Caramel Banana Bars
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 16 bars
A delicious banana cookie bar studded with chopped walnuts and topped off with a chocolate glaze.
For the Banana Bars:
  • 6 T. butter
  • ⅓ c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. ground cardamom
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 2 T. sour cream
  • ⅓ c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • ½ c. chopped walnuts
For the topping:
  • ½ c. milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar and butter are completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cardamom.
  4. In a medium bowl mash together the banana and sour cream.
  5. Add the sugar to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  6. Stir in the vanilla and walnuts and mix well.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. To make the topping simply place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir well. Continue heating in 15 second intervals, stirring in between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  10. Pour the chocolate over top of the bars and smooth. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts.
  11. Allow the chocolate 30 minutes to harden. Cut into 16 bars and serve.
Recipe from Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at