Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14: Sour Cream Banana Bars

Of all the recipes I have made and shared at parties and gatherings, this one is the most requested. These bars are so tasty and moist and delicious! This recipe is one I got from my church cookbook.

1 ½ c sugar
1 c sour cream
½ c butter, softened
2 eggs
1 ½ c mashed banana (about 3 large)
2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
½ c chopped nuts, opt

Vanilla Glaze (following)

Heat oven to 375. Mix sugar, sour cream, butter, and eggs in large mixer bowl on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 1 minute. Beat in bananas and vanilla on low speed 30 seconds. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in nuts. Spread in greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake until light brown, 20-25 minutes; cool. Frost with Vanilla Glaze. Cut into bars.

Vanilla Glaze

2 c powdered sugar

¼ c butter, softened

1 ½ tsp vanilla

2 TB hot water

Stir in 1 to 2 tsp additional hot water until smooth and of desired consistency.