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Cookies and Candy - Spicy Banana Bars

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened, or shortening
  • 1/3 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons water

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter and banana until well blended. Add milk and egg; beat well. Stir in flour and remaining bar ingredients until well mixed. Spread in greased and floured pan. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan. Stir in powdered sugar, lemon juice, and enough water for desired spreading consistency. Spread over warm bars. Cool completely. Cut into narrow bars and garnish as desired.
Submitted By: Martha Jean Burris
Rutherford Farmers Co-op
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