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


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


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 8Γ—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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21 Responses to “Layered Marshmallow Brownies”

  1. #
    Xiaolu — March 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Oh these look so yummy! Love the crackly looking top.

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    yumventures — March 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    They look soooo good! Thanks for the tip about the sweetness factor…I love having a little bite of something completely decadent!

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    KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY — March 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    AH…these look heavenly….mmm…thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    bakingblonde — March 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, those look great! I love those

  5. #
    KV — March 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I’m not sure it is possible to be “too sweet” but these look very good!

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    Miss Yunks — March 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    These looks so good! Can’t wait to try!

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    MemΓ³ria — March 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I’m not crazy about marshmallows, but these brownies look amazing!!

  8. #
    Justin — March 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    “nice and thick”… wow, you aren’t kidding. that was a bold move switching the pan though. glad it worked out in the end.

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    Kristen — March 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    MMMMMMM those sound awesome!!

  10. #
    Candi — March 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    oh my word! those look delicious!

  11. #
    CB — March 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I can’t stop looking at your picture. I think that means I need to make these brownies. I’m not sure if I should thank you for shake my fist at you πŸ˜›

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    Brisbane Baker — March 4, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Blaspemy!! Nothing is TOO sweet πŸ™‚

    I love these! Might give em a go when a occasion comes up πŸ˜€

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    Brisbane Baker — March 4, 2010 at 12:17 am

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    nutmegnanny — March 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    These look awesome! I would love to have one of these sitting in my kitchen right now πŸ™‚

  15. #
    Ashley — March 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    These look AMAZING! I feel like I need to go to the gym just looking at them. πŸ™‚

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    Erin — March 5, 2010 at 2:57 am

    These look delicious! I love anything with marshmallows!

  17. #
    Kat — March 5, 2010 at 3:39 am

    I wish I could reach through the computer and grab these! They look awesome!!

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    Ingrid — March 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I make something similar but cheat and use a boxed brownie mix. The frosting I use doesn’t have marshmallows in it which helps with the sweet factor.

    That’s a great idea baking these in a smaller pan. I would prefer the brownie part a bit thicker.

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    Jes — March 11, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Um…I guess I didn’t let my icing cool enough and it melted the marshmallow completely…it looked like Mt. Vesuvius erupted on my counter ha ha! I wish I could post a picture! They still tasted yummy though =)

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    Caryn — April 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I made these, but the chocolate topping turned out not great, not dissolved and gritty. – I think you mean “icing sugar” don’t you, when you say sugar for the frosting?

    • beantownbaker — April 18th, 2013 @ 11:28 am

      I used granulated sugar for the frosting. When it is cooking on the stove, it should completely dissolve the sugar.

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