Frozen Banana Truffles

Since the last dessert recipe I posted was a little labor-intensive, how about I share an incredibly easy one today?

These 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!

Frozen Banana Truffles
makes about 16 pieces, depending on size

inspired by these Banana Bites

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas
3 oz. dark chocolate bar

Optional Peanut Butter Topping:

2 Tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter (or almond butter)
1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Slice the bananas into 1/2″ 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! (And of course, you can 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.

They are delicious either way, but I recommend waiting until they are really ice-cream-like. Preferably, let them freeze overnight!

You can serve them as-is, for a fun little ice-cream treat–> but I highly recommend adding the optional peanut butter (or almond butter!) topping.

Simply mix together the peanut butter, coconut oil, and salt. Then transfer the mixture to a plastic sandwich bag, and snip off the corner to create a “piping” bag!

You can decorate each truffle however you like… I ended up preferring just a “blob” in the middle of each.

Return to the freezer to freeze until solid, then serve chilled!

Pretty enough to serve at a party, but easy enough to make often–> just the way I like it.

5 from 7 votes
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Frozen Banana Truffles
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These 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!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 58 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
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 taste
Instructions
  1. Slice the bananas into 1/2" 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. Remove the banana slices from the freezer, then carefully dip each slice into the melted chocolate, coating evenly.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Return to the freezer to freeze until solid, then serve chilled!

Hope you like them, too!

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Comments

J

yum! great little snack…I dipped some in dark chocolate but then ran out and melted some chocolate chips to dip the rest….both worked great!
Megan, can you tell I had a weekend of making your recipes? Best weekend ever!

Andrea

I made a small batch just to try. I let my husband taste them and he went crazy. He commented that all the flavors are so well balanced. This will hit the spot and will be able to satisfy the sweet tooth we get so often. I plan to make a large batch this weekend to keep in the freezer at all times!

Jesse

Hey, I was wondering if you ever make any of your delicious chocolatey treats without a dark chocolate bar, or pre-made chocolate. I was hoping for a good recipe for making these types of treats with my ingredients, cocoa powder of cacao….coconut butter, etc. Do you ever do that?

Shlomit Grantz

I’m a grandma that’s been making chocolate covered frozen bananas since I was raising my kids on Maui..I use Popsicle crafts sticks to poke the bananas before you first freeze them, then when they are firm enough dip in the chocolate, which you can add essence of mint for a different twist. Also, I melt the chocolate in a double boiler, this way while I’m dipping the frozen banana into the chocolate, it’s not getting hard, because the water under the pot keeps the chocolate soft until you take it off of the stove. One grandson, has diabetes and I just give him a frozen banana without anything on it for a quick cold after school treat if his blood sugar is too low. Using the popsicle sticks makes it easier to handle and I make alot at a time and then transfer to zip lock bags in the freezer to make room for more.

Angie

This is an awesome snack/dessert! Great way to use up bananas which are on the verge of becoming overripe!
As to the problem of the chocolate becoming hard halfway through dipping, I think it’s because while the frozen slices are waiting to be dipped, condensation will occur and any water will cause the chocolate to ‘seize’ and become lumpy. The trick is to remove just a few slices of frozen bananas from the freezer to dip, instead of letting the entire tray sit at room temperature.

Tawny

These chocolate covered bananas were a HUGE hit!! My husband and 2 of my 3 kids are very picky eaters and they absolutely LOVED this sweet treat. I didn’t have time to make the peanut butter topping, but they turned out great without it. I myself don’t particularly care for dark chocolate, but after trying these, I’m hooked!! SO easy to make and SO outrageously delicious!! 🙂

Jesse

Please help! I just couldn’t get this to work for me. I cut the bananas but them in the freezer for about 10 minutes while I was melting the chocolate. When I tried to cover the banana in the chocolate sauce, the bananas stuck to the chocolate sauce, falling apart. My first batch of chocolate seized, the next batch turned into a banana chocolate sauce. I ended up just pouring it over the banana pieces.

I’m sure this will be a delicious mess, but it’s definitely a mess. Should I let the bananas freeze all the way before dipping them, or not let them freeze at all?

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