Banana Coconut Amaze-Balls
Yes, this is an odd name for a recipe, but after just one bite of these scrumptious treats, we agreed that "Amaze-Balls" was the best way to describe them! They are just so soft and chewy at the same time- just perfect! We decided to make these because it was National Chocolate Chip Day and we wanted to make something fun to celebrate. We knew they would be good, but these bite size treats came out even better than we had anticipated!
(Makes 10 2-inch balls)
1/3 Cup of Macadamia Nut Cookie
1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Chocolate Chips for melting (and snacking!)
- Pick out a ripe banana or microwave a banana for 40 seconds then mix with Macadamia Nut Cookie in a medium mixing bowl
-Process dates in a food processor pulsing until they are cut up into small pieces
-Combine with banana and coconut butter mixture and add cinnamon and vanilla
-Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and use an ice cream scoop to place 'amaze-balls' onto the sheet. (Optional: stick a couple of chocolate chips on top of the balls before freezing)
-Freeze banana-coconut balls for 20 minutes
-Once balls are frozen and firm, melt chocolate chips in double broiler or microwave, melting 30 seconds at a time and stirring
-Carefully dip ball into melted chocolate and place on the parchment sheet again. Be sure to cover the sides for more chocolate flavor and repeat for the rest of the batch
-Place in refrigeration if they are being served right away or freeze for later!