Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cooking Thursday

When bananas start to get brown around here, I throw them in the freezer.  When I get a few, I usually make banana bread, but sometimes I make these wonderful banana bars.  They have cream cheese frosting and you can't go wrong with that!

Frosted Banana Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-4 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Add salt, baking soda and flour to creamed mixture, then stir in bananas.
Spread into greased 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool.

For frosting - in large bowl beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar to reach the right consistency and frost cooled bars.
Store in refrigerator.


Sandi said...


Betsy Brock said...

Yum! I want one right now for breakfast!

Simply Linda said...


Sally said...

Those look especially good! And, you answered a question I've wondered about, that bananas can go in the freezer!

Thank you for the recipe, Mari. You always post some really good ones.


Dianna said...

Yummy! Those look SO good, Mari. Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

I have wanted a good banana bread recipe - thx! Hope you have a nice day. said...

This is a keeper and want to make it soon. Thanks.

Kerin said...

One of my favorite treats.
Around here, we call these ~ "Monkey Bars".
They are really delicious.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a great rest of your week.


Terri D said...

These sound great! Thanks for always giving us such yummy things to try!

Henny Penny said...

These look delicious!! I just made banana nut bread to use up the three bananas that were getting too ripe. I will try your recipe next time. Thank you.

Patsy said...

We do the same, banana bread is always a winner.

Michelle said...

Looks good! I might have to try this recipe!

Karen said...

Oh, this looks so good! A nice change from banana bread.

Cherdecor said...

I was wishing that this recipe took cake flour because I can eat cake flour. I don't know how to substitute if that is possible.

Saleslady371 said...

Saved...thank you!

Laura said...

I forgot about those bars! Yum!