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Banana Bars with Butter Icing

Published: Friday, September 14, 2018


1 c. sugar

¾ c. butter, softened

½ c. brown sugar, packed

½ c. sour cream (not low-fat)

2 eggs

1 c. ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1 c. chopped pecans


¾ c. butter

4 Tbsp. shortening

3½ c. powdered sugar, sifted

½ tsp. lemon powder (from Bakers) or fresh lemon zest

1 tsp. vanilla

1 to 2 tsp. orange marmalade (optional)

Heat oven to 350°. Combine sugar, butter and brown sugar and mix together. Then add sour cream and eggs and beat until smooth. Add bananas and vanilla. Continue mixing until blended. Add remaining ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until well blended; add nuts. Spread batter into a 15x10x1" jellyroll pan. If you want smaller bites, you can use an 18" jellyroll pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

For frosting: Combine powdered sugar, zest or lemon powder, vanilla and butter until smooth. Add orange marmalade, if desired. If too thick add a little cream. Frost bars. Icing will harden up as it cools in refrigerator. Store in refrigerator.

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