Banana Bars

Banana Bars - Banana Dessert Recipes

Banana bars are a great snack to have on hand for the kids. They’re quick, easy and healthy. The best part is that they taste delicious! So try this recipe out today!

prep: 15 mins cook: 20 mins additional: 10 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 1 – 9×13 inch pan

Ingredients:

½ cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup white sugar

½ cup shortening

1 very ripe banana, mashed

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup milk

½ ripe banana

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in 1 banana, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let bars cool in the pan on a wire rack.

To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 banana, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice using an electric mixer. Beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars and then cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 172 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 7g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 132.4mg.

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