Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana and Almond Butter Balls

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I mean, any food that’s name has the words “butter balls” in it is gonna be GOOD.  Now, c’mon!

My friend Kim’s birthday was this week and she loves bananas, almond butter and chocolate, (you’re weird if you don’t like these things and especially weird if you don’t like them together).  So, I found this recipe that put them all together and created pure joy that has come down from the heaven’s above.  I found the original recipe on Not Enough Cinnamon but changed the pb to almond butter because, well honestly, I didn’t have any peanut butter.  But, it was fabulous!!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (don’t be afraid to really slather it on and use more – honestly I wish I would have used more on each nanner!)
  • 10 oz baking chocolate (I used a combo of real chocolate chips and Good Life chocolate chips)

Directions

  1. Arrange half of the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread with almond butter.
  2. Top with the other half of banana slices to make little sandwiches, and freeze for at least one hour.
  3. In the meantime, put the chocolate on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat in 15 seconds interval until the chocolate has melted. (If you prefer to melt chocolate on the stove top, place a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan filled with simmering water. On low heat, stir chocolate until melted (allow a few minutes). Ensure the chocolate avoids contact with water and steam whilst melting). Add 1/3 remaining chocolate and keep stirring until it is fully melted. It’s called tempering chocolate. It will allow the chocolate to have a glossy texture and to set correctly.
  4. Remove bites from the freezer and dip them into melted chocolate. You have to work quickly before the bites start to thaw and get mushy. If you want to take you time, you can work with one bite at a time and leave the others in the freezer. Using two forks, dip one bite in melted chocolate and roll it to cover all sides. Using one fork, remove bite from chocolate. With the other fork, remove excess chocolate and arrange the bite back on baking sheet.  Move quickly because the chocolate might set in the bowl or the the bites might thaw!  Time is not on your side with these puppies!
  5. ENJOY the heck outta them!
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