How to Make the BEST 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!
- Thick and Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lemon Bars
- Mexican Fried Ice Cream
- Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
Ingredients for Banana Bars
- 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
How to Make Banana Bars
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
- 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.
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.