Powdered Peanut Butter Bites with Banana Filling

That’s quite a lengthy name, but there’s a lot going on in these little powder-coated creations. I’ll just call them PPBBWBFs for simplicity’s sake.

The first “P” for powdered refers to the magical banana fairy dust decorating the surface of these bites. But the peanut butter in this recipe is also of the powdered variety. Powdered peanut butter doubles as flavor and flour in the date dough, making the ingredient list short and very sweet.

Fresh or freeze-dried center? You could wrap a fresh banana slice in a bundle of PB-date dough for a gooey center reminiscent of a vegan jelly-filled donut. Or you could hide a freeze-dried banana slice inside for a crunchy center. Or you could make some of the centers gooey and others crunchy for a surprise every time you bite in, reminiscent of a vegan box of chocolates.

And if you’re now craving donuts and chocolates, scroll down because these PPBBWBFs will satisfy all of your cravings in a very fruity way.

Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Makes 8

3/4 cup freeze dried banana slices

1/2 of a ripe banana, sliced (eat the other half as your mid-recipe snack)

2 cups dates

1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)

  1. Grind the freeze dried bananas in a very, very, very, hasn’t-been-used-in-12-hours dry blender.
  2. Set aside on a plate far away from any liquid.
  3. Process the dates in a blender or food processor.
  4. Add the powdered peanut butter and process to combine.
  5. Roll the dough into small balls, then flatten into discs.
  6. Sandwich a banana slice in-between. Squish the edges together around the banana, being careful not to squish the banana.
  7. Coat both sides with banana dust.
  8. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
  9. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before eating. Keep in the refrigerator.

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