Chocolate Dipped Banana Bread Truffles

Banana Bread and Chocolate – oh my! I recently found this recipe and couldn’t resist trying it! I’ve never seen a truffle made with bread. However, the flavor and texture combination was incredible and the truffles were actually quite easy to make and tasted similar to a cake ball, if you’ve ever had those. This recipe whips out roughly 60 truffles so be prepared to share with family and friends!

First you’ll need to start with a loaf of Banana Bread. I used my Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe.

Banana Bread

Using a bread knife, cut off the outer edges of the banana bread and discard. You don’t want any of the dark crusty edges of the banana bread left – just the softer, mold-able interior.

Using your fingers or a fork, crumble the banana bread into very small pieces in a medium mixing bowl. Add 6 ounces of room temperature cream cheese to the bowl and, using a fork, mash the banana bread crumbs and cream cheese into a creamy, uniform consistency.

Using your hands, roll the banana bread/cream cheese mixture into even balls (1-2 inches in diameter). This should produce about 60 balls. Place the balls on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but as long as overnight.

Banana Bread Balls

Melt 7 ounces (broken up into 1 ounce pieces) of milk or dark chocolate in a double-boiler or in the microwave (stopping every 10 seconds to stir the chocolate so that it does not overheat and dry out). Roughly chop 2 ounces of the remaining chocolate into small pieces. Add the chopped chocolate to the melted chocolate and stir well to combine. The chopped chocolate should melt and it should all become shiny and smooth.

Dip the chilled banana bread balls in the melted chocolate and gently transfer the balls between two forks to allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.

Dipping into Chocolate

Return the chocolate-dipped balls to the wax paper. Using the 1 ounce of reserved chocolate gently grate a few shavings over each truffle before the chocolate hardens. Allow the truffles to cool at room temperature until firm. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Serve, share and enjoy!