Banana-Nut Bars

1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting -- (recipe follows)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese -- softened
1/3 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350∫. Grease rectangular pan, 13 ◊ 9 ◊ 2 inches. Mix sugar, bananas, oil and eggs in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in nuts.

Spread batter in pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into 6 row by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

Mix cream cheese, butter and vanilla in medium bowl. Gradually beat in powdered sugar with spoon until smooth and spreadable.

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