Banana Bars Recipe

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This moist, tasty bar is sure to be a hit topped with thick creamy frosting. Banana bars seem to be a favorite but there are many banana bread recipes and banana dessert recipes that are equally as delicious. Try our Banana Cream Pie for another great banana recipe.
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  • BARS:
  • 1/2 cup margarine - softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine - softened
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese - softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Container: 15
45 mins
25 mins
1.25 hrs
  • Lightly grease a 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan and set aside.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, bananas and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat mixture just enough to combine all ingredients evenly.
  • Pour into the greased 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan, spread evenly and place in an oven preheated to 350° F.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool bars before frosting.


  • Cream margarine and cream cheese.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla. A little more powdered sugar can be added if a firmer frosting is desired.
  • Spread frosting evenly over the cooled bars.
  • Cut the bars into squares.
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"Easy, Quick, and Delicious"
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"These were very easy to make and turned out nice and moist. One of my favorite cream cheese frosting recipes to date."
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