These moist snack bars with creamy frosting taste a lot like banana bread. The recipe is from a Wyoming, Michigan, reader.

Source: Midwest Living
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Buttermilk Banana Bars

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl stir together the butter, buttermilk, mashed banana, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Fold in walnuts.

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  • Spread in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

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  • Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread over the cooled dessert. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 48 bars.

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To make sour milk, place 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Pour in enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (Buttermilk Banana Bars)

165 calories; 8 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. 44 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 2 g protein; 243 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 16 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 151 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Sift powdered sugar; gradually add to butter mixture, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy.

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