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FROSTED BANANA BARS

FROSTED BANANA BARS

  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

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Preparation

Ingredients

•3 tablespoons butter, softened

•1-1/2 cups sugar

•2 eggs

•1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)

•1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•2 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon baking soda

•Dash salt

•FROSTING:

•1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

•1/3 cup butter, softened

•3 cups confectioners' sugar

•2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

•In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2

minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in the bananas, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour,

baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture just until blended.

•Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking

spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick

inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire

rack.

•For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until

© Taste of Home 2012

2 of 2

Makeover Frosted Banana Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Frost bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 bar equals 149 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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