Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Frosted Banana Bars for the 4th!
Today I'm not making the typical red, white and blue recipe that you'll find on most blogs as we get ready to celebrate the fourth. However, one could easily make this recipe red, white and blue by simply adding some sprinkles.

     As I get ready to go camping I couldn't help but notice that I've got some very ripe bananas that I needed to do something with. I thought that since my son and his girl are going to the cabin I would make a pan of banana bars for them to take with. Of course I'll jazz them up a bit and add some very colorful sprinkles so they look a little more festive for the fourth.

     I've posted this recipe before on my blog, but it is truly one of my families favorites and I thought why not put a slight twist on it to make it appropriate for the upcoming holiday. Now don't worry that no one will eat these treats, they are super moist and delicious and of course once you add the red, white and blue sprinkles who can resist.

   Enjoy and have a Happy 4th of July!

Frosted Banana Bars

1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 C (8oz) sour cream
1 t vanilla extract
2 C all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)

1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
2 t vanilla extract
3-3/4 to 4 C confectioners sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in banana. Spread into a greased 15-in X 10-in X 1-in baking pan or 2 9-in X 13-in baking pans. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-4 dozen

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