Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Fondant Balls (GF & V)

Chocolate lovers, these balls are here for your pleasure!  On day 4 of our 5 days of Holiday Balls, we bring you this truly decadent recipe that is not only simple to make with only 5 ingredients, but is guaranteed to WOW your guests and satisfy any sweet tooth this holiday season.

Makes:  24 individual balls
Prep time:  15 minutes
Chill time:  2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 c natural peanut butter (smooth or chunky – your preference)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder + more for dusting
  • 1 tsp sea salt + more for dusting (we love Maldon sea salt flakes for dusting)
  • optional: 2 Tbsp maple syrup (if you prefer a slightly sweeter ball)
  • optional: maple sugar flakes as a secondary dusting option

Steps:

  1. In a high powered blender, combine the bananas and Medjools, and blend into a paste
  2. Add the blended banana-Medjool mixture to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add to the mixing bowl the peanut butter, cocoa powder, sea salt, and optional maple syrup.  Mix on low-medium until well combined and the mixture has formed a thick paste.
  4. Using a teaspoon, portion out the mixture and roll lightly between your palms to form a ball, about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.
  5. For dusting, place the additional cocoa powder and sea salt flakes in a shallow dish, and roll each ball in it until well coated.

You can dust half the batch with cocoa powder, and the other half in maple sugar flakes.  I like to add sea salt flakes to the dusting, as it gives a wonderful sweet+salty quality, and it looks beautiful too.

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Enjoy!

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