Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

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If you’re wondering what to do with too many over-ripe bananas in your kitchen, then try baking this yummy Banana Chocolate Chip Bars recipe. Dessert recipes that use ripe bananas are always a hit because bananas have a distinct flavor that you just cannot dismiss when added to dessert recipes. Besides, what is a better combination other than bananas and chocolate chips? These banana chocolate bars are soft and moist and made from scratch using simple baking products from your pantry. This recipe is a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies and something to look forward to just change things up now and then. It's a perfect snack for picnics, breakfast, brunch or even as a side with a cup of coffee or tea. You could even make this recipe for other occasions including birthdays or anniversaries.

Bananas are very nutritious and rich in potassium which helps maintain blood pressure levels and heart functioning. Because of the nutritional value of banana in this recipe, these bars are not only a great way of getting kids to eat healthily but also allows them to enjoy a much deserved sweet treat. This recipe is one of the best dessert recipes ever for anyone in general because it uses real bananas and it is homemade.

You can turn this recipe to make cupcakes instead of bars and decorate them with a frosting of your choice. Cream cheese frosting would be an excellent option, or even mascarpone cheese frosting would be just as delicious. You can make ganache by combining marshmallow fluff together with melted chocolate to make it extra decadent. You can make a frosting with unsalted peanut butter and cinnamon to add extra protein. If you want to skip the cream cheese altogether, try substituting it with full-fat Greek yogurt which is a nutritious option. You can combine mashed bananas with Greek yogurt together and use it as frosting once the bars are cooled. You can substitute the baking products with healthy ingredients and still enjoy the dessert recipes. If you plan on making this delicious banana bars recipe for kids’ birthday parties you can add colorful sprinkles on top. Add dark chocolate chips to this recipe to pack in the antioxidants that come from the dark chocolate. Always use a quality vanilla extract for optimum flavor and results. A good quality vanilla extract will impact the flavor in any baking goods to a large extent. Try to purchase the vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup etc. The ingredients on the back of the product should read as 100 percent pure vanilla.

Thank you to Angela at the About a Mom food blog for sharing this Banana Chocolate Chip Bars recipe with us. Do visit Angela's blog for some of the best dessert recipes ever. This recipe is a must try for all banana lovers! So the next time when you end up with over-ripe bananas in your kitchen, don't forget to make this luscious banana chocolate chip bars recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Banana Chocolate Chip Bars from About a Mom
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, banana, vanilla extract, flour, chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 206, Calories from Fat 88, Total Fat 9.8g 15%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 28mg 9%, Sodium 119mg 5%, Potassium 134mg 4%, Carbohydrates 27.9g 9%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 16.7g, Protein 2.4g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 5%, Iron 5%

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