8 months ago

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

When you have several bananas that are on the verge of becoming a little too ripe, try these moist, frosted dessert bars! A classic recipe from The Best of Byerly’s cookbook.

Makes 50 (1 ½ x 2-inch) bars
Preparation time: 60 minutes

½ cup butter, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas (2 large)
1 (8-ounce) container dairy sour cream
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream cheese frosting (see recipe below)


  1. Grease and lightly flour a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. Heat oven to 375 F.
  3. Cream butter and sugar; blend in eggs, vanilla, bananas and sour cream.
  4. Combine dry ingredients; stir with pecans into creamed mixture just until blended. Spread in prepared pan.
  5. Bake until bars test done with a wooden pick, about 25 minutes.
  6. Cool; spread with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat together all ingredients until smooth.