Marbled Banana Bars

Marbled Banana Bars

Easy bars with chocolate and bananas marbled together.

15 min.prep time 1:05total time
36 bars
747 Ratings

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups (about 4) mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Powdered sugar, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and margarine in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas, egg and vanilla; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Drop 1 1/2 cups batter by spoonfuls into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. To remaining batter in bowl, add cocoa; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Drop spoonfuls of chocolate batter in pan over banana batter. Gently swirl chocolate batter through banana batter using knife. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 80

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10534©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Super simple, no-fail recipe that is fabulous!
I'm not a big fan of the traditional "banana bread" - but this recipe was delightful. SUPER easy, very moist, low calorie, winner.

Cool thing was I actually FROZE my over ripe bananas, then took them out of the freezer for this recipe. Worked like a charm. Tip: peel the banana right away when you get them out of the freezer and place in a strainer over a bowl. As they thaw there some banana syrup/juice that drips out which might have made the bars too wet.
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I used ground nuts instead of the unsweetened cocoa and frosted them....excellent!
Best banana bars we ever had...and so easy to make.
Made this for a family BBQ and hit was a huge hit! East to make and super moist.
bananas should be very ripe ie; black. These came out very moist and my family devoured them!!
THIS ONE IS ALSO GOOD BUT I THINK IT NEEDS SOME SORT OF GLAZE OR FROSTING.

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