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Monkey bars are moist snacking cakes that might remind you of banana bread.

Recipe by Cooking Light October 2001

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

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Yield:
16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Combine the raisins and rum in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute, and set aside. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 3 ingredients (flour through salt) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

  • Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add banana and next 3 ingredients (banana through egg whites), beating well. Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in raisin mixture and walnuts.

  • Spread the batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool the bars completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; calories from fat 31%; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fiber 0.9g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 136mg; calcium 27mg.
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