• Monkey Bars

    June 3, 2011

    Mmm! Two of my favorite foods together in one dessert! Smooth peanut butter and sweet banana combine to make these thick, muffin-like bars. All they need now are chocolate chips!

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    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 ripe banana
    • Pinch of salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray 8″ X 8″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.
    4. Spread batter in prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until bars are cooked all the way through.
    5. Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting.

    Makes 12 bars

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    { 18 comments… read them below or add one }

    Crista June 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Delicious looking. Have to try these… looks like my favorite banana bread, in packable size!!


    Hilary June 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Um, hello YUM! Happy cookie Friday!


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    These look great! I’m going to try them with soy nut butter and chocolate chips. 🙂


    Serena June 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Happy cookie Friday! Yummy bars, they just need some chocolate and cinnamon to spice them up!


    Sarah June 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Ohh banana… ohh peanut butter… combined together in all their glory!


    Kim (Imperfectly Perfect) June 3, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    These look and sound so good! I’ve been in a peanut butter mood a lot lately. I will have to add making these on my list of “to dos” this weekend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    Ryan @ PauseTheMoment.com June 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Wow, these look SO good. I think we’ll try to throw a batch of these together tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!


    Hannah June 4, 2011 at 1:59 am

    One day bananas will no longer cost $2.50 each in Australia, and I will make them…


    Khushboo June 4, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Great! I’ve been looking for a recipe to bring me closer to OIAJ!


    Emily June 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Those look great! I love love love the peanut butter and banana combo! And I love how your recipes are always so simple yet delicious:) You don’t have a bunch of complicated ingredients…just simple, easy, and tasty…I think it’s great!


    de June 4, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for sharing! These look yummy, and definitely need some chocolate chip lovin’! On the other hand, that weird ad for Baconalia or something (was that really ice cream with bacon on it?!) from Denny’s looked disturbing! haha!


    Katherine: Unemployed June 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    hey hey; delicious monkeys!


    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather June 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Yummers these look great! I love banana and peanut butter together.


    Kelly June 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    My favorite peanut butter + bananas..I believe these will be in our kitchen soon 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!


    Luv What You Do June 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I just put these bars in the oven (with the addition of chocolate chips). I’m not sure I’ll be able to let them cool completely before digging in!


    Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) June 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    These look AMAZING! AHH


    Shelby June 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

    omg i want these now!!! 🙂

    nothing like a good old jar of teddies in the background! that stuff is better than crack! its seriously amazing!!!! i dont understand why people consume skippys or jif when that stuff is just soooo sooo good!!!


    Bake a Little June 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    These look amazing! I love the combo idea!


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