Banana Mini Morsel Bars
Oh, my, Banana Mini Morsel Bars are so delightful. This delicious cookie is composed of a couple of my favorite things–chocolate chips–need I say more? And, bananas. I love bananas. I eat 2 or 3 a day usually either in yogurt or with some kind of nut butter like macadamia nut butter or almond butter or even peanut butter. So anytime I can find a recipe that combines some of my favorite things, then I have to fit it into my schedule and make it up.
Banana Mini Morsel Bars have all the delicious flavor and texture of banana bread with chocolate chips in cookie-bar form. This is a thin bar in composition, but that doesn’t mean it’s thin on flavor. I made a batch of these tasty bars for our church office last week and everyone loved them.
They certainly satisfy any cravings for chocolate you may have or any sweet tooth addiction. On top of that, they really are pretty quick and easy to make. You don’t have a lot of steps, nor an elaborate icing that has to be made. Instead you dust the tops with confectioners’ sugar and you’re good to go.
I found this delightful recipe on the Nestle’s baking site Very Best Baking a few years ago. I copied the recipe down into my cookbook and then when I actually went to make them last week I realized the recipe was also on the back of a Nestle’s miniature chocolate chips package. I only slightly adapted the recipe. If you love to bake, then I highly recommend their website for all kinds of wonderful ideas. The Nestle’s test kitchens are some of the best.
If you’re looking for a fairly quick and easy cookie recipe that you can spread into a pan instead of shaping or rolling, and you have some bananas that need to be used up, then here’s your recipe! You and your family are sure to enjoy it.
Banana Mini Morsel Bars are a scrumptious treat your whole family will enjoy.
These delectable bars have the texture of banana bread with chocolate chips in cookie-bar form!
These are loaded with chocolate to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.
Banana Mini Morsel Bars are a great way to use up overripe bananas!
Here’s what I did.
Place softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg in a large mixing bowl.
Add mashed bananas, salt, baking powder and vanilla.
Mix with an electric mixer to combine.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add miniature chocolate chips.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Grease a 10×15″ jelly roll pan. Pour prepared cookie batter into pan and smooth the top.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool bars completely before sprinkling with powdered sugar. Cut into 48 bars.
Don’t Banana Mini Morsel Bars look wonderful? These easy bars are great to take along with you to tailgating parties or potlucks.
There’s lots of banana flavor and chocolate in every bite.
Here’s the recipe.
BANANA MINI MORSEL BARS
(Recipe adapted from Nestle’s Very Best Baking website)
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 medium mashed ripe bananas
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups (12-ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, egg, bananas, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
- Stir in flour and chocolate chips.
- Spread into prepared jelly roll pan.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This side view shows some of the texture of the bars.
Banana Mini Morsel Bars will make great treats for the holidays. These bars are so easy you can mix them up quickly anytime you need a dessert on the spur of a moment.