Monday, August 2, 2010

Frosted Banana Bars.

Recipe from: old 1st Ward cookbook

::  I'm sorry these posts only have a final result photo.  I've been a bit sick, and didn't really feel up to taking the time for a step by step post.  Next time! ::

Looking for another way to use up those brown bananas?  Think soft and yummy.  Think Cream Cheese Frosting.  Think no more.  I've had this recipe for years, but only just made it a few months ago.  Oh, what I was missing out on!

Frosted Banana Bars

1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 mashed ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt (1/2 tsp...ish)

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, bananas and vanilla.  Mix in the dry ingredients.  Pour into greased 1/2 sheet pan (you can use a large cookie sheet or a jelly roll pan.  i like the sheet pan best)  Bake @ 350 for 25-28 minutes.  Cool

1/3 cup softened butter
1 8 oz. package softened cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and cream cheese.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla.  Mix well.

Spread over cooled bars.

:: Kitchen Note ::
These bars taste absolutely divine straight out of the freezer.  Sounds strange, but don't doubt.


Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

You should rename these "Holy Yum Bars"...they look great.

tharker said...

Come try one and see if they deserve the title!

Jaime said...

YUM! I do have some bananas to use, and these sound fantastic. Thanks!

Shannon said...

Your recipes are wreaking havoc with my best diet intentions. Oh well, swimsuit season is nearly behind us! ;)

Shannon said...

Sorry to fill up your inbox, but had to let you know - I just made these to serve the missionaries for dessert, and they are amazing! Please keep the yummy recipes coming!

tharker said...

So glad you all enjoyed them, Shannon!

Jaime said...

Just made these for FHE on Monday night. They were a big hit & we've been drooling over them. My hubby wants me to make them again & try peanut butter frosting. I'm not sure on that one, but it's something to try at some point. Thanks for the recipe!

hatch said...

When you say they are good right out of the freezer, do you frost them before you freeze them or after?
I am looking for things I can freeze individually for school lunches.


tharker said...

Yes, definitely frost them before you freeze them. I freeze them, and then slice them. It it so much easier and it makes a clean cut every time. These would be perfect for kids lunches, Kim!

hatch said...

Thanks!!! I have some bananas right now that I am waiting to get super ripe . They are taking forever. I am sure the fact that I am craving these as nothing to do with them not being ready yet. :)

tharker said...

If you're getting impatient for those bananas to turn brown, pop 'em in the fridge or freezer. For whatever reason, the cold seems to turn them brown in a heartbeat!

hatch said...

Thanks! I will remember that next time. They are finally ready so I am going to make them tonight. Giddy at the thought! Yay! Yum! Thanks!

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