Banana-Cashew Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

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Banana-Cashew Bars with Browned Butter Frosting
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24
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Browned butter cream cheese frosting is a perennial favorite, and layered on top of a banana-cashew bar, it's perfectly irresistible.
Updated Sep 20, 2016



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews


  • 1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • 24 cashew halves, if desired
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, bananas, 1/3 cup butter and the eggs until blended. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Stir in cashews; spread batter in pan. Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown; remove from heat. Using spoon, gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla and the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Immediately spread over cooled bars. Score into 6 rows by 4 rows, making shallow cuts in frosting. Top center of each bar with cashew half, pressing in lightly. Cut bars on scored lines.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    When making frosting, watch butter carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • tip 2
    Since browned butter frosting sets up quickly, do not make it until the bars have cooled.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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