Frosted Banana Bars

There are few things that get rave reviews as effortlessly and with such consistency as my mom’s frosted banana bars.  From baby showers to BBQ’s, everywhere she brings them the plate is whipped clean instantaneously and the recipe request pour in.  In addition to the lock on delicious-ness that they hold, frosted banana bars are also something of a mythological tale within our family after my mom brought them to a t-ball tournament my brother was playing in years ago.  Upon trying one herself, a close family friend suggested that her generally “selective” son give one a try because at least he’d be eating some fruit!   With that, a legend was born and frosted banana bars became an infamous source of fruit.  Give em a try and make sure you get the proper pan size – it’s critical to their texture and consistency.  Enjoy!  I know I did this weekend when mom brought them out to that same family friend’s amazing home on the Puget Sound.  I mean, I’ll just leave this here…

Frosted Banana Bars
A delicious way to get some fruit!
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  1. 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (~3 medium)
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. pinch salt
  9. 1 can cream cheese frosting
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs, bananas, and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to creamed mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 15-inch x 10-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  6. Cool and frost with can of frosting.
  1. Remember, pan size is important! 🙂
Mr & Mrs Miller

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