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Banana Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Banana Bars, by , is from The Siemers Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Siemers Kiel
Added: Monday, August 6, 2007


1/2 c. butter
1 1/4 c. (scant) sugar
2 eggs
1 c. mashed bananas (about 2)
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
3/4 c. sour cream

1 3 ounce pkg.cream cheese
6 tbsp. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat your oven to 350 . Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and blend well. Stir in soda, salt, and sour cream. Stir in the bananas and lastly fold in the flour. Use a jelly roll pan (10" x 15") that has been greased. Bake for 30 minutes, watching so it does not get overdone all ovens vary some.
Cool and frost with this cream cheese frosting. Beat the cream cheese, and butter until fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar beating it until it's fluffy. Spread on bars and top half of the pan with chopped nuts.(optional)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This has become a real treat in our house. It is not as heavy as banana bread or cake.




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