Chunky Monkey Brownies

Oh boy!! I posted this pic (see below) yesterday as a sneak peek and Facebook LOVED it!! Everyone wanted the recipe immediately, but since I hadn’t received the two thumbs up from my family….I couldn’t share it!! I only post recipes on here that my family approves of. That way, I know it is family friendly, kid approved, and the recipes are bound to be a hit!

Chunky Monkey Brownies

Well, after dinner, I cut everyone a piece of these brownies and within seconds….YES, seconds….they were gone off each of their plates!! I was shocked!! The chocolate banana combo was amazing!! It wasn’t as rich and heavy as a normal chocolate packed brownie, and was quite moist/fudge like!

This recipe makes a 9 x 13 baking pan worth, so plenty to share….or save for later, right??

Next time you have an extra banana to use up, or are in the mood for a sweet treat, try these!! Family, kid, and heck, even monkey approved (because of the bananas I would assume, lol)


Chunky Monkey Brownies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 medium banana
  • 12 oz. bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Chunky Monkey Brownies


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add in the flour and banana.
  4. Mix once more until all is combined.
  5. Fold in the 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips. *Batter will be thick, that is okay.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
  7. Spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle additional 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top of batter.
  9. Place pan in preheated oven, 350, for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.
  10. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting/serving!

Chunky Monkey Brownies

Recipe adapted from: Can’t Stay out of the Kitchen

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Shelley Davis
1 month 3 days ago

could i use something else instead of bananas?