Frosted Banana Bars

Banana Bars

The perfect treat to surprise your family with! Check out this delicious recipe and enjoy these fan favorite banana bars!

 

I occasionally bring different treats into my husband’s work and the crowd favorite is for sure my banana bars! I bring a variety of caramel chocolate pretzels and apples, cookies, popcorn mixes, cinnamon rolls, and many other things. But for some reason these banana bars seem to be their favorite! My husband always texts me within 30 minutes and says that the whole pan is already gone.

They are different from other banana bars I have tried. The sour cream in them makes the bar perfect and moist! I love them, but I think my husband and his friends love them even more than I do! They are my go-to bar recipe when I am trying to feed a crowd an easy dessert! Try them at your next bridal or baby shower, or at the next neighborhood BBQ! They will be a HIT for sure!

Both tangy and sweet, this recipe is extremely tasty and prepared with fresh bananas! The frosting on-top is my favorite part of any dessert and on these bars it does not disappoint. Cream cheese will make anything taste amazing! Check out how to make the cream cheese frosting and the banana bars down below.

  

Before we get started, if you are looking for great dessert recipes, here are a few others to try!

How to Make the BEST Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and gradually add in to creamed mixture. Add in the mashed bananas and stir. Then Spread evenly in a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until lightly brown and when you stick a knife in only a little is left on it) Frost when cool. Store in fridge.

Steps to Make Banana Bars

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and gradually add in to creamed mixture.
  4. Add in the mashed bananas and stir. Then Spread evenly in a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until lightly brown and when you stick a knife in only a little is left on it)
  6. Frost when cool. Store in fridge.

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 3/4- 4 cups powdered sugar

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat in cream cheese, vanilla, and butter until mixed well. Gradually add powdered sugar.

Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bars
The perfect treat to surprise your family with! Check out this delicious recipe and enjoy these fan favorite banana bars!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and gradually add in to creamed mixture.
  4. Add in the mashed bananas and stir. Then Spread evenly in a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until lightly brown and when you stick a knife in only a little is left on it)
  6. Frost when cool. Store in fridge.


Frosting:

Beat in cream cheese, vanilla, and butter until mixed well. Gradually add powdered sugar.

Notes

Ingredients for Creeam Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 3/4- 4 cups powdered sugar

 

Let me know how you like this recipe! This is a wonderful and easy dessert to make for friends and family. My favorite part is that it is made with fresh bananas which is the true secret to making them extra delicious. For more recipes using my cream cheese frosting check out these:

  1. Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  2. Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Cream Pies
  3. American Flag Fruit Pizza

 

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14 Comments

  1. These bars looks delicious! I've started to follow you via GFC and would love to have you visit my blog – Have a nice day!

    Linda

  2. My favorite favorite muffins are banana nut…this looks divine!

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  4. 9×13 pan?? and mix banana's with the eggs??? looks delicious!!!

  5. sonnchris4 says:

    I have made these bars several times. Absolutely delicious.

    1. Jenna says:

      What size cookie sheet do you use??

      1. Scarlett Bendixen says:

        11×17

  6. sbcollins says:

    I always made banana bread with super ripe bananas but when I came across this recipe turning ripe bananas into a dessert I was all in! They are just as amazing as you would imagine, the cake is fluffy and perfect and the frosting is delicious. HIGHLY recommend!

  7. Christie Thoms says:

    Is the cream cheese frosting right? 4 cups of icing sugar?

  8. Jenna says:

    What size cookie sheet do you use??

    1. Scarlett Bendixen says:

      11×17

  9. Willow says:

    These are the best banana bars! My family loved them.

  10. Mia says:

    Hi!! Looks delish! Is there any chance you have a recommendation for a swap instead of the sour cream? Preferably something non-dairy. Thank you!

    1. Scarlett Bendixen says:

      greek yogurt

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