Bananas Foster Bars

Tamica King-Hendrix

By
@JuIcYy32

I haven't tried this recipe as of yet,but I thought it sounded delicious.I found it on About.com and wanted to share.I will be making these for my dessert party next month.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
softened butter
1 c
dark brown sugar (packed)
1
egg
1 Tbsp
dark rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
1 c
flour
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
bananas (diced)
1/2 c
pecans or walnuts (chopped)

FROSTING

2 Tbsp
unsalted butter room temperature
4 oz
cream cheese softened
1/4 c
light brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp
rum or pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 to 2 c
confctioners sugar (sifted)
pecan halves for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Make the Bars:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter and flour 9-inch square pan (see Note).
2In large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and rum. Mix to combine.
3In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture. Mix in bananas and pecans, then stir to incorporate.
4Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
5Make the Frosting:
In large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, sugar, and extract with an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy. Add cinnamon and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar; blend until smooth (careful; over mixing will cause separation). Add additional confectioners’ sugar to create desired consistency.

Spread frosting immediately over cooled bar cookies. Cover and store bars in refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, cut bars into 2-inch squares. If desired, top each square with a pecan half.
6Yield: 16 (2-inch) bars

Note: For a thicker bar, use an 8-inch square pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Hashtags: #banana, #bars, #simple