Recipe by Tammy
"I got this recipe form my mother-in-law. Bananas, crushed pineapple and maraschino cherries are all baked into a cake. A light, buttery frosting is applied, and the cake is cut into bars for snacking."
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1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, with juice
very ripe bananas, mashed
maraschino cherries, halved
I tried making this recipe in cupcake form instead, and it turned out great! Just grease and flour the muffin tins, and only bake it for 15 min. at the same temp. It makes 24 cupcakes, but make sure you ice them once they've cooled, or else they get REALLY messy!
The recipe took longer to cook about 45-50 min & was not good! Too sweet & doughy. Very disappointed.
MMMmmmm!!! These were the most delicious banana bars! I followed the directions and ingredients for the batter to a "T". The bars rose up a bit while baking and smelled like "bananas" in my house. They were done in 35 minutes. The bars had a light brown color with flecks of maraschino cherries baked in. I set the bars aside to cool while I made the frosting. Instead of vanilla extract I replaced it with banana extract for more banana flavor. I added the confectioner's sugar, to taste, and the milk, to desired consistency. After I frosted the bars I sprinkled some finely chopped walnuts. The bars were moist, flavorful and just banana-y good! The bars look and taste more like a light and airy banana cake (not bread). The banana flavor is pronounced in the bars complemented by the sweet maraschino cherries. I couldn't taste the pineapples and forgot it was even in there. The frosting is light, buttery with a banana-y flavor. It is sweet without it being overly sweet. I found the directions, baking time and servings all spot on! I think the next time I bake these I will add a little more cherries. This was an absolute joy to bake and eat.
These are incredible banana bars. I took these to the teachers' lounge at school and had several requests for the recipe. They are very moist, and all of the flavors work so well together. I topped my piece (I always try to sneak one piece) with hot fudge sauce, and it was wonderful. One of the best banana recipes I've tried!
These are terrific! I only made the cake and we ate it without frosting and they didn't need it. I did double the cherries and next time i'm going to add 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Pretty good. I added 1 cup of chocolate chips. I couldn't taste the pineapple that much and I wish I had doubled the cherries. I like the frosting and enjoyed these bars in general.
Was good, would maybe use a different frosting next time though!
Sooo Good!!! Had to use a cup of fresh pineapple no juice..didn't need it. Next time I'll use more cherries. Made with cream cheese frosting. Thank you for this recipe!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Banana Split Bars
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
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