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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

      Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  8. Link your food post!

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

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

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

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

  13. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come and vote tomorrow.

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

  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

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

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


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