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Chocolate Marbled Banana Nut Bars

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Chocolate Marbled Banana Nut Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 20
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Prize-Winning Recipe Fall 2010! Got ripe bananas? Stir 'em up with sugar cookie mix to make yummy banana bars.
May 25, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter and egg until soft dough forms. Reserve 1 cup of the dough. To the remaining dough, add mashed banana and walnuts; mix well. Spread in bottom of pan.
  • 2
    In medium microwaveable bowl, microwave 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on High about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add reserved cookie dough; stir until well blended. Drop chocolate dough by spoonfuls evenly over top of banana mixture; spread gently to almost cover. Swirl chocolate mixture into banana mixture with knife for marbled design.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on High about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Success The secret to cutting bars easily is to line the pan with foil. Just lift out after baking and cut. Spray the foil for best results.
  • Tip 2
    How-To To make drizzling the chocolate easier, put the melted chocolate in a small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag; squeeze to drizzle.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 28g Total Carbs, 18g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 20
Calories
240
Total Fat
13g
Saturated Fat
6g
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
115mg
Total Carbs
28g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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