09/05/10 I have made these bars numerous times since my initial review a year and a half ago and when I wrote the review I had made them several times. Going over some of the reviews since my initial comments, I wanted to state that I also was not crazy about these bars when I first made them. I started using Ghiradelli ground chocolate instead of the unsweetened cocoa powder. I think it really, really improves the taste and texture. I also add nuts (either walnuts or pecans) to the batter or sprinkled on top and pressed in. The Ghiradelli product is sweetened so it does end up sweeter than the original recipe, but didn't think it was too sweet. It is more cakey than brownie, but I think in a good way. Using the Ghiradelli makes it richer too and I'm glad I tried the recipe again. The Chocolate Icing recipe from this site is also great and I use the Ghiradelli in that, as well. 03/22/09 Great way to use ripe bananas without going to the tried and true Banana Bread. I always like a marbled cake or cookie and this turned out great. I did find a recipe on Allrecipes called Chocolate Icing that I revised somewhat to frost the bars.
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09/05/10 I have made these bars numerous times since my initial review a year and a half ago...