Cocoa Banana Bars; Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 cups sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
First, cream together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in your egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Put all your dry ingredients in a large bowl, and mix 'em together. Make a well in the flour.
Once your batter is evenly mixed, pour half of it into a greased baking pan. The recipe said to use a 9x13 pan. I followed directions, but ended up with this:
The half portion of the batter couldn't be evenly spread all the way through the pan. This made me think I needed to used a smaller size. So I went ahead and greased my good old 9x7 and made the switch. I love making dirty dishes, clearly.
Spoon the chocolate batter over the regular batter, and swirl to make a marble looking pattern.
I wasn't all that great at the whole "swirling" thing. Haha. I need to practice I guess.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. I ended up letting mine go for an additional 5, because the small pan made them thicker than originally intended. I think you really are supposed to use the big 9x13 size, because the batter does rise quite a bit.