Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Frosted Banana Bars

My sister, Karen, had made these when I was back in Wisconsin in Jan. My dad could not stay out of them, so I knew I would have to make these for my family back here. I made them for treats to take to Financial Peace University. They were very well received. I LOVE that this recipe makes a whole jelly roll pan and feeds many!  I used the frosting recipe below, rather than from a can.
Frosted Banana Bar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting*****

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

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