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Mario Batali's Chocolate Banana Bars

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Mario's favorite dessert at a kid!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
24
cost
$
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Everyone has a favorite childhood dish and this one is Mario's. Try it for yourself.
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ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 bananas)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • powdered sugar for garnish
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  • 1
      
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 16x12 sheet pan with butter.
  • 2
    3/4 cup butter (softened)
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar (packed)
    1 Egg
    Using an electric mixer beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add the egg and continue to beat until fluffy.
  • 3
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 bananas)
    Add vanilla and bananas and continue to blend.
  • 4
    2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    In a separate mixing bowing combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • 5
    2 cups bittersweet chocolate chunks
    Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until incorporate then stir in chocolate. Spread evenly in the prepared sheet pan.
  • 6
    powdered sugar for garnish
    Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges are golden brown and springs back when pressed gently with your finger. Cool completely, garnish with powdered sugar and slice.
 
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