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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars with Banana Filling

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars with Banana Filling are inspired by
a few recipes I found online credited to the country Burundi. The batter is a
snickerdoodle cookie dough batter, which is placed in a baking pan with layers
of bananas and dates in between. The entire dessert is then sprinkled with
butter, cinnamon, and sugar to create a rich and delicious dessert for anyone
to enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Burundi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 224kcal


  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 bananas sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup dates chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8x8 glass pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and the sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing briefly between each addition.
  • Use a wooden spoon to hand mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Spread a little less than half of the mixture in the pan on the parchment paper.
  • Spread bananas slices over the dough.
  • Spread chopped dates over the bananas.
  • Spread the other half of the dough over the bananas and dates, using your fingers to make sure it covers the entire surface. You may need to (very lightlwet your fingers with water to keep the dough from sticking to them.
  • Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
  • When the dessert comes out of the oven, brush the top with 2 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Wait for the bars to cool, then cut them into 9-12 squares and enjoy!
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Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
Recipe inspired by 196 Flavors, though the measurements are different.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg