Banana Chip Bars

 

I always loved coming home from school to a warm kitchen smelling of sweet treats. There were many an afternoon when I'd come home and there would be delicious desserts waiting to be consumed. I would often come home to a variety of treats, including chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and one of my all-time favorites: banana chocolate chip bars. If you want to make your own pan of banana chocolate chip bars with which to delight your children, then this is the recipe for you!

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of margarine
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 6-ounce package of mini chocolate chips

To start off making your delicious banana chocolate chip bars, cream the margarine, sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. You'll need to mix it for a couple of minutes for it to receive this particular consistency.

After you cream those first ingredients, add the egg and the vanilla. Proceed to beat the egg and vanilla in very well. Once the egg and vanilla are a part of the mix, stir in the bananas. Remember, the bananas need to be mashed and at room temperature. (I usually find that saving brown bananas and freezing them is the best way to get bananas for this recipe.)

Once the bananas are in, add the flour, the baking powder, and the salt, and mix them all together until they're well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. With the chocolate chips, it's pretty much up to you how many you put in. I like the mini chocolate chips best, and I like a lot of them, but definitely not too many.

Spread the batter evenly in a greased pan, and bake it at 350 degrees for twenty to twenty-five minutes. One of the things to remember about banana chocolate chip bars is that you can't under bake them; if you mess anything up with the baking, then you will be best if you over bake.

Serve your banana chocolate chip bars with milk and watch as they disappear in less than a day! This is one of the best treats your kids could ever have, and I'm positive that they'll love them!

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