Banana Bars


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
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  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened (8oz.)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


In a mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until bars test done. Cool.

For frosting, cream 1/2 cup butter and 8 oz. cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat well. Spread over bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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