Liz's Banana Bars

Liz's Banana Bars

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"These banana bars are sweet and moist. They are a favorite among my friends and family. I recommend eating them when they are still warm or letting them sit in the fridge to cool for a few hours. Enjoy! You can substitute butter in even amounts for the margarine."

Ingredients

1 h servings 283 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine the milk and lemon juice in a small bowl; allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. This will effectively 'sour' the milk.
  3. Stir the 1/2 cup margarine, the white sugar, eggs, salt, and flour together in a bowl. Add the soured milk and mashed bananas and mix thoroughly; spread into the bottom of the prepared dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown very slightly, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before frosting.
  5. Prepare the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and 1/3 cup margarine in a bowl using an electric mixer. Spread evenly over the cooled bars before cutting into 20 even-sized pieces. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
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Is baking soda missing from the recipe? Just took out of the oven and they look kind of heavy and dense.

Did not turn out well at all. Bland - seemed to be missing ingredients and did not bake up well. I added vanilla to the frosting and it was better then. Would not make again.

These were yummy and moist and sweet.My family really enjoyed these. It is a great 2 banana recipe. I used butter and fresh lemon juice also. Thanks for sharing your recipe Liz!

These were o.k. But not really what I was looking for.

This was amazing- I was very impressed with the moist taste and the cream cheese frosting was a great addition. I always have extra bananas with no idea how to use them and with this recipe, I h...

was pretty good topping has a weird taste

I just made this. I added 1 tsp Vanilla & 1/2 tsp baking powder. I didn't bother with the frosting, but I found that the cake/bars didn't need the extra sweetness. I drizzled melted hazelnut cho...

This recipe worked great! I followed other users advice and added 1/2 tsp. of baking soda. It came out more like a cake than bars, but that was OK. I did not have all the ingredients for the fro...

I made exactly per the recipe except I added 1/2 t baking soda. I can't imagine baking a sweet treat with either baking soda or powder. I think the end product would have benefited from vanill...