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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars


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Oh my word these were absolutely crazy good! You should have seen the look on the kid's faces when they were eating these, it was priceless!
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This recipe is so easy...make one batter, divide it in half, add the cocoa to one half, put the cocoa half down first, then the banana batter on top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake! This recipe comes from Tammy's Recipes, if you haven't visited her go!! She has wonderful recipes over there! Don't expect these to last long...trust me...you'll be making them again!

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Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars
Tammy's Recipes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions:
1. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and bananas, beating thoroughly.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
3. Divide batter in half. Add the cocoa to one portion of the batter. Spread that portion in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Spoon remaining batter on top, swirling gently with butter knife if desired, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until batter tests done with a toothpick or fork. Cool and cut into 24 squares.

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67 comments:

Lisa said...

Such pretty looking salads. Hope your SIL is on the mend.

Marie said...

Hope your sister in law is in the pink soon. LOved all these recipes. Delicious pictures and very tasty looking and summery food!

Katy ~ said...

Gorgeous looking salads, and I LOVE the idea of the cucumber one. That is just adorable. What a terrific presentation and I think it's one I'm going to use. Do you only use the outside of the cucumber (because otherwise the seedy part wouldn't hold up or look as nice) or maybe the seedless cucumbers and use the whole thing?

Those bars do sound good and easy to make. Yumm...I can taste their goodness.

I'm glad your SIL is recovering nicely. I'm sure it is through your good care and attentiveness that she is doing so well. You have a wonderful heart and are a good friend and relative. You have blessed her.

Bless you, dear one.

Donna-FFW said...

How sweet you are to have done all that for a week, you must be exhausted too. I am glad your sil is on the mend and I wish her a speedy recovery.

Gorgeous salads you have here, but my fav has to be those banana bars. YOU KNOW I will be making those as bananas are a favorie here, especially when combined with chocolate some way. I loved your brown sugar banana cake.. did u see I posted about it..and I can not wait to try these. Thanks Bunny! Ive missed ya!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I just love it when women rally to help each other. The food all looks scrumptious but those banana chocolate bars are calling my name.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Of course I go right for the sweets, oh my give me a big piece, no make that two! The salads look great too.

Mary said...

You are such a sweet heart!! There aren't many folks like you left in the world these days. You're an angel.

As far as the throw them out of the hospital thing, it's called INSURANCE - the blood sucking thieves - and imagine what it'll be like before long with a national health care plan. Oh lordy...don't want me to even start gettin' political here.

Love the salads, but the bars look amazing!! Gotta put that on my to make list for sure.

Barbara Bakes said...

How kind of you to help! The bars do look crazy good! I never would have guessed about the cucumber bowl. It all looks terrific!

Linda said...

I hope your SIL is feeling better. God bless you all for helping out! You sure did make some tasty looking food to help her mend...beautiful! I love the layered salad.

Katrina said...

That salad sounds awesome! But first I'm going to have to make the banana bars. Oh my yum!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

pretty salad and those chocolate banana bottom bars look so good. Its awful how fast they send you home anymore. You can blame the insurance companies for that one. its sad.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm sure everything tastes great but I love the banana bars!!

amandalouden said...

You were missed! I hope your SIL is doing better. I got kicked out of the hospital after 4 days with each c-section. I could have used 2 weeks, ouch!

Elra said...

Delicious and very beautiful looking salad!

giz said...

I'm loving the look of the layered salad - a total colour explosion and would for sure get ahhs and ooohhs at the table.
I'm sad to hear about how your SIL was treated. Unfortunately, it's a scenario I hear all too often and totally not in the interest of the patient. I'm surprised they didn't offer help from a CCAC (Community Care Access) type homecare.

Ingrid said...

Carol your salad looked gorgeous all layered up in the trifle bowl.

Speaking of bowls the cucumber one is pretty neat too.

Best for last? LOL, Bunny you know I love me some bars and bananas? Yea!
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

Oops, almost forgot....hope yours sister in law is well on her way to mending.
~ingrid

pigpigscorner said...

Hope everything will be ok soon! love the layers!

Theresa said...

Great salads and of course, my weakness is sweets; those banana chocolate bottom bars got me running to the kitchen to whip up a batch!

Cyndy said...

Hi Katy,

Thank You,

I sent you an email!

Cyndy

Velva said...

That Caribbean salad looked amazing. Perfect for summer!!!

Reeni♥ said...

Everything looks wonderful!! Such a delicious range of flavors and textures in the chicken salad. I love it. And the banana bars are just divine!

Sara said...

That layered salad looks great. I love the presentation.

Debbie said...

I'm giving those banana bars a try real soon...think they will end up being a new favorite for me! I know how your sister in law feels. But I was like you - 6 days in the hospital. You need that. I don't see how they let her go the next day.

Sophie said...

Your dessert looks fab!!

I also love the layered Carribian chicken salad: so yummie looking!!

Grace said...

it's so kind of you to help out like that, bunny, i know they appreciate it!
meanwhile, i'm LOVING that caribbean salad--the yogurt alone sounds yummy. :) and the bars are bananas at their best.

KathyC said...

The salads look so refreshing! Love radishes!

Bunny, I'll take a banana bar please!

Melissa said...

Look at this! You reel us in with these healthy and beautiful salads and them tempt us as the end!!!! How naughty!

Anonymous said...

My mother makes a Lebanese layered salad that looks similar; however, uses very different ingredients. I always think layered salads are so aesthetically pleasing as well as delicious. The Chocolate Bottom Banana Bars are to die for! How delicious. They remind me of this recipe, which is also so tempting: http://www.ranker.com/list/chocolate-chunk-coconut-bars/vegan-recipes

chocolatecup said...

wow! even though i am not a fan of bananas. those bars look to die for!!

