Oatmeal Banana Chunk Bars With Caramel Icing

Recipe by valchemist
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 13x9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until blended.
  • Add the flour mixture slowly, mixing just until blended.
  • Mix in the oats on low speed.
  • Gently stir in the banana by hand until just combined.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Put on a wire rack to cool.
  • While the bars are cooling, make caramel icing.
  • Put ¼ cup butter and ½ cup dark brown sugar in a medium saucepan and cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add milk and bring the mixture back to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add confectioners' sugar.
  • Stir vigorously until the mixture is smooth.
  • While it is still warm pour it over the warm bars and spread to cover evenly.
  • Work quickly so the icing doesn't harden.
  • Immediately sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over the icing.
  • When completely cool, cut into 18 bars.