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Monkey Bars

Whenever a craving hits, I record what time it happens, where I am, how I feel, what I am craving and whether or not I give into the craving. —Tina Haupert, Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and peanut butter until blended. Gradually beat in egg, banana and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing well.
  • Spread into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 188 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Julia
    Dec 31, 2019

    Delicious! Quick and simple recipe that turned out moist and flavourful. A new favourite!