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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Volante User ID: 5990018 283949
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2018

"This was very easy and made a good quantity of delicious bars. I had about 5 smaller sized bananas to use up, and this recipe was perfect. I threw in a little cinnamon & candied ginger for added flavor. Like others, I used a 15x9 pan (glass), increased time by 15 minutes, and halved the frosting. I also used a pineapple cream cheese in the frosting because I happened to have this available & needed to use it up along with the bananas! It proved to be an excellent choice for the frosting.

The bars were moist and flavorful. Definitely a keeper!"

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DSippel User ID: 8840181 283707
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2018

"I have made these three times and they are perfect. I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour and added 1/2 cup of flaxseed meal. I also cut the sugar in half and added 1/8 cup of honey. Finally, I used reduced fat cream cheese. My coworkers won't know the difference!"

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 281815
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2018

"Made these over the weekend and the bars were moist, delicious and perfect to have with your morning coffee. My husband took several pieces to work and shared a piece with his co-worker and now the guy wants the recipe so his wife can make him a plateful..this recipe is definitely a keeper..."

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[email protected] User ID: 660734 281544
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2018

"I made this for the umpteenth time today and used a quality Greek-like vanilla yogurt to replace the sour cream and it turned out lovely. It was flavorful and had the same consistency as it did with just sour cream. Seriously, this recipe has to be one of the most worn ones in my Volunteer Field Editor file! I tripled it and it still came out just fine. I even put some of the raw batter in the freezer to bake at another time. That way, when we have another New England blizzard, I'll have something yummy to show for being a shut in! :)

bake away!"

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kids chauffer User ID: 4381411 279026
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2017

"Made in a 13 X 9 dish. Cooked for a total of 45 min. More like a cake then bars. Halved the frosting. Getting the right size pan would be totally worth it if you would rather have the bars as the recipe is intended for. Delicious!"

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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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