Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Bored with banana bread to use up those black bananas? Sip Dash Savor comes to the rescue with these simple and delicious banana bars with cream cheese frosting!
For Banana Bars
- ½ cup Butter softened, salted
- 1½ cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt plain or vanilla
- 1 tsp Watkins Baking Vanilla
- 2 cup Flour All-Purpose
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
For Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
- ½ cup Butter softened
- 2 tsp Watkins Baking Vanilla
- 3¾ cups Powdered Sugar
Move oven rack to center of the oven, and preheat to 350°F. Grease a 15x10 baking pan.
Use a large bowl (or bowl of stand mixer) and cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Add eggs, Greek yogurt, and Watkins Baking Vanilla. Sift together flour & baking soda, then add to creamed mixture about a cup at a time until fully incorporated. Stir in mashed bananas.
Spread this mixture evenly in your baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, and Watkins Baking Vanilla until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar little by little until a nice, spreadable consistency.
After bars are completely cooled, frost bars. These bars are best kept in the refrigerator and actually taste best (and have best consistency) when straight from the fridge.
Cut into 36 bars.
Make sure to use bananas that are as dark as possible for this.
These bars can be cut even smaller than the 36 (especially if you're serving at a potluck), but I found that this is a good size for us.