Sunday, December 16, 2007

Banana Nut Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Now that'a a mouthful. It seems that whenever I have bananas there are always at least 2 left waiting to be baked into something sinful. I didn't want to do a bread or a muffin, and Chad wanted cookies. I probably browsed about a thousand recipes looking for a crispy banana chocolate chip cookie, but to no avail. So I decided to make a bar instead. I used this recipe as a guide but added a few extra ingredients.

Banana Nut Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium mashed ripe bananas (I used 2 med.)
1 large egg
2 cups (I only used one cup)
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

I added:
1/2 cup toffee bits
1/2 cup pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in morsels. Spread into prepared jelly-roll pan.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Elly said...

Wow, these look SO delicious. I definitely need to try these soon.

Carrie said...

Those look really good. I have some frozen mashed bananas, I know what I will be using them for :-)

Anonymous said...

Guess who just received a large amount of bananas? ME! I'll be stealing this recipe fro my consumption. lol.

Jaime said...

mmmmm ....these look amazing! i love finding new ways to use up over ripe bananas :)

Robin said...

These look delicious!!

Anonymous said...

i made these last night, using only 1 tsp of bkg powder so they were chewier, more like brownies. also, i sprinkled chocolate chips and skor chips on top before baking. they turned out great! i recommend for anyone who loves baked sweets.