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Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tanja Watts
Added: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
/2 cup butter or marg.- softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 med. ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) I add 3 bananas
FROSTING
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese - (I substitute Neufchatel cheese, lower fat content & tastes the same)
1/2 cup butter or marg. softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3 3/4 to 4 cups confectioner's sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter, sugar. Add eggs, sour cream & vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda & salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas. Spread in greased 15-in. X 10 - in.X 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in refrigerator.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3-4 doz.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make these bars when I have ripe bananas. They're moist and freeze well for later use. My kids love them!

 

 

 

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