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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour (remove 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup chopped nuts
Brown Sugar Frosting:
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 tablespoon half&half
6 tablespoon brown sugar
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in order given. Bake in greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 min. Let cool. Brown Sugar Frosting: Cook ingredients to a boil in pan. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Stir until blended and frost bars.

Kathy Young
Bettendorf




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