Banana Monkey Bars

Banana Monkey Bars created by V.A.718

What to do with those last two bananas? Make these quick and easy cookies! This uses a yellow cake mix as a base and adds lots of goodies on top. This recipe is from Camilla Saulsbury's book Cake Mix Cookies.

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray the bottom only of a 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl beat cake mix, oil and egg until well blended and crumbly.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Set aside 1 cup of the crumb mixture.
  • Firmly press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine condensed milk and mashed banana; pour evenly over crust.
  • Top with butterscotch chips and coconut; press down firmly.
  • Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake 25-28 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut into bars.
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"What to do with those last two bananas? Make these quick and easy cookies! This uses a yellow cake mix as a base and adds lots of goodies on top. This recipe is from Camilla Saulsbury's book Cake Mix Cookies."
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  1. Beelzs Cook
    These were good but they put me thru the ringer. I had the crust in the pan and had mashed the bananas and opened the sweetened condense milk only to find the color a bit odd. Oh the 2007 date on the bottom might be the reason. Off to buy a new can. Got back finished up and on my way to the oven took one last look at the directions - didn't reserve the 1c. crumbs. It was all on the bottom. Anyway all that aside and my revisions it was still good. I used a chocolate cake mix, no nuts, used peanut butter/ chocolate swirl chips instead and egg beaters. Thanks for the recipe even thru all that it was good.
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  2. Kittencalrecipezazz
    wow these are super moist extremely delicious and very rich, I made for my DS and his GF they thoroughly enjoyed the bars, thanks mary!
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  3. mwcmax99
    Major Yum! Sinfully delicious. This was EXACTLY the recipe I'd lost & had been looking for. My husband is a Mason, all of the brother Masons devoured these on sight. I made these at 5:30 a.m., before having coffee, & forgot to add coconut & chips--still perfect! Had to bake for about 50 minutes (glass dish, 325 degrees).
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  4. Chef Schellies
    We loved these bars. I omitted the nuts in the crust but used a cup of slivered almonds instead of the coconut. Also, I used a glass pan instead of the metal and because of this, I added about 12 minutes onto the baking time. They turned out slightly browned on the bottom and gooey in the middle. Next time, I might add some peanut butter chips. Thanks for the recipe!
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  5. Chef Schellies
    We loved these bars. I omitted the nuts in the crust but used a cup of slivered almonds instead of the coconut. Also, I used a glass pan instead of the metal and because of this, I added about 12 minutes onto the baking time. They turned out slightly browned on the bottom and gooey in the middle. Next time, I might add some peanut butter chips. Thanks for the recipe!
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