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Desserts
Sep
15
2017

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

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These Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars make the perfect back to school treat!  Packed with peanut butter, banana and chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

What a treat my Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars are, so excited for you to try them.

It’s a pleasure partnering with Stevia In The Raw® to bring you these bars that are perfect for getting back in the kitchen now that school is back in session and the temperatures are starting to come down!

How Do I Use Stevia In The Raw?

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Stevia In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener, perfect for any baking and cooking needs.  It contains an extract from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant.  Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag measures cup for cup with sugar so it can easily be used in any of your favorite recipes to reduce sugar and calories – no conversion from sugar to Stevia In The Raw® necessary.

When baking with Stevia In The Raw®, it is recommended to only replace half the sugar a recipe calls for in order to achieve the proper browning, rising, and caramelizing that only sugar can provide. More than 700 calories are saved for every cup of sugar that is swapped out for Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

You’ll start this bar recipe by mashing 1 medium ripe banana with one stick of softened butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Add Stevia In The Raw® and granulated sugar up next.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

I added 1 tablespoon of honey to the mix as well.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

One large egg up next.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

A nice splash of pure vanilla extract.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

A couple tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Dry ingredients up next!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Mini chocolate chips!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Stir until dough forms.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Transfer to baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown and baked through.  Let cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Loved sharing these bars with the boys after school this week.  Everyone loved them!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Be sure to store remaining bars in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

Tips For Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

*Be sure to always use parchment paper to line your baking pan, makes removing the bars much easier.

*Use a plastic knife to cut into squares.  This is a lifesaver as the plastic doesn’t stick to the bars.

*Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.

*Store any leftovers in an airtight container room temperature or chilled for about 3 days.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bars, chocolate chip, peanut butter
Servings: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir and mash butter and bananas until well combined. Stir in Stevia, granulated sugar then egg, vanilla and peanut butter until well combined. Slowly stir in flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Stir until dough forms then transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and baked through. Let cool completely, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares to serve.

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Stevia In The Raw however thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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    I made these yesterday and they are so delicious! The only thing I added was sesame seeds. However, even though they cooked beautifully when they cooled I could not cut and remove them from the pan without falling apart a bit. After refrigerating overnight they have firmed up a bit. My question is, was my mixture too wet perhaps? Or do are these bars a bit crumbly? I love them and am, happy I can save myself from finishing the pan with keeping the remaining bars in the freezer. How long do they take to thaw…do you know?


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