Friday, March 12, 2010

Black Bottomed Banana Bars

I'm in banana heaven!  Ok, so I broke the no baking thing I had going on, but not to worry, these are leaving the house tomorrow.  Don't you love the alliteration?  These bars are heavenly and really, the easiest things ever to make..hope you enjoy!

Black Bottomed Banana Bars
Recipe from Taste of Home

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 -1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and vanilla;beat until thorougly combined.  Blend in the bananas.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide batter in half.  Add cocoa to half; spread into a greased 8x8 in baking pan.  Spoon remaining batter on top.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool.  Scarf.

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