Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Glaze

Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Glaze from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner

Ingredients:

For the bars:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel bits

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Procedure:

For the bars:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 15x10-inch cookie sheet.

2. In a bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract, mashed bananas and egg until well combined. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and caramel bits. 

3. Spread batter into prepared cookie sheet.Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.

For the cream cheese glaze:

In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat well to combine. Add milk and continue beating until smooth. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe over bars.

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