Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Healthier MoNkEY BaRs

These should really be called Mmm Monkey bars cause I cant seem to eat them without saying Mmmmm! Its basically a banana bread recipe with icing...ohh so good. This recipe is from a website called 
Super easy:
                                                                     1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 ¾ cups (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix the first four ingredients then add the bananas, and vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients then add them to the wet mixture. NOTE: I used half white flour and half whole wheat flour. I also used greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Once all mixed together, grease and flour a regular 9x13 glass pan. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. I took mine out around 23 minutes cause I like my desserts slightly gooey in the middle. When the Monkey bars are almost done start your icing. You will need:
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
3 Tablespoons milk

In a saucepan bring the butter to a boil, then immediately add the powdered sugar. Mix well and then add the last two ingredients. Let the Monkey bars cool just for a couple minutes then pour the icing over the bars while its still warm and spread it around. Let them cool completely unless you like warm ooey gooey desserts (which I do). Enjoy!

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