Banana Bars with Butter Rum Frosting

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Nov. 10, 2011

Ingredients

Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1 1/3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Egg 1
Mashed banana 1 Cup (16 tbs) (About 3Medium Sized)
Dairy sour cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
All purpose flour
Chopped toasted almonds 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Butter rum frosting 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Grease a baking pan; set aside.

MAKING

3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

4. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

5. Beat in egg, mashed banana, sour cream, and vanilla until combined.

6. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer.

7. Using wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour and almonds.

8. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.

9. Bake about 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

10. Cool in pan on wire rack.

11. Spread with Butter-Rum Frosting.

12. Cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator Butter-Rum Frosting: In medium mixing bowl, beat 3 tablespoons butter until fluffy.

13. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar.

14. Beat in 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

15. Beat in 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar and enough milk to make frosting of spreading consistency.

16. Spread over brownie.

17. Cool in pan on wire rack.

SERVING

18. Cut into bars or triangles and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1026Calories from Fat 390

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g67.7%

Saturated Fat 20 g100%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 516 mg21.5%

Total Carbohydrates 147 g49%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 81 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet