Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Banana Cookie Bars

Ohhh yum. Need something other than banana bread or muffins to use up overripe bananas? Well, I did too! Look no further... Try these Banana Cookie Bars. And if you are not allergic to coconut (like I am), add that on top too because I think it would be a perfect addition!

This may make me sound like a bad mom but my tot loves bananas so much he eats two a day lately. So in order to make sure we have enough, we buy two bunches. With this heat, the bananas ripen quickly so this ooey-gooey reipe is what I came up with this week to utilize those yummy, over-ripened fruit.

<3 Lishie

Banana Cookie Bars

  • 1 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 3/4 c confectioner sugar
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep/grease a 9×9" brownie pan.
In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder, & salt; Set aside. In another bowl, mix the butter & confectioner sugar until creamy. Add the crumb mixture slowly whisking or beating until combined. Press mixture into prepped baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together condensed milk & bananas until incorporated. Pour this mixture over the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle  the chips & walnuts over the top.
Bake for abut 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool completely,about 10-15 minutes. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving... Makes 16 nice-sized bars. 

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