Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bananas Foster Cookie Bar

I made these for a get together/fund raiser. I had very ripe bananas. Make sure to bake this until the bars are firm. They need to be stored in the refrigerator. They were quite tasty.

Bananas Foster Cookie Bar


 Crumb Layer:

1 stick of butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 tsp rum extract

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 cup flour

¼ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

 

Banana Layer:

3 very ripe bananas

2 tsp  vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

¾ cup brown sugar

4 TBSP butter

In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar and add the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Pour all but ¼ of the batter evenly into a greased 9 inch square pan, bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Over low heat, melt butter, sugar and cinnamon stirring until almost dissolved. Add in the bananas and vanilla, sauté for another 3-5 minutes until all the sugar has been dissolved. Mash the bananas with a potato masher and spread evenly over the cooled cookie bars. Top with the remaining dough by crumbling it over the banana filling. Bake at 350 for an additional 10 minutes until the top is nice and slightly golden brown. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 day before cutting into 2 inch squares.

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