Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Banana-rama morsel bars!

It was nearing the end of my work week, and a bundle of bananas were turning brown. I always hesitate to buy tons of fruit and veggies at the store- I always seem to never get to eat the two important food groups before they go bad. What a waste of food and money!..but thank god- “the banana” can be used even if it has turned!
Coincidentally I seemed to have a bag of chocolate chips lying around in my pantry; therefore it is time to bake a cookie bar!
These treats go down with ease, as they are much more guilt free and lighter than a brownie, of equal size.

In addition to it’s somewhat healthiness (approx 110 per bar! Yay!)- I suggest you make these if you want something simple and sweet in under an hour! These have bananas, chocolate, brown sugar and all the good stuff. Happy effortlessness and lots of it!

(I had to double the recipe since my jelly roll pan (aka cookie sheet with sides) was bigger)
Yields about 4 dozen!
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 medium mashed ripe bananas
1 large egg
2 cups Nestle semi-sweet choc. morsels
Powdered sugar, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 15x10 jelly-roll pan.

2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in morsels. Spread into prepared jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, optional. Cut into squares..and EAT!
Recipe from Nestle's VeryBestBaking.com

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