Frozen Banana Truffles

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

frozen banana trufflesThese 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.

bar of dark chocolate and banana slices layed out on a panTo 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.)

banana slices dipped in melted chocolateRemove the banana slices from the freezer, then carefully dip each slice into the melted chocolate, coating evenly.

bananas covered in chocolateAfter 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!

frozen chocolate covered banana sliceYou 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!

peanut butter on top of chocolate covered bananasYou 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!

peanut butter on top of chocolate covered banana slicesPretty enough to serve at a party, but easy enough to make often–> just the way I like it.

5 from 7 votes
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
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, chocolate, dairy free, dessert, paleo
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!
Per Serving: Calories: 58, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g

Hope you like them, too!

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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?

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!! 🙂

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