Liz's Banana Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Liz's Banana Bars Recipe
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Liz's Banana Bars

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"These banana bars are sweet and moist. They are a favorite among my friends and family. I recommend eating them when they are still warm or letting them sit in the fridge to cool for a few hours. Enjoy! You can substitute butter in even amounts for the margarine."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch dish Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine the milk and lemon juice in a small bowl; allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. This will effectively 'sour' the milk.
  3. Stir the 1/2 cup margarine, the white sugar, eggs, salt, and flour together in a bowl. Add the soured milk and mashed bananas and mix thoroughly; spread into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown very slightly, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before frosting.
  5. Prepare the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and 1/3 cup margarine in a bowl using an electric mixer. Spread evenly over the cooled bars before cutting into 20 even-sized pieces. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 02, 2010

These were yummy and moist and sweet.My family really enjoyed these. It is a great 2 banana recipe. I used butter and fresh lemon juice also. Thanks for sharing your recipe Liz!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 05, 2010

Is baking soda missing from the recipe? Just took out of the oven and they look kind of heavy and dense.

 

9 Ratings

Jul 26, 2010

Did not turn out well at all. Bland - seemed to be missing ingredients and did not bake up well. I added vanilla to the frosting and it was better then. Would not make again.

 
Jun 01, 2010

These were o.k. But not really what I was looking for.

 
May 25, 2011

This was amazing- I was very impressed with the moist taste and the cream cheese frosting was a great addition. I always have extra bananas with no idea how to use them and with this recipe, I have found a great use for them.

 
Jun 01, 2010

was pretty good topping has a weird taste

 
Apr 11, 2013

I just made this. I added 1 tsp Vanilla & 1/2 tsp baking powder. I didn't bother with the frosting, but I found that the cake/bars didn't need the extra sweetness. I drizzled melted hazelnut chocolate over pieces for my husband when I served him some.

 
Mar 18, 2013

I made exactly per the recipe except I added 1/2 t baking soda. I can't imagine baking a sweet treat with either baking soda or powder. I think the end product would have benefited from vanilla extract. I think they are good but not especially flavorful and I used really ripe bananas. Thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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