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Frosted Banana Bars Recipe
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Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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These bars are always a hit at potlucks here in the small rural farming community where my husband and I live. I also like to provide them for coffee hour after church. They're so moist and delicious that wherever I take them, they don't last long. —Karen Dryak, Niobrara, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 202 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until blended.
  2. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Banana Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 202 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Frosted Banana Bars

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I cut the sugar for frosting in half. Delight!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"My husband declared these banana bars 'very good'. They are also good with vanilla or lemon frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"These bars are really good! I have made them two times now within a week. The first time, I made as written...excellent, but the frosting was a bit too rich. Second time I left unfrosted and they are just as good. We have been adding a frosting of cream cheese, a little confectioners' sugar with whipped topping folded in to a few ..just enough sweet on top!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

""PRETTY GOOD".....I FOUND IF YOU MAKE THE BANANA MIX AND COVER IT AND LET IT SIT OVERNIGHT THE TASTE OF THE BANANAS JUST REALLY POPS! FROST THE NEXT DAY.....ALSO IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO MIX FROSTING IF YOU LET THE BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE SAT TO ROOM TEMPERTURE, AFTER FROSTING I STICK IT BACK IN THE FRIDGE TO SET UP JUST A BIT.....TOOK IT TO A CHURCH FUNCTION AND NOW HAVE TO MAKE A COPY FOR SOMEONE :).....ALMOST FORGOT, IT TURNED OUT BETTER WHEN I MADE IT IN A 9X13 AND BAKED IT FOR ABOUT 35 MIN. COMPARED TO THE 15X10"

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Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"I made this yesterday. Just delicious. I used a brown sugar icing instead of cream cheese as I don't care for cream cheese icing. It was so good!"

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