Monday, September 27, 2010

Frosted Banana Bars

  • Banana Bars
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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting (I made my own using 1 pkg cream cheese, 2 c. powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla and a little milk) 


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting.

    I don't know what happened to me!  I used to be anti-banana, anti-pumpkin (in cooking).  My VT brought me over these babies a few weeks ago and I was skeptical, but after eating them the taste won me over!  These are good without frosting as well.  The kids loved them.  And, bonus, they make a lot!  Now today I'm going to make pumpkin bread.  If it's a winner, I'll post it soon!

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