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Sunday Sweets ~ Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

A couple of over-ripe bananas…and it’s Sunday Sweet time for sure.

One of my family’s fav’s is banana chocolate chip bars. Super easy to make and perfect when I’ve bought too many bananas this week. With a few staple pantry ingredients I can throw together a fabulous treat.

This is my mom’s recipe. I still use the recipe card that I wrote the recipe on in green ink when I was a little girl and by now…it has plenty of batter splatters on it.


Banana Chocolate Chip Bars:

In small bowl mix together:

            2 cups Flour

            2 tsp Baking Powder

            ½ tsp Salt

 In larger bowl cream:

            2/3 cup Shortening (I used butter flavored Crisco for better flavor)

            2/3 cup Sugar

            2/3 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar

 Beat in:

      1 tsp pure Vanilla

            1 Egg

            1 cup mashed Banana

            1 cup Chocolate Chips (I use mini-chips)

 Mix  wet and dry ingredients.

Grease your baking pan. My mom makes these in a jellyroll pan and bakes for 20 minutes.

My family likes them a thick and chewy so I use a 13×9 baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool and Enjoy!

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April 11, 2010 Posted by | Cakes By Robyn, Sunday Sweets, Yummo | , , , | Leave a comment

National Black Forest Cake Day

Today, March 28th, is National Black Forest Cake Day…yes, there really is a national day for this delectable dessert.

The black forest cake originated in the 16th century in the Black Forest region in Germany.

I recently came across this Black Forest Cake recipe (click here for recipe) on a friend’s dessert blog ~ Desserted Planet and you’ve gotta check it out…and you’ve got to make her family recipe. She is a fabulous chocolatier – she makes the most unbelievable chocolate covered cherries (my personal favorite) and she is absolutely famous for her chocolate covered marshmallows. 

As you know, I am a baker and I love a new challenge. This cake isn’t complicated but it does take time to make all the components.

This black forest cake is a moist chocolate cake layered with a rich chocolate ganache, sweetened whipped cream, and a sweet dark cherry sauce. I chose to use a chocolate buttercream frosting and it proved to be a great choice.

A little treat every once in a while is a fabulous thing!…so grab a cup of coffee and a fork and indulge!

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Coffee, Yummo | , , , , , | Leave a comment