Black-Bottom Banana Bars Recipe
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Black-Bottom Banana Bars Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Black-Bottom Banana Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

It was good, but more cake-like than I was expecting. I sprinkled chocolate chips on the top.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

I first found this recipe in my sample taste of home about 17 years ago still making them today :)

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

These bars are quick and easy and everyone loves them! A keeper!

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

Easy to make, moist & delicious. These are a hit with everyone!

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

Kids loved them.

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