Monday, September 6, 2010

Chocolate Zucchini Bars

Courtesy of my wonderful mother-in-law, Kathy.

You might as well just call these brownies and then all those green-haters would never know they ate something good for them!!

Chocolate Zucchini Bars

3/4 c. butter, softened
2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
3 T. unsweetened cocoa
2 1/4 c. flour (I use 1 c. white, the rest whole wheat)
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 c. shredded zucchini
1/4 - 1/2 c. milk if using fresh zucchini

4 T. unsweetened cocoa
6 T. strong brewed coffee
6 T. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
2 1/2 - 3 c. powdered sugar

Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in eggs.  Whisk together the cocoa, flour, soda, and salt.  Add to wet ingredients.  Fold in zucchini and then stir in milk.  Pour into a jelly roll pan (also works in a 9 x 13 baking dish), and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.  

While baking, combine frosting ingredients and blend until smooth.  Frost when bars are still warm.