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Chocolate Marbled Banana Nut Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 20

Prize-Winning Recipe Fall 2010! Got ripe bananas? Stir 'em up with sugar cookie mix to make yummy banana bars. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
3/4
cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1 1/4
cups semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter and egg until soft dough forms. Reserve 1 cup of the dough. To the remaining dough, add mashed banana and walnuts; mix well. Spread in bottom of pan.
  • 2
    In medium microwaveable bowl, microwave 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on High about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add reserved cookie dough; stir until well blended. Drop chocolate dough by spoonfuls evenly over top of banana mixture; spread gently to almost cover. Swirl chocolate mixture into banana mixture with knife for marbled design.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on High about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • The secret to cutting bars easily is to line the pan with foil. Just lift out after baking and cut. Spray the foil for best results.
  • To make drizzling the chocolate easier, put the melted chocolate in a small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag; squeeze to drizzle.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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