Friday, May 27, 2011

Guest Post-Banana Truffle Sundae Bites

Hello readers! Today I want to introduce you to a new blog I have recently stumbled upon. It's called Shugary Sweets and it's written by Aimee. She has a lot of great looking sweet treats on her blog and today she is here to share a new one with us. Her recipe sounds awesome and they are so adorable. Here she is....

Hey everyone, I am so honored to be guest-blogging here at Lavender Clouds! I've never been a guest on someone else's blog before, so I am truly honored and humbled that Lil invited me to share with all of you! Just a little about myself, I have been blogging my family life since 2007. I have brothers, and other family all over the world, and it's been a way for us to keep in touch (they do the same with their famiy). However, over the years, it became boring, both to write and read about my life! I mean really, how many times can you say, "well we went to another soccer game this weekend," or "kids are doing great." So in January of this year, I decided to take the plunge and start sharing recipes with my family. Through the months, I've expanded and learned that there is a whole world of food blogging! In April, I learned about linky parties- how cool are those?! Anyways, I am a stay at home mom to 4 awesome kids- my oldest, son, is finishing 8th grade this year (just like Lil's) and will be headed off to high school in the fall. Please pray for me! Then we also have 3 daughters, aged 12,9, and 7. Again, continue the prayers! They keep us very busy as they are all active in sports and church! However, I have found it's very important to strive to have family dinners together...some days it happens at 4:30pm, some days we don't eat together until 7pm. But our goal is to try every night! And what's dinner without a little dessert? Speaking of which, why don't we get to that right now! 

Here's how it started. I wanted to make a banana split dip. I realized I didn't have any strawberries. I really enjoyed making the chocolate chip cookie dough bites, so I thought I could do some sort of banana truffle. See in my family, we eat a lot of bananas. At least we normally do. I buy 3 bunches of bananas a week (about 20 bananas). There are 6 of us, so that's not so much. Except when everyone decides they don't want bananas, they want grapes. Or apples, or oranges. And the bananas sit there are lonely and neglected. I feel bad for them. So I either have to stick them in a ziploc in the freezer, make more of these, or do something new.

I chose new, and boy am I thrilled. These have an amazing center that is soft and rich (come on, it's banana and chocolate and cream). And they look cute too! Now I have to find a way to use those sad, neglected grapes that sit at the bottom of the bowl, squished and unloved. Any ideas?

Banana Truffle Sundae Bites Recipe:
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 small banana
11 oz white chocolate morsels
12 oz vanilla bark, melted
4 oz chocolate candy coating, melted
sprinkles and red hots for decoration

In small saucepan heat cream until it starts to bubble, not boil. Set aside. In food processor, add banana with white chocolate morsels. Process until combined. Slowly pour in hot cream while processing. Continue to mix until smooth. Pour into a freezer safe bowl and freeze for 2 hours (or overnight).

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop out ONE tablespoon of mixture and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet and continue until all balls are formed. Freeze for one hour. Makes about 36 truffles.

When ready to assemble, using a toothpick dip each truffle into the melted vanilla bark. Set truffle back on parchment and repeat until all truffles have been dipped. Don’t worry about the toothpick hole, it will be covered by chocolate. They should set within minutes because the truffle was cold. Melt chocolate candy coating and pour into a ziploc bag. Snip small hole in corner of bag and drizzle a little blob of chocolate on top of each truffle. Add sprinkles and red hot. The weight of the sprinkles should make the chocolate drizzle down the sides a bit. Otherwise use a little more chocolate with the next truffle. Allow to set in refrigerator and enjoy cold!

6 comments: said...

these look heavenly and so dang cute too!

Sue said...

These sound tasty and look so cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to check out Shugary Sweets:)

Angie's Recipes said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I bet those banana truffle bites have tasted heavenly!

Megan said...

These are so cute! I bet they are divine!

Branson said...

these look soooo yummy!

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

These are so cute & look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work!
I've featured this on my blog today, feel free to stop by & check it out :)