Breaking Bad Banana Bars
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or more)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch baking dish with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar, until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in banana, vanilla, and egg, until well combined. Beat in flour mixture until just combined.
Scrape batter into dish, and smooth surface. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top. Bake at 350 degrees F, for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before slicing.
Yield: 9 bars