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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

♥ Banana Nut Bars ♥

•1 cup butter, cubed
•1/2 cup water
•1-1/2 cups sugar
•1/2 cup packed brown sugar
•1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
•1/2 cup buttermilk
•2 eggs
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

•1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

•In a small saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sugars, bananas, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla until blended. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to sugar mixture. Beat in butter mixture until blended. Stir in nuts.

• Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

• For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 3 dozen.

~~Country Woman May/June 2003~~

1 comment:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

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