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 egg
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.

37 comments:

Denise said...

Have a great time at the beach. These bars are delish looking.

Bunny said...

Your Blueberry lemon Bars were so good! They were just the right amount of lemon! I'm glad you liked the banana bars, they didn't last but an afternoon here either! LOL!!!

Jenn said...

I must try this. I, too, love anything with banana. ;-)

Lisa said...

Yummy! Happy vacation!

Joyce said...

Stay cool at the beach.

Pamela said...

This looks dangerous!! And I just happen to have some bananas mellowing on the counter right now. With the chocolate, I bet my boys might actually eat this one.

Barbara Bakes said...

I'd love these right now for dessert! Have fun a the beach!

Lynda said...

I posted these too last week; I found them at Taste of Home and you are right, they are yummy! They don't last too long because they are sooo good!
Have a good time at the beach!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look great. If you are a huge fan of banana then make sure to check out a cake I did awhile back. It's a banana layer cake with caramel cream and pecans....yum!

Monica H said...

My husband saw your blog and said "ooh, does she have mocha recipes?" I said no but she has plenty with bananas!

Cool that you and Bunny blogged about eachother's recipes- that's fun!

Have a great time at the beach. Think of me, will ya?

Katy ~ said...

I agree, it is fun to post each other's recipes! I see so many good recipes that I am swamped with ideas. I hope I live long enough to make them ALL!!

The beach sounds wonderful Salt air, relaxation, peaceful, sunshine. Ooooh, how sweet it is.

Lara said...

I can totally relate to what you say about how exciting it is when someone actually tries something you've posted. These sure look yummy looking.

Have a wonderful time at the beach!

Amanda said...

Oh I'm jealous! Jealous that you have these bars and that you are going to the beach! Have fun!

Hey not sure if you heard yet, but I started a discussion list for food bloggers! It's gaining momentum and we'd love to have you! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foodblogs/

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound scrumptious! Love the chocolate bottoms and banana flavor!

Spryte said...

Mmmmmm.... those sound so good!!! I know the chocolate & banana lovers in my house will really like it!

noble pig said...

Holy cow, this is some serious delish.

Reeni♥ said...

These look like scrumptious treats! I wouldn't be able to resist them either. Have fun at the beach!

Pam said...

Yum...need I say more? They look and sound amazing.

Cheryl said...

My husband is a total bananna fiend, he will love this! Have a great trip!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Anything with bananas and chocolate in it has to be delish!

Susan @ SGCC said...

These bars wouldn't last long at my house either! Bananas and chocolate? Insane! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! my hubby loves the combination of chocolate and bananas! I'm sure he'll love this!

Donna-FFW said...

You know these are on my list! Fellow banana lover. Hope you have a blast at the beach!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Have a great time away at the beach. Those bars look awesome - YUM!

Mary said...

Enjoy your time at the beach. I love chocolate and bananas so this combo has my name written on it.

pinkstripes said...

YUM. Sounds delicious. Who doesn't love chocolate and banana?

Kerstin said...

I remember seeing them on Bunny's blog and thinking they looked so delicious! I love banana treats too.

Chef Fresco said...

We love bananas too! Nice dessert recipe!

Bridgett said...

I'm game for these too. Delicious!

Sophia said...

haha, you're like me! My eyes also brighten at a banana recipe, mostly because I'm known for my banana cakes! those bars will make me VERY popular if I got the chance to bake them! :-)

Natashya said...

Yum, pass one up here!

Maya said...

You could never go wrong with bananas!!! Hope your summer is going well :)

teresa said...

mmm, the flavors look wonderful. have a great time at the beach!

Ingrid said...

Like you and your hubby we are HUGE banana dessert fans. Oddly enough though I haven't found a recipe that includes PB or chocolate with it that I liked. I'll have to give this a try especially with you and Bunny both giving it the thunbs up!

Have a safe and fun trip!
~ingrid

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks yummy. Have a great trip.

Emily said...

Yum! I'm game for anything banana, also. These look delicious. I'm a "picker" too. :) Have fun.

Peabody said...

Oh yay! Another way to use the over abundance of bananas I have! Love it.