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Black-Bottom Banana Bars

 Black-Bottom Banana Bars
These bars stay very moist, and their rich banana and chocolate flavor is even better the second day. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe, and it's a big favorite with both my husband and two sons.—Rene Wright, Ferryville, Wisconsin
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and vanilla. Stir in the bananas. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Divide batter in half. Add cocoa to half; spread into a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl
  • with a knife.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2-1/2
  • to 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.