Banana bars

Many of my holiday memories include people, places and food. While this recipe isn’t a tradition, it’s good enough that it will be.

These are great banana bars!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana, followed by the chocolate chips. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting (if you want to try our recipe for that, see the next post).


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