Banana Bars (w/Chocolate Chips & Walnuts)

Banana Bars (w/Chocolate Chips & Walnuts)

Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts @ fit, fun & delish!

Who doesn’t like bananas? I mean, anything tastes better once you throw in some bananas right? Mr. Delish is one of those weirdos few people who don’t like bananas. Well, at least not plain bananas that is, since he didn’t have any problem eating these yummy bars!

I really shouldn’t pick on my hubby since I’m pretty much the same way with cherries. I LOVE to eat fresh cherries but I don’t like cherry pie, candy, ice cream, yogurt or any cherry drinks.

These bars are moist and sweet with a texture between banana bread & cake. They’re perfect!

Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts @ fit, fun & delish!
Banana Bars (w/Chocolate Chips & Walnuts)
 
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Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • Banana Bars
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chip
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, bananas & vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the flour mix into the creamed mixture and continue beating on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  6. Cool in pan for about 20 minutes.
  7. For the frosting cream butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat well. If you want it thicker add a littler more confectioners’ sugar. Spread over bars.
  8. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency.
  9. Frost bars and top with the chopped walnuts. Store in the refrigerator.

Banana Bars with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts @ fit, fun & delish!

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