After a one month break from the Secret Recipe Club (SRC) I am thrilled to be back. I have so much fun participating in this wonderful group. For those of you unfamiliar, the SRC is a club that was:
“[B]orn from an idea that it’s founder Amanda had one day while trying to come up with ways to bring more exposure to her cooking blog, Amanda’s Cookin’. She thought it would be fun to make a recipe from a friend’s blog and that friend could do the same. But instead of just the two of them, including several others would be even more fun. Plus, it would also help give added exposure to their food blogs. And so it began…”
Their first month yielded 19 participants and now there are hundreds. The concept is simple really. Each month you are “assigned” a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and it’s a secret until reveal day.
This month I was assigned the blog, Baking and Boys, penned by an amazing baker, Katrina. In her words, “It’s a crazy house full of boys around here with me trying to keep it all together. Ya gotta love it! Welcome to Baking and Boys.”
It didn’t take me long to choose which recipe I was going to make. As I explored her blog I zeroed in on her recipe for Healthy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles which she found on a coconut recipe website. I made this recipe as a surprise for my children during the last week of school. They were thrilled to come home to it.
But you know me…I had to switch it up a bit by adding some sliced banana and turning these into frozen treats akin to a healthier bon bon. The other changes I made were to eliminate the added salt and sweetener. Since the banana slices were nice and ripe, they had a natural sweetness all their own and the chocolate coating was sweet as well. I also upped the amount of chocolate slightly since adding the banana slices meant the bon bons were slightly larger than the original recipe, meaning more chocolate was needed for coverage.
This recipe came together so quickly, uses simple ingredients, and was a resounding success!!!
INGREDIENTS – Makes 20 bon bons6 Tbs. organic peanut butter ¼ cup coconut flour 6 ounces Enjoy Life chocolate chips 1 tsp coconut oil 1 banana .
Slice the banana into 20 slices and place them individually on wax or parchment paper.
In a bowl combine the peanut butter and coconut flour using a spoon and eventually your hands.
Using a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon, form the peanut butter mixture into half circles and place one on each banana slice.
Freeze for 30 minutes to one hour.
Once the banana and peanut butter is frozen, heat the chocolate and coconut oil together over a double boiler until completely melted OR in the microwave at 30 second intervals (stirring in between) for approximately 2 minutes.
Insert a toothpick in the top of the bon bon and submerge it in the chocolate. Shake off the excess and place the bon bon back on the waxed paper. Continue with the remaining bon bons and place back in the freezer to set.
Serve straight from the freezer.
For a printable version of this recipe click here.