As usual I had some over-ripe bananas on my counter waiting to be used and decided I would make some snack bars for the kids. They’ve been eating like crazy lately, not sure if they’re getting ready to hibernate for the winter or what is going on! It was also the perfect time to get my recipe ready for this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar. Our theme this month was Christmas / Holiday. While these bars don’t have peppermint, red or green, they’re the perfect treat to snack on while you’re decorating!
These bars are a thicker bar, almost cake but heavier. You only need a small piece and you’ll be filled up. I used mini chocolate chips, so you have a bite packed with banana and chocolate. YUM!!
6 Tbsp butter, softened
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (vanilla would be good too!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter for 1 minute. Mix in the yogurt, both sugars, baking powder and salt. Stir in the mashed bananas, vanilla and flour. The batter will become very thick. Add the chocolate chips and mix to evenly distribute.
Spread the batter into the greased baking pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely and then cut into 24 bars.
Check out all the other recipes in this month’s #FilltheCookieJar!
Source: Gather for Bread