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.


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the Bars:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly butter and flour 9-inch square pan (see Note).
2
In large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and rum. Mix to combine.
3
In 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.
4
Pour 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.
5
Make 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.
6
Yield: 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