Bake for the Cure Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Cocoa Bottom Banana Bars Recipe

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     This is my second recipe for the Bake for the Cure! This is a fun fall favorite of mine! These bars are absolutely delicious! If you love chocolate and bananas then this recipe is for you! These bars are super moist as well!

     Here is a little about Bake for the Cure:

"Bake for the Cure is supporting breast cancer with a love for cooking. ACH Foods has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer with the intention of building awareness, support, and interest in the cause by providing visitors with a baking forum dedicated to all things pink."

Visit Bake for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure for more information!

Cocoa Bottom Banana Pecan Bars

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
5 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ACH baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


1 cup or less chocolate chips! (We love this added extra ingredient in our recipe)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 13 by 9 inch pan; set aside.
2. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl; beat until creamy. Add bananas, egg, and vanilla; beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to banana mixture; beat until well blended. Stir in pecans.
3. Divide batter in half. Stir cocoa into one half. Spread cocoa batter in prepared pan. Spread plain batter over cocoa batter; swirl with knife.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

Makes 15 to18 servings
    I encourage you to try this great recipe out! I'd love to hear of your stories of hope and survival so please post below!
    Happy Baking!
I received ACH brand products and a gift card for posting this recipe. I am also entered into a giveaway for doing so.

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