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Banana Bread Bars

This recipe is one I got off of Pinterest, thanks to  PinCookie.com .  If you like banana you will love these, and even if you don’t you probably will love these.  I made them a while ago and then my sister brought some over recently and reminded me how good they are.  These are dangerous in my house, I really have no self-control when they are around.  The first time I made them I put them on the counter.  I swear every time I walked by I would take just another tiny piece, before I knew it half the pan was gone.  I quickly packaged up the remaining bit and passed them out to family and friends.  These are a must try!!!!

This recipe is the same as on PinCookie.com, when I made them I cut the frosting recipe in half it was a little too much for me.  Do as you wish, but I would recommend starting with half and if you want more make a second batch and add that on top.

Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting:

  • 1-1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Brown Butter Frosting:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Heat oven to 375F. Grease and flour 15×10-inch jelly roll pan. For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla extract.

Add flour, baking soda, salt, and blend for 1 minute. Stir in walnuts.

Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.

Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting). Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm).


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