Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Black-Bottom Banana Bars

Black-Bottom Banana Bars

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25 minutes
2 1/2 to 3 dozen
Good for parties/potlucks


1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease 13x9 cake pan.

  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.

  4. Add egg and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.

  5. Blend in the bananas.

  6. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  7. Divide batter in half, add cocoa to half; spread into cake pan.

  8. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with a knife.

  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until the bars test done.


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