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Looking for a fun way to use up some overripe bananas? Well friends, let me introduce you to White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles! Truffles are an easy dessert to make because they’re no bake. This delicious version is a combination of Golden Oreos and ripe bananas all rolled up together in a crispy white chocolate candy coating. One bite into the creamy center and you’ll be hooked. The cream cheese gives the middle a velvety smooth texture while the banana extract punches up the flavor. Whip up a batch! There’s plenty to share.
Here’s all you’ll need: Golden Oreos, cream cheese, banana extract, ripe bananas, white chocolate chips, and dried banana chips.
Let’s get rollin’! Add the cookies to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. The fewer chunks the better. 36 cookies will get the job done which coincidentally is just about the size of a family pack of Golden Oreos, with a few extras to taste test of course. Can’t find Golden Oreos? A fun swap would be Nilla Wafers or any other golden cookie.
Combine the softened cream cheese and banana extract in a large bowl. Whip together with an extract mixer on medium speed. If you’re not familiar with banana extract you can find it in the baking aisle with the vanilla, almond, and all your other favorite extracts. It’s relatively inexpensive.
Next add in the mashed banana and mix until smooth and creamy. Lastly add in the cookie crumbs and mix very well. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper or wax paper. Remove the banana cream truffles mixture from the freezer. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm. The heat from your hands will soften the mixture so it’s important to refreeze the candy so it’s easier to handle in the next step. This will act as our creamy delicious candy center.
Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring the white chocolate chips between each interval. White chocolate can be a little bit more finicky than milk or dark chocolate so heating in short bursts is key. Stirring is also important because it distributes the heat and prevents the chocolate from scorching. Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy we’re ready to dip!
Using a toothpick, a lollipop stick, or even a bbq skewer, dip the truffle balls into the melted candy. Lightly tap the stick to remove any excess candy coating. If you feel like you’re about to lose your truffle from the stick I find it helps to rotate while you tap.
Gently remove the truffle from the skewer and onto the parchment paper. Immediately place a banana chip over the skewer hole. Voila! Picture perfect. No one will even know it’s there. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
Store Banana Cream Truffles in the refrigerator. They’re SO good when they’re cold!! Wanna mix it up a bit? Try using milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips too. Mmmm!!!! Still got some ripe bananas on hand? Then you absolutely must try our Best Ever Banana Bread Bars too.
White Chocolate Banana Cream Truffles
- 1 package Golden Oreo cookies (about 36 cookies)
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons banana extract
- 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
- Dried banana chips, coarsely crushed
- Step 1 Add the cookies to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Combine the softened cream cheese and banana extract in a large bowl. Whip together with an extract mixer on medium speed. Add in the mashed banana and mix well. Mix in the cookie crumbs. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
- Step 2 Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper or wax paper. Remove the banana cream truffle mixture from the freezer. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Step 3 Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring the white chocolate chips between each interval. Using a toothpick or lollipop stick, dip the truffle balls into the melted candy. Lightly tap the stick to remove any excess candy coating.
- Step 4 Remove the truffle from the skewer and onto the parchment paper. Immediately place a banana chip over the skewer hole. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set. Store Banana Cream Truffles in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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Looking for a boredom buster right about now that doesn’t involve snow or going outside??? Well I’ve got the cutest lil food craft for you….and your kids…don’t forget about them! Polar Bear Marshmallows are sure to cure even the meanest case of the “I’m Bored” blues. And get this…they’re no bake too, so really all you have to do is supervise. WIN!!! Plus the end result is your beautiful family enjoying a round of hot chocolate together. Awww!!! I’m getting all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it. I recently test drove this edible, hands on craft with my niece, Ellie and my nephew, Nathan. They were an absolute hit right from the start. Nathan was quick to put his own spin on it and created a few three eyed monster polar bears. While Ellie, lover of all things cute and adorable, stuck to the original design. Wherever your creativity may take you, one thing’s for sure, hot chocolate has never been SO sweet!!! I suggest making as many as you can and storing in a ziplock bag, so you can enjoy polar bears swims all winter long.
Here’s all you’ll need: jumbo size marshmallows, regular size marshmallows, mini marshmallows, white candy melts, M&Ms, and candy eyes (I grabbed these from Hobby Lobby, but you can find them at Michaels too, or just about any craft store).
Place about 1/2 a cup of white candy melts into a ziplock bag and seal. Microwave for 30 seconds. Squish the candy melts around in the bag to mix them up and then pop em back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat as many times as necessary (usually takes me about 3 times in my microwave) until the chocolate is completely melted. This will act as our “glue” to stick everything together. Snip a small hole in the corner of the bag. Reheat as needed.
With a knife or kitchen shears, cut a regular size marshmallow into thirds. Eat…I mean discard the middle. I helped the kids with this part and let them handle the rest…the cutting, not the eating. Squeeze or fluff it up to keep it’s round shape. This will serve as the polar bear’s muzzle.
Put the marshmallow so that it’s sticky side up. Squeeze a small amount of our candy melt “glue” onto the middle of the sticky side. Just a little dab will do ya!
Place “glue” side down onto the base of a jumbo marshmallow to form the polar bear head and muzzle. Push down firmly to hold it in place.
Next dab a small amount of candy melt onto the “m” logo of the M&M. This will be our nose! You can use any color that you like. I was partial to the blue and brown noses. Nathan’s a fan of the greens (his favorite color) and if M&M’s came in pink, I know Ellie would be all over it!
Add it to the muzzle and press down firmly to hold it in place. Can you see these Polar Bear Marshmallows starting to take shape?
Next add a dab of candy melt to the back of the candy eyes and put them in place directly above the muzzle. I can see our bear coming to life already!
Lastly add a dab of candy melts to the mini marshmallows and stick them to the side of the bear’s head to make ears. I found it helpful to hold the ears in place for about 15-30 seconds to help them stick. This helps the candy melts to harden and will help the ears in place.
And just like that! You’re done!! Isn’t he just the about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen???
Time for a little polar bear swim! Place Polar Bear Marshmallows atop your hot cocoa and finish with a mountain of whipped cream! I hate it when I have to decide between whipped cream and marshmallows, but lucky for me, this drink has LOADS of both!! If you think this is cuteness overload, just wait until you see our Snowman Pancakes!!!
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