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Living in Kentucky the markets are flooded a few times a year with bananas. My husband seems to go crazy and buys up half the store when he goes shopping alone. I have bananas coming out my ears. There are only so many bananas that you can eat before you just cant eat another one. Furthermore, during the summer the bananas get ripe, so quickly, I have no idea what to do. I've made banana fudge, banana jam, banana cakes, banana bread, frozen bananas and banana cookies.
It is wonderful to make cookies if it is in the middle of winter and not summer. The heat from outside and the oven blasting makes you feel like you're living in a sweat house instead of your home. I made up a batch of banana cookie dough, and didn't feel like standing in front of the oven for hours to make the cookies. So instead I made these delicious banana bars.
Prep Time: 30-40 Minutes
Cook Time: 35-45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 16 Bars
Mix together above ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Frost, when cooled, with cream cheese frosting
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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
Mix all together the ingredients. Do not use mixer or beater. Stir very well. Will fit one 11x18 or 9x12 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
For Frosting, mix ingredients and spread on cooled bars.
Cream margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients, except bananas and mix well. Add bananas and stir to blend. Bake in 9x13 inch pan for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
I made these Banana Bars yesterday. They were delicious. A lot like banana bread, but a bit chewier. My daughter loves them! (08/28/2005)