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Best Chunky Monkey Bars

These bars are a full-flavored chewy dense bar. They have a brownie texture but are just as delicious as my homemade banana bread. They can be baked in under 40 minutes and are a wonderful dessert for lunch boxes. This is one of the best ways to use up those ripe bananas sitting on the counter. 

Why are these treats so delicious?

Two kinds of chocolate make this best monkey bar extra rich and delectable.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

Sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, bananas, flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chunks, and chocolate chips.

Another popular way to use those ripe bananas is to make my popular Carrot Banana Bundt Cake.  It’s always a family favorite. Another Chunky Monkey dessert is my Chunky Monkey Pudding Popsicles.

Let’s get started making these bars! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Let all of the refrigerated ingredients come to room temperature.

With a hand mixer, cream butter, and sugars. Add the brown sugar first.

Then add the granulated sugar.

Mix well.

Add in the eggs.

Mix the eggs well with the hand mixer.

Add chunks of bananas.

Now, add the flour.

Next add the baking soda.

Add salt.

Mix all of these ingredients well with a hand mixer.

Chocolate chunks are perfect for these Chocolatey Chunky Monkey Bars.

Fold in the chocolate chunks with a spatula.

Prepare a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and parchment paper. Pour Monkey Bar batter into the pan and spread evenly. Top with chocolate chips.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool, cut into squares. Check out how ooey-gooey that chocolate is! Grab a glass of milk and enjoy it!

Look at how yummy these Best Chunky Monkey Bars are!!

Try these Bars full of chocolate and banana for breakfast, a snack, or for dessert.

 

Helpful Tips for making Best Monkey Bars:

  • Set all ingredients out to come to room temperature.
  • Use a hand mixer or KitchenAid, the batter is thick.
  • These bars will keep in a covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Best way to store Monkey Bars:

After completely cooled off, wrap in plastic and then foil. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Best Chunky Monkey Bars may be stored in their baking pan tightly covered with aluminum foil if they will be eaten in a few days. They should be removed from the pan and stored in an airtight container. Separate bar cookies with waxed paper between layers. 

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Best Chunky Monkey Bars
Yield: Serves 20

Best Chunky Monkey Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes 30 seconds
Total Time: 50 minutes 30 seconds

These Best Chunky Monkey Bars are a full-flavored chewy dense bar. They have a brownie texture but are just as delicious as my homemade banana bread. Best Chunky Monkey Bars can be baked in under 40 minutes and are a wonderful dessert for lunch boxes. This is one of the best ways to use up those ripe bananas sitting on the counter. 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars.
  3. Mix in the eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt and mix together.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Prepare a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and parchment paper.
  7. Pour Monkey Bar batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  8. Top with chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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Trisha

Sunday 5th of July 2020

These are wonderful. I did the bananas in the food processor and then put them in the batter. It was much easier that way.

Nettie

Monday 6th of July 2020

Great suggestion Trisha! Nettie

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