Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars

My Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars make the perfect quick fix dessert any night of the week! Sweet ripe bananas and delicious chocolate swirled together, so yummy!

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know we love bananas around here! If you haven’t been with me long – we truly LOVE bananas! They’re usually available in the grocery store, and I hope it stays that way. :)

Because we usually have bananas around I love to experiment and try new recipes with bananas pretty frequently. So, today I bring you my Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars that make a great dessert any night of the week!

The nice thing about these bars is like banana bread, they get better in the fridge after they sit a bit. Don’t you just love it?


This recipe starts with a cake mix, which always makes things easier. From time to time I like to bring you guys recipes that start with a mix for those times when you just don’t have the time or desire to make something from scratch.

I don’t judge! Being a wife and mom, I get it! Personally I think it’s always good to have a combination of from-scratch and from-a-mix recipes in your collection. You decided what recipes you want to use and when. :)


These bars are super-moist and just so delectable. My Chocolate Banana Swirl Bars are great by themselves for those who want just a bar for dessert, and they’re absolutely fantastic with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (banana ice cream with chocolate chunks and walnuts). Just saying!


Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars

Ingredients:                                                                                 Chocolate Swirl Banana Bars_2557

1 regular yellow cake mix

1 stick butter, melted

1 large egg

3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas, (about 2 small)

1 cup miniature chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

2. Mix the cake mix, melted butter and egg in a large bowl with a heavy spoon until well blended (dough will be thick). Measure out about 1 cup of the dough and set aside. Mix the mashed bananas into the remaining dough until blended, then spread into prepared pan.

3. Microwave 3/4 cup of the miniature chocolate chips in a medium microwaveable bowl on High for 30 seconds at a time until chips are melted and smooth. Mix in the reserved 1 cup of dough with heavy spoon until blended. Drop by large spoonfuls over banana dough, then spread to mostly cover. With the tip of a kitchen knife, lightly swirl the doughs. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of miniature chocolate chips, using more if desired.

4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into bars, top with ice cream if desired, serve.

Makes 12 Bars.


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