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Banana Bars with Toasted Pecan Frosting

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Makes: 40 servings Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Category: Cookies Sub Category: Bars

what you need
  • Bar Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 package (3-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
make it
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, sour cream and eggs in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining bar ingredients. Beat until well mixed.

Spread batter into greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just starts to turn golden (5 to 6 minutes). (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Remove from heat. Cool completely.

Combine browned butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Frost cooled bars. Sprinkle with pecans.
Notes
My husband loves banana.......banana cake, banana bars, banana bread, muffins, cookies, etc. This recipe is very moist.
Average Rating  (1)
Rated  by Mends6 on 3/26/2009 this was a great recipe!! very yummy!
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