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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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I am going BANANAS over this Banana Bars Recipe! This recipe is for sure going to be the talk of any occasion you make them for. These Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are so soft and chewy with a delicious banana flavor.

The dessert on a white serving plate.

Banana Bars

These Banana Cake Bars are so good! You only need a simple set of ingredients to make these bars and they will just melt in your mouth. You can make these for parties or even add to a dessert buffet. Other great recipes you can make are these amazing Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin Tops or The Best Banana Pudding Recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Butter– Use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Brown Sugar– Use this to add richness to the recipe.
  • Vanilla– Use pure extract for the best flavoring.
  • Eggs– Use these at room temperature.
  • Flour– Use all-purpose flour for the best results.
  • Salt– Use this to bring out the flavors in the recipe.
  • Bananas– These will need to be mashed for the recipe.
  • Powdered Sugar– This is great for homemade icing or frosting.
  • Caramel– Use this to add on top of the cake bars.
  • Milk– You will need whole milk for this recipe.

How to Make Banana Bars

  1. Mix the butter and the sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla until combined.
  2. Whisk in the flour and salt.
  3. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  4. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for 45 minutes..
The cooked batter in a baking dish.

How To Make Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mix all of the ingredients except for the powdered sugar until fluffy.
  2. Then beat in sugar gradually.
  3. Frost Bars.
Banana Bars on a serving plate.

How Do You Get Bananas To Ripen Quickly?

To ripen your bananas fast, you will need a paper bag. Place the bananas you’re using into a paper bag to quicken the process. If you need an even faster way to ripen your bananas, add 1 or 2 apples into the paper bag.

Can You Freeze Bananas?

Bananas can be placed in the freezer. Freezing bananas will allow them to be kept for longer. Frozen bananas are great for smoothies, baking banana bread, and more.

The dessert on a wooden board.

More Banana Recipes:

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Published By Jill
I am going BANANAS over this Banana Bars Recipe! This recipe is for sure going to be the talk of any occasion you make them for. These Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are so soft and chewy with a delicious banana flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bars

Ingredients
  

Banana Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
  • Set to the side.
  • In a large bowl of a standing mixer, on medium speed, add the butter and
  • brown sugar and mix until creamy.
  • Reduce the speed to low speed, and add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Begin to add the eggs one at a time, continue to mix on low until well
  • combined.
  • In a medium-sized bowl add your flour and salt.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, slowly, mix until well combined.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and fold in the bananas.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan, make sure to have the batter evenly
  • throughout the whole baking pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency.
  • Frost bars and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional). Store in the refrigerator.
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