Sour Cream Banana Bars

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

This cake like cookie bar makes a great dessert, so moist and the browned butter frosting is delectable.


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Serves:

4 dozen bars

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
1/2 fl
butter, softened
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
mashed banana, (about 3 large)
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
pecans, in pieces (optional)

BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING

1/2 c
butter (no substitution)
4 c
powdered sugar
6 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan.
2
Mix sugar, sour cream, butter and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping sides occasionally for 1 minute.
3
Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed for 30 seconds.
4
Add flour, salt and baking soda on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally for 1 minute. Stir in nuts if using. (I like to add them to the top after frosting bars)
5
Spread batter into pan. Bake until a light brown color, 20-25 minutes.
6
Cool and frost with Browned Butter Frosting. Cut into bars, about 2x1 1/2 inches.
7
BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING:
Heat butter over medium hear until delicate brown. Remove pan from heat and mix in powdered sugar and milk until smooth and of spreading consistency.
8
Butter is the only option for this frosting. Margarine will not give it the depth of flavor that browned butter imparts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies