Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

Don’t you hate it when your bananas go from ripe for eating to over ripe to quickly? Or you buy a big bunch because you were in the mood for bananas, but then never got around to eating them all?  Don’t toss them out just because they are browning. . use them to make this scrumptious treat your family will love!

This easy recipe I found on the Door to Door Organics website. Just another thing I love about their company. Each week they offer amazing recipes you can use to enjoy the produce they ship to you.  This one caught my eye and I had to try it. . and boy am I glad I did!!
Here is how you can make Chocolate Chip Banana Bars from your over ripening bananas.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cups butter, softened
  • ⅔ cups granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter and add sugars slowly, beating until mixture is fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until blended.
  4. Stir in the mashed bananas to the cream mixture.
  5. In another bowl sift together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture gradually, beating just until blended.
  7. Stir chocolate chips in the batter.
  8. Spread batter into greased and lightly buttered 9x13x2 pan.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a rack.
  11. Cut into squares (or bars).
These bars (or cookies and I tell Dick and Jane) are easily frozen for on the go snacks or school lunches.  They taste amazing, just the right amount of banana flavoring and they are not all that bad for you 🙂
I hope you enjoy them as much as we have! Thanks for joining us!
<3 Dick and Jane