Frosted Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium or 2 large)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1 cup of dark (or milk) chocolate chips


Frosting:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan and set aside.


In a bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Combine the flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl. Then add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix until well combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.


Pour into greased pan and smooth out to cover entire pan.


Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bars are golden and test done with a toothpick.


Cool completely.


Make the frosting by creaming the butter and cream cheese. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars.


recipe printed from Just Another Day in Paradise: http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com

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