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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prep:
25 mins
bake:
30 mins at 350°
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 bars
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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; total fat 8g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 99mg; potassium 44mg; carbohydrates 22g; fiber 0g; sugar 16g; protein 2g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 151mg; iron 0mg.

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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