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Banana Pudding Truffles – A Southern Specialty

Banana Pudding Truffles – A Southern Specialty

Banana Pudding is a classic Southern dessert that is loved by many and these Banana Pudding truffles are that special dessert all rolled into one bite!  Vanilla wafers, ripe bananas, rolled up and dipped in white chocolate!

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Let’s talk Banana Pudding

I have a problem.  There is one thing I always buy at the grocery store that I think I am out of, but I don’t because there are still some left at home.  Do you have the same problem?  Can you guess what that thing is?

To-Do Lists every day!

When I embark on my daily, yes daily, trip to the store I usually have a list.  Most of the time that list is in my head which is a bad thing because if I see anyone at the store that I know, I am going to stop and talk to them and forget my list.

5% of the time I have a written list but I still buy things that are not on it because I am easily swayed by pretty labels and sales signs. But mostly it’s because I think I am running out of it, or will very soon, and need to have more on hand.

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Am I a Hoarder?

When I arrive home from my daily shopping trip, and I start to unload the bags, I usually see this item on the counter.  Darn, I already have it.  But they are super ripe.  Plus they are covered in small brown spots so the kids won’t eat them.  

They don’t eat anything that is considered “bad” and this list includes, but is not limited to, mushy grapes, broken crackers, and cookies with less than 10 chocolate chips in them.

Let’s not even discuss the date on the milk.  One second into the date stamped on the milk jug and it is no longer drinkable.  Even though it has never been opened.  Are you with me moms?

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Banana Pudding Dessert

What is this ingredient I am always buying?

Bananas!  I buy them all the time and no one eats them fast enough.  But heaven forbid I skip buying them on one trip to the store and we are out, and I am the worst mom ever.  

My kids are going to starve because we ran out of non-spotted bananas 5 seconds before I walked back in the door.

Fixing the problem?

What do I do with all those un-eatable, brown-spotted, bananas that are on my counter and will not get eaten because the “new/good” bananas are now available?  Cut them up and freeze them and use them for smoothies and ice cream.

*If you are doing this too, I recommend slicing and separate the slices before you freeze.

But my number one thing to make with them is banana pudding.  Who can resist this classic Southern dessert?  

Check out my Mind-Blowing Banana Pudding Post to see how I modernized this classic dessert with Crispy Sugared Pecans, instead of vanilla wafers, that is now one of my most popular posts.

Now, I know you are not supposed to leave out the wafers because that will get you excommunicated and uninvited from the next pot-luck so I remade the “classic” banana pudding, with the vanilla wafers, into a one-bite dessert!  Banana pudding truffles!

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Banana Pudding Ingredients

Can I really recreate banana pudding?

Of course!  I used the same vanilla wafers, the ripe bananas – that are browning on my counter in record numbers right now – and some cream cheese for good measure.  Banana pudding with cream cheese? 

You bet! All of these ingredients are combined, rolled into bite-sized portions, and dipped in white chocolate.

What could be better?  Topping it with a crispy banana chip, that’s what!  The inside of the banana pudding truffles is creamy and full of banana and vanilla flavors which are enhanced by the white chocolate coating.  That banana chip on the top just seals the deal.

Now you know what to do with all those bananas you keep buying and your kids don’t eat.  Make banana pudding truffles

These banana pudding truffles will be a hit with the kids and I bet they won’t care that the bananas had brown spots!

How long do these Banana Pudding Truffles last?

These last 2-3 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.  After that, the insides start to “weep” and leak out of the coating.

Can I dip these banana pudding truffles in dark or milk chocolate instead of the white chocolate?

Of course you can!  I prefer the white chocolate in this instance but if you like dark or milk chocolate, have at it!!

Other great Banana Recipes recipes to try!

Looking for a bite-sized dessert to take to a party you’ve been invited to?   Check out these other dessert truffles to fit your special occasion!

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Easy Banana Pudding Truffle Recipe

Close up of Creamy Banana Pudding Truffles on a white plate and one has a bite taken out of it.

Banana Pudding Truffles

Yield: 30 truffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Banana Pudding is a classic Southern dessert that is loved by many and these Banana Pudding truffles are that special dessert all rolled into one bite!  Vanilla wafers, ripe bananas, rolled up and dipped in white chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 20 banana chips
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 8 ounces white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Place vanilla wafers in a food processor and pulse until crumbs.
  2. Add the cream cheese and bananas.
  3. Pulse until a stiff batter is formed.
  4. Scoop out into small balls. Approximately 1.5 inches in diameter.
  5. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  6. While the balls are freezing, melt your chocolate in a double boiler on the stove top.
  7. Once balls are frozen, dip them in chocolate and place on parchment paper.
  8. Add a banana chip on the top.
  9. Place back in the fridge until chocolate is set.
  10. Serve!
  11. If you don't manage to eat all of them, keep them stored in the fridge.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Christy

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

I have attempted these twice. This is a super hard recipe to reconcile. I’ve made them in the EXACT way your recipe listed. I’m flummoxed at how you get this to work. Flavor Is excellent but after making filling, it is WAY too mushy to scoop into balls before freezing. Please tell me the secret!

Jennifer

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Sometimes when my bananas are too ripe they will get mushy but usually the nilla wafers and cream cheese keep it stiff. If your batter seems too loose to scoop, you can always chill or freeze the batter for a little bit (~15-30 mins) before scooping into balls. You can also try add the bananas whole to the cream cheese instead of mushing them beforehand to keep it from getting too mushy. I hope this helps:)

kerry

Saturday 20th of April 2019

hi there :-) if I make these a day ahead or in the morning of an event that night should I put them in the refrigerator or leave them room temperature?

Jennifer

Monday 22nd of April 2019

Because they have cream cheese in them, you would need to put them in the refrigerator if you are making them more than 2 hours ahead of time. I hope you like them! They are a family favorite here for sure:) Thanks for reading!

Tanya

Friday 2nd of November 2018

Can they be frozen?

Ellen

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Can they be frozen. If so do how long

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

You can freeze the truffles before you dip them in the chocolate but once you do that, they chocolate changes texture and can sweat when they thaw out. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are going to serve them directly after removing them from the fridge. Thanks for reading!

Andrea

Monday 20th of August 2018

Banana pudding is one of my favorites. These are bite sized deliciousness.

Crystal

Thursday 27th of October 2016

What a creative ideas, I would never have thought of banana pudding truffles! Thanks for sharing #homemattersparty

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