2 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Trail Mix - Cranberry & Chocolate
8 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 ripe banana, mashed
4 ounces shredded coconut
3 cups canola oil
1 1/2 cups prepared pancake batter
4 ounces caramel sauce
2 ounces Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
Powdered sugar, garnish
6 mint sprigs, garnish
Thoroughly combine trail mix, peanut butter and banana in mixing bowl. Using a small scoop, form peanut butter mixture into 18 balls. Roll balls in coconut; freeze for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat oil to 350ºF. Coat frozen truffle balls in pancake batter; drain lightly. Deep-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown and warm inside.
Drizzle caramel evenly over each of 6 serving plates. Place 3 truffles on each plate. Garnish with powdered sugar and mint sprig.
Makes 6 servings.
2011 Ocean Spray Foodservice Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist Brent Rhoda