Paleo Banana Bread Chocolate Truffles

Todays post is brought to you from an awesome guest, Vanessa from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind.  To keep it short, this woman is a dessert genius and I would have never thought of this.

Chocolate Truffle

This is my first guest blog post! I don’t even know what I’m supposed to do! If we were going through a proper introduction in person, perhaps this is the point where I would tell you how the Civilized Caveman and I actually met. Well we live in the same awesome city you see, which is really cool. I didn’t even know that until like a month ago. He could have lived in Ohio for all I know. Which might be weird for you if you live in Ohio and you’re reading this, because then you’d be like, well that’s not really that far away. My point is, he could have lived anywhere but lucky for me he lives right here (not Ohio) and we have lots of things, people, and places in common and he was kind enough to let me unleash this recipe on his blog waves. It involves his famous Civilized Caveman Banana Bread and chocolate. Two of the finer things in life. Have you ever had his banana bread? Of course you have. But seriously it’s probably the best banana bread on earth and I’m not going to lie, it almost didn’t survive long enough for me to make this recipe.

Chocolate Truffle

As you’ll see below there is a point where you’ll have to trim the edges off of the bread, key word “trim”.  My edges were cut, like inches, and the banana bread loaf kept shrinking and then I was like okay enough is enough! I HAVE to make this recipe! (Shoving one last bite of banana bread in my mouth…and then one more). So my advice to you would be, make 2 loaves of his banana bread, one to make this recipe with and then one to just eat because, well it’s delicious and you’ll want it later. Trust me. So now I present to you Paleo Banana Bread Chocolate Truffles. If you like what you read and eat, feel free to check out my blog at Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind; it’s open 24 hours a day so stop on by!

Chocolate Truffle

 

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Paleo Banana Bread Chocolate Truffles
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
Paleo Banana Bread
Cashew Butter
Paleo Cream Cheese
Chocolate
Instructions
Paleo Banana Bread
  1. Make THIS RECIPE and then come back for these instructions
Cashew Butter
  1. In a food processor add your cup of cashews and puree for about 10 minutes or so until you get a doughy consistency
  2. You will have to scrape down the sides a few times
  3. Then with your food processor on, drizzle the coconut oil through the top until thoroughly combined and you have a creamy nut butter texture
  4. This is the cashew butter you will use in this recipe for the Paleo Cream Cheese below unless you bought cashew butter
Paleo Cream Cheese
  1. In a food processor combine all of your ingredients and puree until smooth
Chocolate
  1. Using a double boiler melt down the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips until smooth
Assembly
  1. Trim off the edges of the banana bread and eat them as a mid cooking snack. You know you want to. Then put the loaf in a large mixing bowl and crumble with your hands or a fork until finely ground into small pieces.
  2. Fold the Paleo Cream Cheese into your Banana Bread crumbles and mix until well combined.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Take a bit of the banana bread cream cheese mixture and roll it your hands to make even sized little truffle balls about an inch in diameter. Then place them on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. My batch made 50.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour.
  6. Use a spoon to dip chilled banana bread balls into the melted chocolate. Use the spoon to roll the ball around until it's completely covered in chocolate. Then place gently back on the parchment paper.
  7. Gently grate a few shavings of the 85% cacao dark chocolate onto the top of the truffle while it's still wet.When you've finished place back in the fridge to let the chocolate harden.
  8. Keep refrigerated and enjoy

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50 Comments

  1. I made these yesterday – used coconut oil in place of palm shortnening. I must say I was so excited and the end result looked good – but there was not alot of flavor in the middle. I did add sea salt on the outside which helped a bit.

    Next time I would amp up the spice or add lots of nuts or some more flavoring. It was just so bland when you bite into it. I suppose add until the batter you roll tastes as you wish….

    But love the idea and that it’s low glycemic!

  2. I used the pumpkin/pecan suggestion on the banana bread. Tasted amazing but was a little too mushy/moist to be considered bread. Maybe it needed more cooking time? Outside was well-cooked so I was wary of leaving it in longer.

    Once I balled them up and added the paleo cream cheese, the balls were extremely wet and didn’t look anything like the picture. Then I screwed up the chocolate. I was like “let me just add some coconut milk to make the chocolate a little more runny for dipping” and bam the whole thing congealed. I don’t know what I am doing in the kitchen :)

    Anyway, it all tastes good, just looks terrible. Hopefully I get better at this in time.

    1. OH no. Different ovens will have different cooking times. I’m sorry you had a bad experience, but no need to follow my instructions exactly. Just use the toothpick trick with the bread ;) better luck next time, and please let me know how it all turns out!

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