Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Banana Shortbread Cookie Bars with Nutella Frosting

Here is a great recipe to use up those too-quickly ripening bananas.  You know you hate to throw them away.  Why not make something different and delicious?  Try this recipe for a change.  Nope, not bread...shortbread!!  Bet you can't leave them alone.


Cookie Bars:
5 c. flour
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 medium, ripe bananas; mashed 

Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, beat well and then add banana and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until mixed well.

Place a strip of parchment paper down the middle of a 9x13 pan, overlapping ends of pan.  Spread mixture evenly over paper. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Let cool in pan.  Then remove by lifting parchment paper.  Cut into bars and frost.

Frosting:
1/2 of one 13 ounce jar of Nutella spread
1 stick of butter, softened
2 c. of powdered sugar
1/4 c. of milk

Cream butter with Nutella and slowly add the powdered sugar. Add milk, until desired consistency is reached.

**I kept these in the refrigerator to keep the frosting from melting.  They are best when set out for 20-30 minutes before serving to soften slightly. 

Source:  "mooched" from www.52mantels.com

This recipe was featured on:
 Lemon Sugar 
Simply Sweet Home 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

23 comments:

  1. These not only sound great, they look incredible !

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    1. Thanks so much, Winnie. I couldn't leave them alone!! Nichi

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  2. I love finding ways to use my bananas other than banana bread. I'd love it if you stopped by my link party to share. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

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    1. Thanks, Erin. I will make sure to stop by!!

      Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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    2. Thanks, Erin. I have linked up several of my recent favorites and added you to my linky parties list. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  3. These look amazingly delicious. Have got to check it out and try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers ... visiting from Mandatory Mooch!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island

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  4. Thank you SO SO MUCH! LOVE this and I'm definitely making it ASAP!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Donna

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  5. You had me at Nutella. :) Thanks for linking, Nichi! :)

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  6. Oooh, these sound to good to be true! I must try these babies! :P

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  7. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Link your food post! http://drharmanmodernfamily.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/pick-post-food-one.html

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. They are very dangerous. I couldn't leave them alone!!

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  10. I do love shortbread!!! I get tired of banana bread, this is a wonderful alternative. And the Nutella topping is awesome!

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  11. YUM! These look delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday! Now these look and sound YUMMY!

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  13. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come and vote tomorrow.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  14. Nutella and banana sounds like a match! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  15. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Shortbread instead of banana bread... That's genius. I'm pinning this. Thank u for linking up at my party :)

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  17. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you again this week!

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