Saturday, February 23, 2008

Banana 7 Layer Bars


This recipe is one of my many finds on the internet and as I said earlier I have a lot of them. This recipe really intrigued me as I love 7 layer bars. Now on the original recipe they were called Banana Cookie Bars but to me they were very similar to 7 layer bars so they have been renamed. These were more soft than a normal 7 layer bar but had fantastic flavor and who doesn't love Bananas and Chocolate together. These were great but I would cut them small because they are really rich.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of softened butter
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 bananas (mashed)
2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 and line a 13 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper. Mix together flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl cream together butter and powdered sugar. I used my Kitchen aid to cream the sugar and butter and then slowly added the flour mixture until the batter was moist but it was still very stiff. Press batter into baking pan and bake for about 15 minutes.
In a bowl mix together the milk and the bananas until combined. Once the crust has baked take it out and pour the banana mixture over the crust. Top with the chocoalte chips, walnuts, and coconut and sprinkle evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes let cool completely and then chill in the fridge for about an hour or the freezer for about 25 minutes. Once cooled cut them into bars and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.

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