Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars
Yield: 12 bars Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat 9-inch-square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Mix together flour and baking powder in small bowl.

3. Beat together banana, brown sugar and granulated sugar in bowl until blended. Add buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla, beating well.

4. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Fold in nuts. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

5. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

6. Meanwhile, stir together confectioners sugar and water in small cup until smooth. If necessary, for a better drizzling consistency, add more water, a drop at a time. Drizzle over cooled cake. Cut cake into 12 bars. Makes 12 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 180, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 18, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 32, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 55, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.