Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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If your favorite flavor combination is peanut butter and banana then these Peanut Butter Banana Bars are the perfect dessert for you. These chewy and soft bars are full of sweet yummy goodness!

peanut butter banana bars

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These bars make for a great middle ground dessert with not too much sugar while still being sweet and tasty. Kids will love them and you will love feeding them a low sugar treat!

The combination of peanut butter and bananas also make this recipe a good source of protein. Make a batch on Sunday afternoon and you can throw a square in the kid’s lunches each day.

peanut butter banana bars

Ingredients To Make Peanut Butter Banana Bars

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • peanut butter chips
  • crushed banana chips
  • white sugar
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs

How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with a coat of butter and dust with flour or spray with non-stick spray. Set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, peanut butter chips and crushed banana chips in a mixing bowl. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed.

how to make peanut butter banana bars

Add eggs. Beat mixture on high until it is fluffy and thoroughly combined. Slowly add the dry flour mixture to the sugar/butter mixture. Stir quite well to thoroughly combine all ingredients. Spoon all of the mixture into the baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cut into bars and enjoy.

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Tips & Notes

Substitutions for Peanut Butter Banana Bars

  • All Purpose Flour: for a gluten free treat, replace the all purpose flour with the same amount of almond flour.
  • Baking Soda: if you’ve run out of this essential baking supply don’t worry, you can still make this delicious dessert! Just use three times as much baking powder for the same result.
  • Peanut Butter Chips: even though these are peanut butter banana bars, if you prefer chocolate with your banana, substitute the peanut butter chips for chocolate chops.
  • Sugar: if you have run out of sugar or want to try a healthier option, you can replace the sugar with honey. Although honey is sweeter than sugar so only use 1/3 cup for this recipe.

How to Store Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Counter: store these bars on the counter, in original baking dish covered with cling wrap for up to 4 days.

Freezer: cut bars into squares and place them in freezer ziplock bags to freeze for up to four months. When ready to eat leave on the counter for a day or two for them to thaw and reach room temperature.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

If your favorite flavor combination is peanut butter and banana then these Peanut Butter Banana Bars are the perfect dessert for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter chips

  • 1/2 cup crushed banana chips

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Grease an 8-inch baking dish with a coat of butter and dust with flour or spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, peanut butter chips and crushed banana chips in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed.
  • Add eggs. Beat mixture on high until it is fluffy and thoroughly combined.
  • Slowly add the dry flour mixture to the sugar/butter mixture. Stir quite well to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • Spoon all of the mixture into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely. Cut into bars and enjoy.

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