Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting

I keep fresh fruit available for my family all the time and bananas are one of their favorite. I will often times buy more than they will eat so I can have some really ripe bananas to make yummy desserts. This recipe adds some fresh strawberries and some delicious peanut butter frosting to top this fabulous combination. This is one of my favorite bars and it is so moist with wonderful flavors. Be sure and enjoy your bar right away, they won't last long!

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana's
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
For The Strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
For The Peanut Butter Frosting
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
Directions
Wash and slice the strawberries. Place the sliced strawberries in a medium bowl, cover with 1/2 cup sugar. Cover and let set at room temperature for at least 1 to 2 hours allowing the strawberries to form a sweet sauce.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time mixing after each addition.
Add the vanilla.
In a small bowl mash the ripe banana's.
Add the flour and alternate with the mashed banana's to the egg and sugar mixture.  beating after each addition. Fold one cup of the strawberries, saving the rest for garnish.
Grease and flour a 9X13 baking dish.
Pour the thick batter into the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool before frosting.
For The Frosting
Blend all the ingredients together and spread over the bars.
Garnish the bars with the remaining strawberries.
Enjoy!

This Batter Is Very Thick

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Bake and Let Cool Before Frosting

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Frost

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slice and Serve

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy Every Bite!

Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I sure enjoyed having you in the kitchen with me today and making these awesome Strawberry Banana Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting. Your visits are very special to me and I always look forward to you sharing time with me. Have a fantastic week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy

5 comments:

  1. Those look delicious! What a great way to use some bananas. I love baking with bananas and we seem to have a steady supply! And peanut butter to boot? I'm in!

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  2. Fantastic bars Miz Helen!!
    Strawberry and banana - I love this combinations :) And these bars look so delicious

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  3. Wishing for a huge big gigantic slice right now, yummy. Love all these flavors.

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  4. Love Strawberry and Banana together - and banana and peanut butter too. My mouth is watering just looking at these and reading the recipe. I can't wait to give them a try, Miz Helen. Sharing on our Hearth and Soul Hop FB page later today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  5. Hello again, Miz Helen, Just wanted to let you know I have featured these yummy bars at this week's Hearth and Soul Hop. Have a lovely week!

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Miz Helen