Mario Batali's Chocolate Banana Bars
Mario's favorite dessert at a kid!
Everyone has a favorite childhood dish and this one is Mario's. Try it for yourself.
- 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
Mario's Banana Brownie Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 16x12 sheet pan with butter.
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
Using an electric mixer beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add the egg and continue to beat until fluffy.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 bananas)
Add vanilla and bananas and continue to blend.
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.
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.
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.