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Banana Bread Cookie Bars

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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You're just two ingredients away from banana bread cookie bars. Make ‘em even more irresistible with a quick cream cheese frosting!

Dorothy Kern Dorothy Kern
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
ripe medium banana
1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
4
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened
2
tablespoons butter, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 teaspoons whipping cream or milk

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil or cooking parchment paper; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, place 1 ripe medium banana and 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies. (You can also use an electric hand mixer or a wooden spoon.) Beat on low to medium-low speed until smooth. Press mixture in bottom of pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 4 To make frosting, beat 4 oz cream cheese, softened, and 2 tablespoons butter, softened, with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon whipping cream or milk, adding more as needed for spreading consistency.
  • 5 Spread frosting over cooled bars. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil or cooking parchment paper; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, place 1 ripe medium banana and 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies. (You can also use an electric hand mixer or a wooden spoon.) Beat on low to medium-low speed until smooth. Press mixture in bottom of pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 4 To make frosting, beat 4 oz cream cheese, softened, and 2 tablespoons butter, softened, with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon whipping cream or milk, adding more as needed for spreading consistency.
  • 5 Spread frosting over cooled bars. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Expert Tips

Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for an easy chocolate chip-banana bread cookie bar.

You can easily double this recipe by using 2 bananas and 2 rolls of refrigerated sugar cookies. Bake in a 13x9-inch pan. Double your frosting, too!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
68.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2.7g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Cholesterol
8.1mg
3%
Sodium
17.7mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
10.4g
Protein
0.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.70%
1%
Calcium
0.50%
0%
Iron
0.20%
0%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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