it after 5 minutes, to avoid burning, and stir well! (Use a microwave, if you prefer.)
- Remove the banana slices from the freezer, then carefully dip each slice into the melted chocolate, coating evenly.
- After coating each slice, place them back onto the parchment paper and return the dish to the freezer to let them freeze completely. The chocolate will be set within 30 minutes, but the bananas take a few more hours to get frozen and creamy, like ice cream. Preferably, let them freeze overnight!
- For an extra-fun ice cream treat, add the optional peanut butter (or almond butter) topping: Simply mix together the peanut butter, coconut oil, salt, and a few drops of stevia, to taste. Then transfer the mixture to a plastic sandwich bag, and snip off the corner to create a “piping” bag, and decorate as desired.
- Return to the freezer to freeze until solid, then serve chilled!
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