Choco-Banana Bars

by Merissa on May 11, 2012

in Recipes

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I pinned a recipe a couple weeks ago that I was dying to try for Banana Bars. When I discovered this morning my bananas on the counter top were turning overripe I thought, "Today is my lucky day! It's time for Banana Bars!" Here's the recipe!

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Mix together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and banana. Then add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Put half of the mixture into a separate bowl and add the cocoa. Grease the bottom of a 9x13 or smaller bar pan and pour the cocoa mixture in. Put the rest of the mixture on top of that. Sprinkle with chocolate chips(I did less than 1 c.) Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean. I'm going to cut these up and store them in the freezer for snacks!

Recipe from Tammy's Recipes and linked to Tasty Tuesday

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1 Jaimie Adams May 11, 2012 at 10:26 am

Yum! :)

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2 CKay May 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

Two things I would do different is only use half the sugar and use part or all wheat flour to take away from of the guilt of eating a yummy dessert!

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3 Erin February 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I made these last weekend and they lasted about an hour. So good!!!
Thank you for the recipe!

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4 Shy February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Thanks for posting! I made these today because I just so happened to have four overripe bananas. Mine came out of the oven like a thick, fluffy cake! Not even close to bar consistency so I’m not sure what I did wrong, but it was delicious, and it is going in my recipe box :)

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5 Rose September 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Mine came out like cake too! I did use wheat flour, but I didnt think that would make a difference. Maybe someone can let us know what happened! They are delicious though.

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6 Amy @ A Little Nosh February 2, 2014 at 6:10 am

I would think the baking powder would contribute to that issue.

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7 kerry February 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

They are in the oven as I type. I’m happy to have an alternative to banana bread when my banana’s get over ripe!

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8 Debbie April 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Thanks so much for the great recipes!

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9 Nancy April 6, 2014 at 1:42 am

can I use oil instead of butter ? We live in a part of Asia where butter is VERY expensive. If so, same amount of oil- or less ?

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10 Merissa April 6, 2014 at 7:45 am

You should be able to. I would use the same amount.

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11 Erlene June 10, 2014 at 12:06 am

Pinned. Will have to give this a try. I usually use ripe bananas in pancakes or bread, but having bars would be a nice change.

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12 jdigi82 June 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

simple and yummy, those are my favorite recipes!! posting for all my friends to see :) xo, jess

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13 Goldi June 10, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I love the addition of a banana! Why didn’t I think of this before? My son will love this! I like finding ways to sneak in some good vitamins!
Thanks for sharing!

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14 Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books June 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

These sound delicious! Visiting from the”Wow Me Wednesday” linky party. =)

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15 Nici June 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Those Choco-Banana Bars sound amazing! We love the chocolate and banana combo here. I’m not even allowed to make banana bread unless it has chocolate chips in it ;-) I’d love for you to link this recipe up to my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance!
Blessings,
Nici

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16 Linda Warren June 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Just what I needed! Something to do with all the ripe bananas from my tree. I have made banana bread with chocolate chips but I like the change up to bars with some added cocoa. Thanks for sharing on The Wednesday Roundup.

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17 Lauren @ Create Bake Make June 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I love the combination of banana and chocolate chips, thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

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18 Tammy June 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I love the addition of the banana in these! They look so decadent and moist. Wishing I had one now~

Stopping by from Showcase Your Talent Thurs.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

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19 Beverly June 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Wow, these sound yummy! Bananas and chocolate chips, it doesn’t get better than that. Great combo.
Bev

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20 Becca Niederkrom June 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I can already taste these. What I love about this combo is that its great for breakfast, lunch or dinner =)

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21 Jen June 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

Yum!! These looks amazing, I pinned the recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

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22 Danita @O Taste And See June 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday! I’m featuring your recipe this week and can’t wait to see what you have for us this week.

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23 Laura@Baking in Pyjamas June 22, 2014 at 7:50 am

Those bars look delicious! Pinned. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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