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Marbled Banana Bars


      1 c  sugar

    1/2 c  land o lakes® margarine


  1 1/2 c  mashed ripe bananas,about 4

      1    egg

      1 t  vanilla

  1 1/2 c  all-purpose flour

      1 t  baking powder

      1 t  baking soda

    1/2 t  salt

    1/4 c  unsweetened cocoa

           powdered sugar,if desired

Heat oven to 350F. Combine sugar and margarine in large mixer bowl.

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes)

. Add bananas, egg and vanilla; continue beating, scraping bowl often,

until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Add flour, baking powder, baking

soda and salt; reduce speed to low. Beat, scraping bowl often, until

well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).


Drop 1 1/2 cups batter by spoonfuls into greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

To remaining batter in bowl, add cocoa; beat on low speed until well

mixed (30 seconds).


Drop spoonfuls of chocolate batter in pan over banana batter. Swirl

chocolate batter through banana batter using knife. (DO NOT OVER-SWIRL.)

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes

out clean. Cool completely.


Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.


Yield: 36 bars


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