August: Potlucks!

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Frosted Banana Bars

Hi girls! I tried a new recipe yesterday that turned out great. It says it's a bar recipe, but I think it's more like a really moist cake. And the frosting is to die for. I don't think I'll ever use over-ripe bananas for banana bread again!

1/2 cup butter
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 medium bananas or 3 small bananas

1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. orange extract (optional--I added it to hide the cream cheese flavor from hubby)
2-4 cups powdered sugar (enough to make the desired consistency)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry and add to wet. Stir in mashed bananas. Pour into 15x10 greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. *I think I used the wrong sized pan. It took about twice the baking time and they weren't as thin as the original picture I saw. But they still tasted GREAT.

Cream together the frosting ingredients and spread on cooled bars. Store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

Tessa said...

Yum! I made these and they were good.