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What You Need
Original recipe yields 36 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
60 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas
1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S White Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into small pieces, melted
8 drops yellow food coloring
1/3 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
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Let's Make It
Mix cream cheese, cookie crumbs and bananas until blended.
Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls. Mix white chocolate and food coloring. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with nuts; drizzle with semi-sweet chocolate.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
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How to Make Wafer Crumbs
Crushing vanilla wafers is a cinch with a rolling pin and a resealable plastic bag. Or, process the wafers in your food processor or blender.
How to Melt Chocolate
Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.
How to Easily Dip Balls
To easily coat balls with the melted chocolate, add balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until firm.
If any melted chocolate remains after all balls are coated, store in tightly covered container at room temperature until ready to use for another use.
Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
How to Store
Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.