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Frosted Cinnamon Zucchini Bars

I figure you can never have enough recipes calling for zucchini! These cake-like bars with a cinnamon-flavored frosting are unbelievably good.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini, coconut and nuts. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. For frosting, combine confectioners' sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost bars before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 87 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Aug 5, 2014

    Very disappointed in this bar cookie. Had zucchini, needed something for a bake sale but thought the bar lacked flavor. Even used choc frosting to help it - was not a hit.

  • EileenRae
    Jul 17, 2014

    Awesome! I left out the walnuts. I'm not a big coconut fan but use it anyway and made a cream cheese frosting. It was a hit!

  • lurky27
    Oct 4, 2013

    These are fabulous! I omitted the coconut & walnuts. I used whole wheat flour for an added healthy punch. Delicious!~ Theresa

  • bonjo
    Aug 15, 2012

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  • RenaeR
    Sep 11, 2010

    These bars are "old-fashioned" and very good, worthy to make again and again!

  • mmander
    Sep 19, 2009

    I have make these without the frosting and they are great.

  • sewampler
    Aug 2, 2008

    Yum! The frosting is delicious.

  • fystldy
    Jul 28, 2008

    Excellent use of zucchini. I've had several requests for this recipe.

  • geoffteater
    Jul 11, 2007

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