Banana Crunch Bars

Rum-flavored bananas top a chocolate crust for these dessert bars.

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Makes:
16 servings
Yields:
16 to 20 bars
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
4 hrs
Bake:
10 mins 350°F
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Banana Crunch Bars

Ingredients
1 3/4
cups crushed chocolate wafers (about 36 wafers)
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
3
tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter
2
medium bananas, sliced (1-1/2 cups)
1
teaspoon rum flavoring
1/2
1/2
cup peanut butter-flavored pieces
1
teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium bowl combine the crushed wafers, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter. Press into bottom of a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan combine corn syrup and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir over medium heat until melted and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in bananas and rum flavoring. Spoon banana mixture in an even layer over baked crust.
  3. In a small saucepan combine the chocolate pieces, peanut butter-flavored pieces, and shortening. Stir over low heat until melted. Drizzle over the banana mixture. Cover and chill until set. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before cutting into bars. Serve the same day. Makes 16 to 20 bars.

Nutrition Facts

(Banana Crunch Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 253 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 22 mg chol.,
  • 204 mg sodium,
  • 31 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 21 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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