Banana Blondies with Nilla Wafer Crust

I was leaving Wal-Mart the other and while I was standing in the checkout line, I was looking at all of the items in my cart.

I glanced at the Nilla Wafers and had a revelation.  My mind said “Katie, make banana blondies with Nilla Wafer crust.”

So I did.

Make fun of me if you want, but I know you other food bloggers can relate.  🙂

I was expecting a masterpiece, but I will admit the recipe needs a little work.  They were good, but not the flavor/texture I was looking for.  I’ll give you the recipe I used today, but I’ll be fixing it in the near future and I’ll post the new one then!  

Banana Blondies with Nilla Wafer Crust

2 cups crushed Nilla Wafers
¼ cup butter (½ stick)


4 tablespoons (1 stick, 4 ounces or 113 grams) butter, melted
1 mashed banana
1 cup (218 grams or 7 ¾ ounces for light; 238 grams or 8 3/8 ounces for dark) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla or ½ teaspoon almond extract
Pinch salt
1 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour

½ cup white chocolate pieces (I’m obsessed, okay?)

  1. Butter an 8×8 pan.
  2. Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
  3. Add salt, stir in flour. 
  4. Mix in mashed banana.  (I mixed mine in with the sugar and butter… don’t do that!!)
  5. Add in white chocolate.
  6. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.


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