Maria said...

I have to try those bars! YUM!

Lori R. said...

I have to pick a better time to read your post. After a meal, not before.... everything looks yummy!!!
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Linda T. said...

Thanks for posting this delicious looking recipe that I can't wait to try. I'm buying bananas tomorrow! Thanks too for letting us know about tammy's recipes ... I never knew it existed.

Lori said...

Bunny - it doesnt surprise me that you were so caring in helping your SIL. You are always so supportive!

The banana bars are speaking to me!

Leslie said...

oh my..I must say my favorite are the bars!!!
Ley me know if you like the egg rolls!

Sharon said...

Aww, hope your SIL is doing better. I'm sure your TLC definitely helps. Um...those banana bars??! I am making those as soon as I see those bananas on my shelf turn brown.

Amber said...

Everthing looks soooooo good!!! Awesome pics! Sending prayers your sil's way.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You and your SIL are so lucky to have each other. I can only imagine how busy your were. The salads are so elegant looking but the chocolate bottom bnana bars have me stopped in my tracks - YUM!

The Blonde Duck said...

A c-section and they just threw her out? How rude! I bet these bars cheered her up!

Linda said...

Bunny, I eagerly await your latest posts--your recipes and photos always look SO good. I can't wait to try the salads and the banana dessert!

Kerstin said...

Awww, what a sweetheart you are taking care of your SIL and her family :)

The salads are gorgeous and look so delicious and refreshing! And chocolate bottom banana bars - YUM!

Leslie said...

Bunny,
Thank you soooooo much for letting me know you liked my egg rolls. Its always nice getting good feedback!

Erica said...

The Caribbean salad looks beautiful and delicious!!!

Great summer recipe.

Jeff said...

I felt bad I had sympathy for the story about your sil but then saw pic of bunny and lost in laughter.

Great looking recipes!

Lisa said...

I so agree with you about sending people home from the hospital! What a blessing to your SIL to have you living next door.

Those salads are beautiful! I really like the Caribbean theme and Southern Living is such a reliable source of inspiration. The Banana Bars finish things off nicely. Thanks for some great summery cooking ideas.

Juliana said...

Wow, such a nice salad...so colorful, and for the chocolate bars, no words but YUMMIE! Great pictures as well!

Amanda said...

I have missed you and all your wonderful posts! So nice to see you are back. About your SIL, it drives me crazy how hospitals do that now :( My brother had open heart surgery, not a triple, not a quadruple, but a five part bypass and he was sent home just a few days after! You are so sweet and good hearted to help her out and do everything you did. You rock mama :)

nyonya pendek melaka said...

Love your blog and all the bakes & cooking you have here! Hope yr SIL is well & happy now.

mikky said...

the salad, the dessert, they all look so good... thanks for sharing... :D

Daziano said...

Oh, I hope your sister in law is feeling even better!

Sophie said...

A whole new way to use up bananas, they look delicious. I'm sure your sister in law appreciates having you so close :).

Gloria said...

Hope your ister i n lawwas well soon dear Bunny!
I love your pictures and recipes look so yummy!
I send you huggs Bunny! xxGloria

Erin said...

That chicken salad looks delish!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oh my word! I'm going into a frenzy just looking at all this! You're so good hearted!

Michelle said...

everything looks yummy! I gave you an award!

Mindy said...

Wow... your salads are beautiful and look amazing!

Jacque said...

Oh my... you girls have got it goin' on, is all I can say. Wow, every recipe looks knock-your-socks-off good. Bravo!

quick cash advance said...

OMG!!! I felt very hungry looking at these yummy desserts. LAYERED CARIBBEAN CHICKEN SALAD is one of my favorite. Luckily, you have shared its ingredients and directions on how to make it. I will try doing this at home. Thanks for the post.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

That chicken and mango salad looks delicious and refreshing. It's great for those I-don't-want-to-cook nights.

I'm really loving the banana bars though. You can't go wrong with chocolate and bananas.

RecipeGirl said...

Sounds like you've been busy- glad she's on the mend now though.

Love the Caribbean Salad idea. It's so much fun to do some really different, unique recipes that you don't have every day. I absolutely LOVE salad for dinner, but my husband always asks me where the big, juicy steak is! Bunny's bars are droolworthy.

Happy Summer!

Elle said...

I hope your sil is fully recovered now, poor thing! Good thing you were there to help her out.

Everything in this post looks delicious! I love the light salads, and the delicious looking bars.

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

That looks super !! Good..... Yuuuummmmm

Claudia said...

I feel for your sister-in-law. Most of the civilized world is appalled at our health care system. Amazing. And sad. On the upside, I love these summer recipes and am reaching for the chicken. I loved the mixture of flavors. And am always up for a green salad while everything is fresh and has taste!

Coleen's Recipes said...

WOW, great pictures!!! What a lot of work. You asked if the donuts in my bread pudding were frosted...yes they were frosted with a light glaze.

Lori said...

In my previous life as a MEdical Social Worker, I cant even begin to tell you the loathing I feel for the insurance companies that dictated to doctors when to let a patient go home. Money overrules good judgement quite often, doesnt it? If we were sitting in a room talking about this you would find thatI have a great deal of passion about this subject.

But back to food. Bunny everything always looks so good on your site.

Barbara said...

The chocolate bottom banana bars are delicious. I've applied the same method to my favorite banana bread recipe and has been quickly consumed by myself, friends, family and coworkers alike. Thanks for the great idea!!!

Heather said...

I loved the chocolate bottom banana bars, they were wonderful.