Salted Monkey Balls Recipe

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Salted Monkey Balls

Rachel Ratliff

By
@raeOsunshine

I took these to work one busy Saturday and everyone gobbled them up. I was calling them Salted Peanut Butter Banana Truffles, but that's a lot of words for some awesome lil balls, and this is more fun!


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Rating:

Serves:

40 balls

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

24 Hr

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 large
bananas, mashed (i like frozen)
2 c
peanut butter
2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 pkg
chocolate almond bark
kosher salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
in stand mixer, blend bananas and peanut butter. Add powdered sugar. Mix well. It will still be kinda sticky
2
Using a small (1oz) cookie scoop, scoop balls 1 in apart onto parchment lined cookie sheets that fit in your freezer. Balls will spread slightly. Freeze for 2-3 hrs
3
Reshape balls by rolling between your palms. Replace onto parchment/cookie sheets, return to freezer for 24 hrs
4
BALLS MUST BE COMPLETELY FROZEN BEFORE DIPPING! IF NOT, THEY'LL MELT IN THE CHOCOLATE AND LEAVE BITS, RUINING THE SMOOTH FINISH OF THE CHOCOLATE!
5
Melt chocolate in double boiler.
6
WORK QUICKLY AND IN SMALL BATCHES, LEAVING MOST BALLS IN THE FREEZER TIL READY FOR THEM
7
Use a toothpick to gently pick one ball and dip into chocolate, using a spoon to cover top. Gently jiggle the ball to assist excess chocolate to drip off. (too much, and it'll pool below the ball) Place on another parchment/cookie sheet. Sprinkle a small amount of kosher salt. Leave the toothpick in while you dip/sprinkle the next ball
8
Back to the ball before, gently twist the toothpick out. With clean end of toothpick (or fresh one) take a small dab of melted chocolate and seal the hole. Sprinkle more salt if you like
9
*IF YOU DONT SEAL IT, THE FILLING WILL "WORM" ITS WAY OUT!
10
Repeat steps 7-8 til all balls are coated
11
Once the chocolate is set, transfer balls into sealable container. Place in fridge for 2-3 hrs

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American