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chunky monkey nutty banana bars noreen's

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Nor Mac
The Berkshire’s, MA

Sweet and full of banana flavor! Great with coffee. Warm right out of the oven. Taste great warm or cold. Simply delicious!! Enjoy!!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 16-24
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chunky monkey nutty banana bars noreen's

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 2
  • 4
    ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans,or walnut's 1 cup of toasted pecans
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 c
    confection sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    toasted whole pecans for garnish

How To Make chunky monkey nutty banana bars noreen's

  • 1
    Toasted pecans in oven on a baking sheet until toasted about 10 minutes. Heat oven 375 degrees. Line 10x15 jelly roll pan or 13x9 pan with parchment paper. or butter the pans. I use parchment paper.If you use 9x13 pan the bars will be thicker like cake.
  • 2
    Blend the sugar,sour cream,cream cheese,and eggs together until smooth.
  • 3
    blend in bananas,and vanilla until incorporated.
  • 4
    add flour,baking soda,salt with spoon. Mix well!!! add pecans and stir until blended.
  • 5
    put in to pan and bake for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees or until pick comes out clean.
  • 6
    Time to make your frosting. You can frost cake while warm. It actually works better. If frosting is thick add a bit more milk to it,
  • 7
    melt butter in sauce pan until golden brown.remove from heat. add confection sugar,vanilla and milk and stir until blended well. If frosting is thick add more milk until you get a smooth frosting.
  • 8
    now frost cake while it is warm.if you use the 9x13 pan for the cake use less of the frosting. cool and cut in to bars. I eat one while warm! LOL Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.