Recipe: Banana Split Brownies
(from Better Homes and Gardens- Ultimate Cookies & Bars 2010)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (2 -3 medium)
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease a 13x9 baking pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter till smooth. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in bananas and eggs. Stir in flour, and cocoa powder. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread cooled bars with Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.
Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a medium mixing bowl beat 4 ounce of cream cheese with 1/2 cup thawed, frozen strawberries, cut up, and drained. Beat in 2 1/2 - 3 cups of icing sugar to make a frosting of spreading consistency. The frosting will stiffen when refrigerated but not as much as I thought it would. I didn't addd the full amount of icing sugar, so next time I will make sure I add enough. My frosting was pretty runny, but still very tasty.
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