Thursday, February 7, 2013

recipe: banana bars with brown sugar cream cheese frosting

Banana Bars
½ cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1½ cups mashed, ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt

Directions to make banana bars…
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, bananas, and vanilla.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda & salt.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. (I cut the recipe in half & used an 8 x 11.5 pan) 
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Allow the bars to cool completely, before you frost them. 

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 stick butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 cups powdered sugar

Directions to make the frosting…
Mix the butter, cream cheese & vanilla in a large mixing bowl, until fluffy and well-combined.
Mix in the brown sugar & cinnamon.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, until it becomes the right consistency & it is smooth.
Add a little bit of milk, if frosting gets too thick.


  1. mmmmm mmmmm!!! those look so yummy!

  2. Yummmm! My mouth is watering over that frosting! Thanks for the recipe, girl!

  3. Oh, yum! I think I have all of these ingredients. :)

  4. Um, yes! This looks heavenly. And that frosting sounds amazing!