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step-by-step directions

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

  • 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
step-by-step directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 16x12 sheet pan with butter.
  • Using an electric mixer beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add the egg and continue to beat until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and bananas and continue to blend.
  • In a separate mixing bowing combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until incorporate then stir in chocolate. Spread evenly in the prepared sheet pan.
  • 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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