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Monkey Bars


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.


Average Rating: 5
  • Julia
    Dec 31, 2019
    Delicious! Quick and simple recipe that turned out moist and flavourful. A new favourite!
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