Preserved Banana Bars

Recipe Rating:
 26 Ratings
Cooking Method: Bake


1/2 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
10 oz apricot preserves
2 eggs,beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c bananas, mashed
1/2 c nuts

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Robbie White Recipe
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DeFuniak Springs, FL (pop. 66,141)
Member Since Apr 2010
Robbie's notes for this recipe:
I still find lots of my time is spent making cookies. You may be shocked to find out how many “Cookie Monsters” there are!
This is a recipe I find I used quite a bit and still do.
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So moist and delicious!  This recipe would be terrific for served for breakfast, afternoon tea or anytime you want a great tasting snack.


Cream together butter and brown sugar.
Add preserves,beaten eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl and add to the creamed mixture. Add the mashed bananas and stir well. Then add the nuts and stir well.
Pour into a greased and floured 13”x9” pan.
Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes.

Cool, cut into bars and enjoy!
I sometimes glazed them with a vanilla frosting, drizzled after cooling.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 8, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 8, 2012
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Aug 9, 2012
Woo Hooo! Congratulations Robbie, on your first blue ribbon!
user Lori-Jo Wahl coolnana - Aug 16, 2012
My favorite - apricot & bananas...saved it, thanks for sharing!
user Natalie Loop KitchenLooper - Sep 8, 2012
We changed up since we didn't have apricot preserves added strawberry and added a handful of choc chips. Hubby tried and loves them. Taking them to potluck today. So very moist thanks for sharing a great fall or anytime of year recipe. We skipped the frosting since we added choc chips to the batter. Yum!

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