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.

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5 Responses to “Eclairs – Daring Bakers”

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    Claire — September 1, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I think that my raspberry cream recipe didn’t call for enough raspberry. Oh well. Yours looks fantastic! Such pretty colors.

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    Jen — September 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks!! The raspberry cream was a lot runnier than the vanilla, but it was tasty.

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    Sarah — September 2, 2008 at 12:37 am

    The raspberry cream has such a wonderful color! So bold against the neutral eclair.

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    Angela — September 2, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Your eclairs turned out really well! I love the pink of the raspberry pastry cream against the glaze.

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    Joelen — September 7, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Wow… Your eclairs are adorable and look amazing!

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