Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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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
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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
  • Pinch salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool. For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat well. Spread over bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Banana Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 202 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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
  • Pinch salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool. For frosting, cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat well. Spread over bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Banana Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p29

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jenna_b User ID: 8708886 277718
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2017

"My whole family loves this recipe, including my son who may just be the pickiest eater I have ever know. My only change was I had to use a 13x9 and add 15 minutes. I guess with it being smaller, the icing gets to be a little thick for my husband who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth but I love it. Thinking about adding some spices and nuts once just for fun, but definitely not necessary for this recipe."

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cindiak User ID: 221828 277519
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"Had a lot of over ripe bananas and needed a change from banana bread. This is excellent, even without the frosting."

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Tammy User ID: 8982351 276662
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2017

"easy and good...will make again"

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nochismas User ID: 292487 276185
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2017

"Oh Wow! So easy and so tasty! I made my first batch for my husbands work the next day....well it didn't make it! Gotta make another batch! This is a recipe I am sharing with my daughters!"

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 274680
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

"These bars are so moist and flavorful. I'll be fixing these again!!"

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LauriePar User ID: 4460220 271819
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

"Every time I make these delicious banana bars, they get gobbled up so fast! A great way to use use up ripe bananas and have a great desert. I always half the amount of frosting because it makes so much."

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sissyluv User ID: 5712197 271722
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"This was delicious. Shared it with my neighbors who also loved it. Will definitely make it again."

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Tia User ID: 9231150 271457
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

"I made this for the first time - this recipe is a keeper! I added 2 more bananas to the recipe, just cooked a little longer - my family loves it"

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hardtouse User ID: 3390334 269751
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"I have made this recipe a million times and they are always a big hit!! I have also added walnuts to the batter for a nice addition."

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Kim0827 User ID: 8763291 268257
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"My family really enjoyed this. I made it in a 9x13 pan because I didn't have the right size. So it came out cakey but was fine. Stored in the fridge. Tasted better cold to me. And made it a bit more dense. Not as light and cakey"

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