In fact, these brownies are so good, you can probably use
them to bribe folks into just about anything.
“If you do this,
I’ll make you some Banana Split Brownies.”
Yeah, these are as good as gold.
Banana Split Brownies
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (3 medium)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Directions for Chocolate Banana Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on
medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder,
baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides
of bowl occasionally. Beat in banana and eggs. Beat or stir
in flour and cocoa powder.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake about 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into
center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below) if desired.
Cut into bars. Garnish with banana slices and maraschino cherries.
Cover and store in refrigerator.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. tub cream cheese with strawberries
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
½ cup frozen strawberries, thawed, drained, and cut
2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar
Directions for Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
In mixing bowl, combine ½ of 8-oz tub cream cheese with
strawberries, and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.
Beat with electric
mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in ½ cup frozen
Beat in 2 ½ to 3 cups powdered sugar or enough
to make frosting of spreading consistency (frosting will stiffen