Banana Rum Bars, with Cinnamon-Rum Frosting

Banana Rum Bars, With Cinnamon-rum Frosting

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ali Bresnahan


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 36 bars
35 Min
55 Min



  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3
  • 1 1/2 c
    mashed bananas
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c

  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (3-oz), softened
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • ·
    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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