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Frosted Banana Bars

Enjoy these delish frosted banana bars using our banana sheet cake recipe.  This easy banana bars with cream cheese frosting recipe makes 36 banana squares that we know your family will love. 

frosted banana bars, bite of frosted banana bars

 

We have had this recipe for years and it’s one of our favorite ways to produce a ton of snacks easily.  This banana bars with cream cheese frosting recipe makes approximately 36 banana squares.  It’s another great way to use us all those over ripe bananas.  And it makes enough to freeze for later. 

 

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banana bars with cream cheese frosting

 

This is one of the easiest made from scratch snack recipes in our recipe box.  It’s kinda of like a banana sheet cake recipe because we use a 13 X 18 size baking pan which is considered a whole sheet pan. 

 

Banana Sheet Cake Recipe:

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banana sheet cake recipe ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt (less than 1/8 teaspoon)

 

banana sheet cake recipe, mixing the ingredients for this banana sheet cake recipe

 

Start your frosted banana bars by preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 X 18 X 1 inch baking sheet.  In a large mixing bowl, (we use our aluminum mixing bowl and kitchen-aide mixer aluminum mixing bowl and kitchen-aide mixer) cream the softened butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and beat until mixed.  Add mashed bananas and vanilla and mix.  

 

frosted banana bars, dry ingredients for frosted banana bars

 

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt and mix well. 

 

banana sheet cake recipe, banana sheet cake recipe batter in a mixing bowl

 

Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and beat well.  

 

frosted banana bars, banana bars recipe batter poured into a sheet pan

 

Pour the mixture into your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until it springs back slightly to the touch. 

 

banana sheet cake recipe, cooked banana sheet cake

 

Remove from oven. and allow to cool completely before starting the frosting.  

 

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

cream cheese frosting, ingredients in a bowl for cream cheese frosting

 

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1-8oz package of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

frosted banana bars, mixing the cream cheese frosting

 

Measure out the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl.  Add the butter and cream cheese and mix well then add the vanilla and mix.

 

 cream cheese frosting recipe, cream cheese frosting in a bowl

 

Your cream cheese frosting should be creamy and well combined.

 

 

Using a cake frosting spreader, spread over the entire banana sheet cake using the entire bowl of frosting. 

 

frosted banana bars, banana sheet cake frosted with cream cheese frosting

 

Place in fridge and chill for at least an hour.  Remove from fridge and slice into 36 frosted banana bars. 

 

banana bars with cream cheese frosting recipe, banana squares

 

These frosted banana bars will feed a crowd or if you are like our household you could go through them in a few days.  Seriously they are super delish but they do need to be kept in the fridge or freezer.  

 

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Frosted Banana Bars

Enjoy these delish frosted banana bars using our banana sheet cake recipe. This easy banana bars with cream cheese frosting recipe makes 36 banana squares that we know your family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bars with cream cheese frosting, banana bars with cream cheese frosting recipe, banana sheet cake recipe, frosted banana bars
Servings: 18
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • mixer
  • Frosting spreader

Ingredients

Bars

Frosting

Instructions

For the cake or bars

  • Start your frosted banana bars by preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 X 18 X 1 inch baking sheet
  • In a large mixing bowl, (we use our aluminum mixing bowl and kitchen-aide mixer) cream the softened butter and sugar Add the eggs and beat until mixed. Add mashed bananas and vanilla and mix
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt and mix well
  • Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and beat well
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until it springs back slightly to the touch.
  • Remove from oven. and allow to cool completely before starting the frosting

For the Frosting

  • Measure out the powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and cream cheese and mix well then add the vanilla and mix. Your cream cheese frosting should be creamy and well combined.
  • Using a cake frosting spreader, spread over the entire banana sheet cake using the entire bowl of frosting.
  • Place in fridge and chill for at least an hour. Remove from fridge and slice into 36 frosted banana bars

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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