Banana Bread Truffles
If you already love banana bread be prepared to love it a whole lot more when you mix it with cream cheese frosting and dip it in chocolate. This dessert is an amazing treat for your Valentine, keep it for yourself or set them out on the dessert table at any baby or bridal shower and watch them disappear. Make up a new batch of your favorite banana bread recipe or use the leftovers from a loaf that is already on hand, this recipe is easy to modify based on home much you have on hand. I have tried several times, unsuccessfully to make cake pops but these yummy truffles are much easier to make than their close cousin the cake pop- you get to skip the trickier stick step.
- Leftover Banana bread
- Cream cheese frosting
- Semi sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
- In a large bowl completely crumble your banana bread into small pieces.
- Add canned cream cheese frosting a little at a time, working it in with your hands, until it is a creamy and even consistency throughout.
- You want the consistency of the mixture to be sticky but not overly, it should hold a ball shape well when formed with your hands.
- Continue on forming balls of about 1-2 “ diameter until you have used up all your mixture. Place in refrigerator for about an hour and allow them to firm up.
- Melt chocolate in a heat safe bowl in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each time, until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip chilled bread balls into chocolate, rotating to cover, lift out with a fork and tap to remove excess chocolate.
- Place balls on waxed paper or parchment to set, you can place them in refrigerator to speed up the process if desired.
- Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days.