Sunday, August 8, 2010

Recipe: Monkey Bars with Chocolate Bits

This is an excellent recipe to use up those old bananas collecting in the refrigerator.  I tried it with the cinnamon but think I would prefer it without cinnamon.  This recipe is  much like a banana bread only in bars.
I found the recipe in Woman's Day Magazine.
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MONKEY BARS (printable recipe)
1 2/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 5)
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 tsp. each baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350'.   Line a 15x10x1/2 inch  baking pan
with nonstick foil (let the foil extend about 2 inches
above pan at both ends.)

Whisk mashed bananas, sugar, oil, milk, eggs,
vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon (optional) and salt in
a large bowl until mixed thoroughly. Whisk in flour
just until blended; gently stir in 1/2 cup of the min
chocolate chips.

Spread batter in prepared pan.   Sprinkle remaining
chocolate chips on top.   Bake 15-20 mins. until
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Holding foil by ends, lift from pan onto cutting board.
Carefully cut lengthwise in 4 strips and then cut
each strip in 10; remove foil.

80 cal. per bar

NOTE:  I do prefer these without the cinnamon.  


La said...

Those look delicious! La

Megan said...

Yummo! Taking this recipe for after school snacks!

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Dearheart Designs said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from Follow Us Monday Mornings! Those Monkey Bars sound delicious! I'll have to try them!

Jill said...

That looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Miss JLA said...

OH MY!! This looks FANTASTIC! I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to steal more recipes!

momstheword said...

They look yummy, too! It's a good thing we can't gain weight just looking, haha!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday meme!

Anonymous said...

You won me over with this recipe! I love anything with bananas.

Following from the Sunday Social.

Bargain Mom said...

Looks yummy! I am a new follower!

chocoholic said...

Those look great! I'll have to give this recipe a try!

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds great! But I'll use a gluten-free flour. I love chocolate and bananas. What a great combination. :-)

Fallan said...

This looks good! I am saving this recipe to make sometime soon. Yum!
Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

I am hopping in!!
Nice to meet you and those delicious Monkey bars!!

The Girl Creative said...

Those look soo good!!! I'm trying real hard to be good but might have to try these! :)

Kelle said...

I am a new follower from Meet Me Monday. I enjoyed my visit to your blog and look forward to your posts. The Monkey Bar recipe looks delicious and is one I will make soon. Have a great week! =)

Kelle said...

I am a new follower from Meet Me Monday. I enjoyed my visit to your blog and look forward to your posts. Your Monkey Bar recipe looks delicious and is one I will make soon. Have a great week! =)

Ginger said...

Mmmmm! Yummy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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Christy said...

these look delicious and so moist. i think i am going to agree with you about the isn't my favorite with banana or chocolate...

decdiva1 said...

these look and sound yummy! i am going to try these! thanks! visiting you via tools are for women too party!

Kimberly said...

Mmmm that looks good!
Great blog! Came across your blog from one of the blog hops, and looking forward to reading more of your stuff. I am now following... feel free to follow back if you like!!!!
All the best,

Andrea said...

What a beautiful blog!

I'll definitely make these.

Anonymous said...

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Leigh said...

I'm going to save that recipe, sounds like something my kids would love!

Dropping in from FMBT to say hello and to become a new follower.

idesign said...

those look fantastic!!! visiting from topsy turvy :)

Meghan said...

YUMMY! I want some now. Following form FMBT

Tree said...

MMMM....those look wonderful! Glad you stopped by for another Tasty Tuesday. I have some old bananas and was actually going to make banana bread today. But, I think I'll go with the bars instead. LOL Thanks!!

Amanda said...

mm sounds so yummy. i'm bookmarking it for later :)

Big Mama said...

Hi, I am following from the Tuesday blog hop! Good to meet ya. Liking you blog, I'll be back.

the country cook said...

YUM! I love banana bread and chocolate and anything in a bar shape. I think these are a winner... -

Amy said...

Yum! Found you on Welcome Wednesday and now are your newest followers! Love your cute blog!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Here from Welcome Wednesday and now I'm drooling on my keyboard! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jenn Erickson said...

Monkey Bars? Saw your entry in Sew Much Ado's blog hop and had to come by. My daughter is going to flip! Can't wait to try your recipe. So glad I hopped on over, and am delighted to be you newest follower. Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Amy said...

Yummy.. I am hosting an event today if you want to link up. I am stopping by from Friday Favorite. Have a great day..

Domestic Nerd said...

These look amazing! I'm your newest follower from Friendly Friday :)

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Peterson Family said...

So not fair to show to someone who is hungry. I am pretty sure that I would eat the whole pan right now! That looks amazing!!!

Danelle said...

Yum! I think I'll make these for my monkeys . . . I mean, kids. :)

Michelle said...

Looks good!! Nice & moist.

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FrouFrouBritches said...

I am so glad you posted these. Next week I am making breakfast for all the staff at my son's preschool since he is going to Kindergarten - kind of a thank you and these will go great with the menu! thanks so much for sharing!!! Can't wait to try them!

Christy said...

That looks super yummy!

Amy said...

Thanks for linking up.. Glad to have you..

Stacy Rajab said...

Oh my gosh - these look great! Man, I wish I could cook:) I'm a new follower from Friendly Friday.

Jingle said...

sweet and yummy.

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Those look delicious; love the name!


Jerri said...

These look great! And I love their name!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Everything's better with Chocolate! My kids would love this! Thakns for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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