Frosted Cream Cheese Banana Bars

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!
 
This is a treat we enjoy year around in our house – Frosted Cream Cheese Banana Bars!  Anytime I have some bananas going bad then these get made.  In fact I swear my kids purposely don’t eat our bananas so that I will make these!  They’re that yummy!
Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 15
A dessert like Banana Bar with a yummy Cream Cheese frosting!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Bars
  1. ½ cup butter, softened
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. Dash salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  2. ½ cup butter, softened
  3. 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, bananas and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan.
  2. For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost bars.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
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Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!  

Start by mashing up the bananas!  The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas (about 3), but I generally do more like 4 bananas!  But, we like it to have a little stronger banana taste.  This is a great job to have your little helpers do!
 
Next, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
 
Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!
 
 
Beat in the eggs, bananas and vanilla next!
 Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!
 
Next, mix your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda & salt) in a separate bowl and then add them to your wet mixture and combine.
 
Once combined, pour mixture into a greased large 15×10 pan.    Bake in a 350 oven for 20-25 minutes. While they bake – make the Cream Cheese Frosting!
Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!
 
 
For the frosting, combine softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla and 1 cup of confectioners sugar and mix.

Keep adding the confectioners sugar, small amounts at a time until all 3 cups are added and the mixture is all combined.
 
Once the Banana Bars are baked and completely cool, frost the bars with the frosting.  If you frost them too early, then the bars will melt the icing a bit.  After frosted, refrigerate and ENJOY!
 
Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - such a yummy dessert that the whole family will love! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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    Dorrian Thornton Horsey

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    Made these today with my children. Great recipe and they loved it. I reduced the sugar by about a quarter cup and will likely reduce it even more next time. A bit sweet for our taste but yummy with the tang of the cream cheese icing. Love your site and thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Dorrian Thornton Horsey

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    Made these today with my children. Great recipe and they loved it. I reduced the sugar by about a quarter cup and will likely reduce it even more next time. A bit sweet for our taste but yummy with the tang of the cream cheese icing. Love your site and thanks for sharing this recipe!

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