Don't Throw Away Those Over-ripened Bananas- Make Banana Bars, Delish!!
Oh darn it, those bananas you bought the other day are now too ripe to eat. What should you do, throw them away? NO! I have a better idea. Why not make a delicious snack bar? These tasty treats are sure to satisfy a hungry kid after school as well as treat an office full of co-workers. You don’t have time you say? No worries, these gems take about 10 minutes to prepare and they are only in the oven for 20 minutes.
So, you have nothing to lose, why not give them a try!
Here’s what you will need:
1 ½ cups margarine
1 ½ white sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cups of flour
1 tsp. salt
16 ounces cream cheese
1 cup ripened bananas
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups of sifted powdered sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
350 degree oven
In a bowl combine:
½ cup margarine
1 ½ cups of white sugar
1 cup of sour cream ( I use light)
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 cup of mashed up, ripe bananas
Stir these ingredients together until you have a nice batter.
Combine: 2 cups of flour and 1 tsp of salt pour into batter and stir. If you have mini chocolate chips or regular chocolate chips pour one cup in.
Lightly grease a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan and pour the mixture into the pan. Spread the batter out evenly and place into a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. *Let stand for at least 30 minutes prior to frosting.
Frosting: Take 16 ounces of cream cheese and 1 cup of margarine and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Mix together until blended well, then, pour in two cups of sifted powdered sugar. Stir together and you should have a thick and creamy frosting.
For an added touch, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir until you have a smooth, thin frosting, drizzle or drop into patches of chocolate topping. Add chopped pecans or walnuts. Waa-Laa!
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