- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini.
- Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Spread over warm brownies. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Zucchini Brownies
"Turned out cake-like as others state, (I prefer Brownie texture). Frosting is delicious. It was difficult to spread thin enough to cover 13 x 9. Good if you enjoy cake, zucchini is not detected :), and frosting is yummy but should be doubled!"
"I definitely agree with the other reviewers, this is much more of a cake consistency than a brownie. However, it is a fantastic cake. The frosting is what makes it different from the usual chocolate zucchini cake. It's simple, but very rich. Perfect mix of sweet and peanuty chocolate goodness!"
"I was expecting Brownies and I got cake. I found an after taste of 'soda'. In general it was OK but I have had better cake made with zucchini. I won't be making this again."
"I've made these several times. More like a snack cake that a brownie, but delicious!"
"Really great light chocolate taste. Used glaze instead of peanut butter and chocolate chips."
"Good if you want a nice chocolate CAKE. You don't taste the zucchini at all. But not great if you're craving brownies.~ Theresa"
"Sounds weird, but turned out very well. They were very moist and you couldn't even tell there was zucchini in it. The frosting was delicious!"
"This is very much more of a snack cake than a brownie. Be sure not to cook them too long as they will dry out (i.e., glass pan). Also, the frosting is a must to make and it completes the brownie."
"I agree with the other posters; this is not really a brownie - definitely more cake-like. Wonderful flavor, though!! I used a whipped chocolate ganache for the frosting, but next time I'll try the PB/chocolate mixture. Great way to use up the zucchini for a sweet treat!"