Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese frosting

These banana bars are my all-time favorite. They're so moist and delicious. The cream cheese frosting on top goes with the banana bars perfectly.

Banana Bars - from my mom (no idea where it came from originally) - makes ~3dozen bars1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, and vanilla.

Combine to flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Pour into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool.

Frosting
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat well. Spread over bars.

5 comments:

Joelen said...

I love recipes from family members and this certainly looks great!

Jen said...

My family is all about simple tasty food. Nothing fancy from them. These are so good!

bensbaby116 said...

What a great idea for using up bananas...something different from the normal old banana bread! Thanks for posting!
~bensbaby116

Laure said...

What a neat recipe! I've got some bananas at home that are about to turn brown . . . they may just end up in these bars . . .

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

These sound really yummy! TFS...

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