Banana-Kissed Nutella Bars
Author: Kathi
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed up
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup nutella
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-x-8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add egg, vanilla and mashed-up banana and mix until incorporated. Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder until combined. Remove ½ cup of batter from the bowl and set aside.
  3. Finally, add nutella to the batter in the bowl and mix until combined. Mix in cocoa powder until just incorporated. Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan and top with the remaining white batter. Try to spread it somewhat evenly, but it doesn't have to be perfect. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
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