Okay, I know I’m guilty of saying this before, but this recipe is to die for! Not only are these banana bars delicious on their own, but the frosting, which I could eat by itself that’s how yummy it is, is seriously AMAZING! It’s better than any frosting I’ve ever tasted. And that’s including the very expensive birthday cake we purchased for Alivia’s 3rd birthday this past August which was also extremely delicious and, did I mention, from a very renowned bakery?
Yes, it’s another Taste of Home recipe, but this time from an old June/July 2000 copy thanks to my mom. She raved about these bars while digging it out from her bin full of archived recipes. Sure enough, it was tagged with a blue post-it note. When I opened the magazine and saw the image, that was it; I was sold!
FROSTED BANANA BAR RECIPE
(click here for the printable version)
Makes: 3-4 dozen
1/2 cup butter or margarine (salted or unsalted), softened
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup (8 oz.) of sour cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 medium ripe bananas (about 1 cup), mashed
1 package (8 oz.) of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of butter or margarine (salted or unsalted), softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups of confectioners' sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in bananas. Spread into a greased 15 in. x 10 in. x 1 in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in refrigerator.
That’s it folks! Let me know if you try the recipe; I’d love to hear how they came out!
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