Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars
As most of you know by now, if you've been following my blog, if a recipe has the word banana in it, then I'm game....Love bananas and especially can't resist a recipe if it contains chocolate, too! Come to think of it there really are not too many cake or cookie recipes I can resist! I found this recipe over at Bunny's Warm Oven. What's really wild is that she is posting a recipe of mine while I am posting about a recipe of hers! Isn't food blogging fun? Knowing someone else has tried something I've baked and enjoyed it just makes my day. It is especially flattering when you see this in print. I still get all excited when someone posts something I've made and I hope this feeling continues....
This recipe is sooo good. I could not stop "picking" at these all day. I kept thinking "well just a little more" and before I knew it most of the pan was gone. My husband helped with this "picking" also. My son isn't crazy like we are about banana cakes. That just leaves more for us!
This will probably be my last post for about a week or so. We are heading to the beach on Thursday and will be back the middle of next week. I just hope it stays as hot at the beach as it is here right now. Very hot and humid here....whew!
Have a great week and here's Bunny's recipe:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and bananas, beating thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide batter in half. Add cocoa to one portion of batter. Spread that in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 in baking pan. Spoon remaining batter on top, swirling gently with a butter knife if desired and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until batter tests done with toothpick. Cool and cut into 24 squares.