Monday, November 10, 2014

Frosted Banana Bars

This recipe is from via Taste of Home, I added 4 ripe bananas because that is what I had on hand but otherwise followed the recipe as listed.


1/2 cup Butter or Margarine , softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) (I used 4 mashed ripe bananas)

For the Frosting:

1 package cream cheese (8 oz), softened (I like to use lowfat)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 3/4 to 4 cups confectioner's sugar (I used 4 full cups)


Preheat 350 degree F, grease a 15 X 10 X 1 inch baking sheet, ( I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper and greased it with some Crisco.)

For the Banana Bars: In one bowl cream the butter and sugar together.  Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla.  In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture to  the creamed mixture.  Fold in the bananas.

Spread into the 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool cake and prepare frosting.

For the Frosting:

Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.  Gradually add enough confectioner's sugar to reach desired consistency.  Frost bars once the cake is cool.  Store bars in the refrigerator.  Next time I make these I may add some banana to the cream cheese mixture to add a little banana flavor to the frosting.

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