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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed very ripe (brown) bananas about 3-4 medium bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

cream cheese frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 15x10x1 inch pan.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Next add mashed bananas and mix well.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • To make the frosting, melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Once melted continue to boil until butter turns from a light yellow to a dark golden yellow. (This works best in a light-colored sauce pan so you can gauge the color of the butter)
  • In a large bowl cream together the browned butter and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in vanilla and salt. Gradually mix in powdered sugar until completely incorporated and frosting is smooth.
  • Spread frosting over cooled bars. Cut and serve OR cover and store at room temperature up to three days.