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Ooey Gooey Banana Bars

Sticky Banana Bars are sweet, moist dessert bars loaded with bananas and glazed with homemade salted caramel butter cream.

INGREDIENTS

BANANA BARS
1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) butter, melted
2 cups (400g) of brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 (about 2/3 cup) ripe bananas, mashed (some pieces are fine)

SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER CREAM
1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups (250g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup (82g) caramel topping
1 1/2 teaspoons of whole milk, as needed

INSTRUCTIONS

BANANA BARS
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9×13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, using a hand blender, combine the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
At low speed, add vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Add eggs, stirring at low speed until incorporated.
Add the flour and salt, mixing well.
Add the mashed bananas.
Pour the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is ready.
Allow the bars to cool while preparing the buttercream glaze.

SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER CREAM
Combine butter, sugar, salt and caramel topping in the bowl of a stand up blender equipped with a shovel.
Start mixing at low speed until the sugar is incorporated into the butter.
Increase mixing speed to high and whisk until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Adjust consistency with milk as needed.
Frost the banana bars with the butter cream after they have cooled completely.