2 Ingredient Banana Bread Cookie Bars

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Soft, fluffy banana bread cookie bars that are only 2 ingredients! So simple & easy to make and your house will smell like freshly baked banana bread! These 2 ingredient banana cookie bars will become an easy family favorite.

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Whenever I have a little free time I love looking for new recipes to try. I’ve been eyeing this recipe for awhile now at Pillsbury. I’m always so skeptical of recipes with only 2 ingredients so I put it aside. I mean, how could that possibly taste good?!

Curiosity got the best of me and I made them. And, oh WOW! are they good. So good in fact that I am posting them today! I could not wait any longer to share the deliciousness. I was not sure what texture to expect from these. Are they a cookie bar? Are they more like banana bread? In between?

They turned out fluffy like a cloud. Not that I know how ‘fluffy’ a cloud is but I would assume they’re as fluffy and soft as a cloud πŸ™‚Β {2 Ingredient!} BANANA BREAD COOKIE BARS | www.togetherasfamily.com

Mix up 2 Ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer (or hand blender). Yes, only 2!

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Dump the batter into your pan, bake, let cool and then frost them! I was (and still am) amazed that these actually worked and that they’re so yummy.

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And the best part is that your house will smell like fresh baked banana bread. But little will everyone know is that you actually only spent 1 minute combining 2 ingredients and then let it bake away. Plus, a few minutes for the simple frosting. That’s it!

Normally I send treats with my husband to take to his office, but not these ones. Nope. We ate them all in 2 days….. they’re seriously just that good.

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We preferred these bars cold from the fridge. I will give a helpful hint and say that if you want them to cut easily & pretty, then you need to let them get cold in the fridge. I tried cutting these bars after they had been cooled and left out on the counter top, and it was a mess! So, for easy cutting, pop these little babies in the fridge for 30 minutes + and then cut into squares πŸ™‚

{2 Ingredient!} Banana Bread Cookie Bars
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    banana bread cookie bars
  • 1 refrigerated tube (16.5 oz) sugar cookies
  • 1 medium size ripe banana
  • simple frosting
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (heavy cream is best)


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by lining with tin foil (so it hangs over the edges) and spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or hand mixer) combine the roll of sugar cookie dough and banana. Using the paddle attachment, mix together on medium-low speed until a combined and smooth batter forms. Mix until light in color and fluffy. About 1-2 minutes.
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes. It will be a golden brown color, puffy, and a toothpick inserted in middle should come out dry with some moist crumbs.
  • Let cool completely.
  • For the frosting: In a mixing bowl using a hand blender, beat the butter until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Blend together. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thick frosting forms. You may need more or less milk. Just add a little at a time until the frosting forms.
  • Garnish with a slice of banana. For best taste keep cold in fridge.

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    Mama Munchkin
    February 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm Those look seriously SO insanely delicious. I may be drooling ?
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      Together As Family
      February 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm haha :) Thanks! They didn't stick around for long in our house, that's for sure!
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    The Better Baker
    February 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm This is a new one to me. AH.MA.ZING!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Pinning and planning to make one day soon.
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      Together As Family
      February 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm Thanks so much! It was new to me too and I was very skeptical. But they were delicious. Especially cold. Yum! Love your link party.
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    Melissa @ Served Up With Love
    February 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm Love this recipe! Adding to my list of must make recipes. Thanks so much for coming and sharing at Weekend Potluck!
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      Together As Family
      February 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm Thanks so much Melissa! I love your link party :)
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    Alli @ Tornadough Alli
    February 26, 2016 at 9:05 am These look great Jessica!!! Bananas are my fave so these need to be made soon!!
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      Together As Family
      February 26, 2016 at 10:05 am Thanks Alli! :)
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    February 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm What size pan fori 2 ingredient banana bars? Thanks
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      Together As Family
      February 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm Hi Meryl. You will need an 8x8-inch baking dish for them. Let me know if you have any more questions :) Thanks for stopping by.
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    February 27, 2016 at 9:31 am These look so easy and delicious! What did you do to keep the bananas on top from turning brown?
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      Together As Family
      February 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm Thanks Tanya. We ate these so fast that the bananas did not even have time to brown..... There were a few pieces that I put in the fridge (with the banana on top) and it did turn brown, but we just took it off when we ate the bar. Surprisingly, the bananas did not brown very fast. I do know you can soak them in some lemon juice to help prevent browning. I would not add the bananas on top until right before you serve them. I hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by.
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