website. She made them for a church gathering and I ate two and wanted more! My husband is also a fan of these puppies, and he is not big on sweet stuff.
By the way, I am now sticking to name brand chocolate chips like I do with marshmallows. The bargain brand chips I used in this recipe had a chalky texture once heated and were a total rip off. Stick with the good stuff. It's worth the extra 50 cents!
BLACK-BOTTOM BANANA BARS
slightly adapted from Taste of Home
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3-4 medium)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tbsp. mayo
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the bananas. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide batter in half. Add cocoa and mayo to one half; spread into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with a knife. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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