banana rum bars, with cinnamon-rum frosting

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By ali Bresnahan
from Kihei, HI

Bananas? Rum? Yum! another BH&G recipe, great for the holidays.

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serves makes 36 bars
prep time 35 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For banana rum bars, with cinnamon-rum frosting

  • FOR CRUST:
  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • FOR FILLING:
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    mashed bananas
  • 1 Tbsp
    rum
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2 c
    flour
  • FOR CINNAMON-RUM FROSTING:
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (3-oz), softened
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • rum (just enough to make spreadable)

How To Make banana rum bars, with cinnamon-rum frosting

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. For crust: in a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat until well combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in the flour, cinnamon, and salt. Press crust mixture evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13" baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • 2
    For Filling: in another large bowl, beat butter on med. to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs, bananas, rum, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Beat in the flour. Spread filling over cooled crust in pan.
  • 3
    Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Frost uncut bars with Cinnamon Rum Frosting. Cut into bars.
  • 4
    CINNAMON RUM FROSTING: In a large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat until combined and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and cinnamon. Beat in vanilla and enough rum to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

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