Banana Snack Bars

When this grand-guy is around I don’t have any extra-ripe bananas.
He gobbles them up and he is a little monkey, quietly climbing and getting into everything, pushing his cute Mom close to the edge!
I just adore being a grandma who gets to spoil ’em and I’m going to see Spence soon. With a few over-ripe bananas, (without a destiny), I whipped up a treat I know he will enjoy. It’s a snappy snack bar that will have him swinging…
Banana Snack Bars
if you’ve got over-ripe bananas, peanuts, peanut butter,
chocolate chips…and a little monkey,
this could become a favorite at your house too!
Measure, mix and bake, sprinkle with powdered sugar…

before you can snap your fingers you’ll have a

your own stack

of tender, ooey-gooey, nutty, crunchy, bars for your own little monkeys!

Banana Snack Bars
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, stir and set aside. Combine mashed bananas, buttermilk, peanut butter, egg, and oil. Mix till well blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured jelly-roll pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Love to my little monkey, Spencer!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Julie Harward

    Oh, this looks so good and he is so cute! Have a happy monkey-filled day with your sweet grand! 😀

  2. Julie

    What a cute grandson! He has that little mischevious glimmer in his eye!

    This recipe looks delicious. I love peanut butter and bananas, I can only imagine how yummy this is.

  3. Debbie

    Oh no…
    This looks absolutely delicious.

    Do you think that I can convince myself that it’s on the diet since it’s so full of good-for- you stuff? Bananas… peanut butter…

    What I need is a cute grandchild like yours. Then, I can bake the yummy stuff and just nibble around the edges.

  4. Emily {Frilly Details}

    Oh yummy! I’m book marking this recipe so I can make it sometime soon! It sounds delish!

  5. Ma What's 4 dinner

    I need to make some monkey bars for my 3 monkeys! New follower here from Follow Me Friday. Great blog you’ve got here, can’t wait to come back and read more. Hope to hear back from you soon!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner?

  6. Melinda

    Peanut butter and bananas sounds yummy – chocolate chips and peanuts send it right over the top! 🙂

  7. ButterYum

    I love, love, love the name of this recipe. You can’t get more kid friendly than that.


  8. Mickey

    I have a little monkey here too and she LOVES bananas and peanut butter. Can’t wait to make them.

  9. Yenta Mary

    Oh, man, those look good! Visiting from the Treehouse … 🙂

  10. Jerri

    What a wonderful treat! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  11. One Life Many Journeys

    Bananas……peanut butter….oh my! Who could resist that? Not me. Put it in my favorites box. This is a must make!!! That must make me the monkey. LOL

  12. Danelle

    I’m always looking for something new to do with my over-ripe bananas. And I’ve definitley got some monkeys to feed!

  13. Brenda

    Nice change from just banana bread with old bananas 🙂


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