Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Black Bottom Banana Bars



This is another oldie. It's from an old TOH magazine and I've  made it many times. 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Mix in the bananas.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder,salt in another bowl and whisk together.

Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide the batter in half.

Add cocoa to half of the batter.

Prepare  13 x 9 x 2 inch pan with baking spray.

Place the cocoa mixture on the bottom of the pan and spread evenly.

Spoon the creamed mixture on top of the cocoa layer and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes and test the bars with a toothpick to make sure they are done. Toothpick should come out clean.

Place on wire rack and allow to cool.



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25 comments:

  1. These bars look so good. I had to smile when I saw the recipe from TOH in the picture. Reminds me of all my TOH recipes I have cut out over the years. So many favorites. This recipe also looks so simple even I could do it. Yum!!

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    1. Myra- I've made this for SO many people and all I heard was could I make more? LOL

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  2. Those look delicious Linda. How can you go wrong with chocolate and banana? You can't in my book! You know it's a great recipe when there's notes written on it. :)

    Would you believe I have every Taste of Home magazine since they began publishing? That's about 23 years worth. They're in a file cabinet filed by month in file folders. I use the old issues more than I do the new ones. The older issues have recipes more like the way I cook-from scratch. I love sitting and looking through them every now and then. I have a binder with all the recipes I want to try written in them with the month, year and page number of the magazine. If I make it and like it, I mark and highlight the recipe. LOTS of highlights in the old issue lists-not so many in the new issues...all of none.

    Sad that the magazine has changed so much-it used to be a favorite.....

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    1. Carol- like you I also have many TOH OLD magazines. I don't have 23 years worth but bet the older ones are the best!

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  3. these look so, so, so good! I love banana bread and this is such a fun twist on it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the card with the notes. I write notes on all the ones I save. good, bad(so I won't waste my time and ingredients again). these look really good and since I have banana's to use up, guess what i'm making very soon. Thanks Linda, this was perfect timing!

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    1. I do the same thing plus I use to add additional information. Cyndy- I KNOW you will jazz it up! Let me know how it turned out, ok?

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    2. You know I will. i'm thinking almond emulsion or maybe some almond extract powder so far... :)

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  5. I have exactly 3 bananas sitting on my counter! Got to make this

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  6. This looks so good. But I will pass. My Sugar levels are not good. I'm eating all protein. It is helping me bring my levels down. The Lady that lived across from me is in a nursing home. I can't get to her to take the goodies.

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  7. This looks delicious! I bet it tastes gorgeous warm with some custard. x

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    1. Great idea- I know I'll be making this again and try it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. That looks delicious, I am going to make it for sure, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  9. Definitely looks like a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing it at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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  10. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  11. Oh I love these Linda. I get so tired of using bananas for banana cake. Always on the look out for new (or old lol) exciting recipes. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    1. Thank you SO very much Anne. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  12. What a great recipe!! Sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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