Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Read: healthier chocolate covered truffles ;)

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A couple Saturdays ago, I set out to make a lower calorie chocolate covered truffle and came up with these little bites. They are about half the calories of my vegan peanut butter pretzel truffles... Win!

As you would expect, these are not as rich but the flavor combination of banana and peanut butter is quite scrumptious, if I do say so myself. Clearly, Tom preferred the peanut butter pretzel truffles but he said these were good "healthy truffles..." Ha! Gotta love him.

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So what do these babies taste like? Hard dark chocolate shell followed by gooey banana peanut butter cornflakey goodness. Hmmmhmmm.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Makes about 28 bites. 83 calories per bite.

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked in water for about 10 minutes then drained

- 1/2 cup peanut butter

- 3 small very ripe bananas, peeled

- 4 cups cornflakes

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 1 tbsp brown sugar

- 5 oz dark chocolate chips

- 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

1. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl

2. Place soaked dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain and/or it forms into a ball

3. Scoop dates out of food processor and add to the bowl with the mashed bananas

4. Place cornflakes in the food processor and process until reaches the consistency of a meal

5. Add processed cornflakes, peanut butter, cinnamon and brown sugar to the banana date bowl and mix until well combined

6. Scoop out one tablespoon chunks of mixture and roll into balls then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

7. Once all the mixture is rolled into balls, place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least one hour

8. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler then add in coconut oil to help thin out the chocolate

9. Remove the balls from the freezer and one at a time, carefully dip them into the chocolate and coat using two spoons

10. Once all the bites are covered in delicious chocolate and set back on the baking sheet, place the baking sheet back in the freezer for the bites to harden (about 1 hour)

11. Enjoy!

+ These peanut butter banana bites should be stored in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat! I like to keep mine in the freezer so the chocolate shell is extra hard.

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This recipe is vegan and you can totally make it gluten free by using corn or rice chex instead of cornflakes if that's what you're in to.

So I've noticed that I use the word goodness too much.... I can't stop. Oh well. Yay for Fridays!

- A