These fruit-sweetened bonbons are a simple but tasty treat for adults and kids alike. Coat bananas in chocolate sauce and toppings to freeze as directed below or, for a quicker option, cut and freeze bananas in smaller chunks and serve in a bowl, drizzled with warmed sauce and toppings of your choice. Either way, they’re scrumptious!

Difficulty Level: Easy
Freezing Time: 8 hours
Prep Time: 20-25 minutes 
Total Time: 8 hours, 20-25 minutes
Yield: 20 (1/5 of a banana; 1.6 oz.) bonbons

Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup soft dates, pressed down to measure
2 tablespoons nut butter
2 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon almond extract 
4 bananas, ripe and sweet
1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts, walnuts, granola, or unsweetened macaroon coconut

1. Combine first seven ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl.
2. Peel bananas and cut into 1-inch pieces.
3. Spread coating of choice on a plate.
4. Dip banana pieces in sauce with a spoon and then roll in coating. Stick a frilly toothpick in the center of the banana and set on a cookie sheet. Freeze on cookie sheet until firm, then place in a covered container. Keep frozen until ready to serve. 

Nutritional Data: 
calories 107.83, fat 6.39g, sat fat 1.04g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 13.37mg, carbohydrates 11.42g, fiber 2.21g, sugars 5.73g, protein 3.48g

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