Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect way to use leftover bananas!
When you find a couple of ripe bananas on your counter what is the first thing you think of ? Most likely – it’s banana bread! Well, next time you find a couple of ripe bananas give this recipe for banana bars a try – they are so yummy!
How to Make Banana Bars
The recipe uses a big jelly roll pan so there is plenty to share and it makes a good “potluck” dessert since it makes so much My friend Jane Densley shared this recipe with me and it has become a family favorite.
- Cream together sugar, butter and eggs and adding in sour cream and vanilla.
- Mix together your dry ingredients and add into wet ingredients..
- Add in your mashed bananas, I mash mine in the food processor but if you like chunks of banana in yours just mash them with the bottom of a fork.
- Spread into the jelly roll pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow cake to cool.
- Mix together cream cheese frosting and frost cake.
My favorite part is the cream cheese frosting on top. Even people who don’t like bananas (that would be me) will love these banana bars.
They are moist and full of yummy banana flavor and the cream cheese frosting is amazing.
So if you have any leftover banana bars be sure and refrigerate them so the cream cheese doesn’t go bad.
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Banana Bars Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 bananas ripe and mashed, enough to make 1 cup
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter soft
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Cream: sugar, butter, eggs
- Add: sour cream, vanilla
- Combine and add dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt
- Stir in ripe mashed bananas (enough to make 1 cup).
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes in jelly roll pan
- Mix all ingredients together. Spread over cooled banana bars
Originally posted on December 2, 2007