Fudgey Banana Brownies

These brownies are seriously dangerous. Dangerously delicious. I was a bit skeptical about how they’d turn out. I figured the banana would just serve to boost the moistness of the brownies. When I took my first bite, I realized that the banana flavor is actually pretty strong.

Hubby did thank me for warning him that they were banana flavored. I think if you bit into one and weren’t expecting the banana flavor, it would really throw you off!

I threw these brownies into the freezer so we wouldn’t eat the whole pan of them in a day or two… They were great cold, at room temperature, and even better zapped in the microwave for a few seconds. Of course, if you have a warm gooey brownie, you might as well top it with a scoop of ice cream and some leftover dulce de leche. That was definitely my favorite way to enjoy these brownies!

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Fudgey Banana Brownies

Yield: 16

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 medium bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1/3 cup dark cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter, crisco, sugar, and brown sugar until light and creamy. Add mashed banana and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Press batter into a lightly greased 8×8 baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out semi-clean. Cool before cutting into 16 pieces.

Recipe adapted from Becky Bakes


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4 Responses to “French Silk Pie Bars”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — September 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Congrats, Jen! Your French silk pie bars look heavenly. 🙂

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    Ashley @ My Midwest Table — September 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Best news ever! Congratulations!

    French silk pie is my favorite way to Blizzard at DQ, so I know these bars would be right up my alley, too. Funny that you mentioned about the lack of chocolate curls. I noticed earlier this week that in the bakery department at Wal-Mart, of all places, they had packaged chocolate curls. Haven’t tried them, but I made a mental note for the future. Just passing along!

    • beantownbaker — September 12th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

      Woah, they have a French silk pie blizzard at DQ?!? I always get Heath and M&M in mine. I’ll have to let my brother know about that.

      Interesting to know since making chocolate curls is not something I’m good at. Let me know if you try them and I’ll do the same.

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