Monday, August 24, 2009

Zucchini Bars

In my garden you will not find any zucchini growing, as in most gardens. You wonder why? Most often we are blessed with friends and neighbors who offer us some of their over-abundance of it, and so we've never had a need to grow it.

This year my friend Amber shared a recipe with a bunch of her friends online, per request, of a tastey cake-like bar using zucchini. I could hardly wait to try it out, and this morning I was able to put it together. This afternoon I sampled it, and it is delectable! One of my picky brothers also agreed by saying, "Mmmm! It does taste good!"

~ Amber's Zucchini Bars
3 eggs
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. oil
2 c. shedded zucchini
2 c. flour
3 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking power
Slightly beat eggs. Add sugars and oil; mix well. Add, alternately: zucchini and dry ingredients. Mix well. Bake in greased cookie sheet at 350* for 30 minutes.
8 oz. cream cheese
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla
Mix well and spread on cooled zucchini bars. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.


Kristy said...

Looks absolutely delicious! And with cream cheese frosting, too! Mmmm!

Emily said...

Oh so yummy! They look delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe!!!

Laura said...

Yummy! I've always wondered why the zucchini goes in... does it add moisture, or texture? It seems like you can't taste it in the zucchini breads and cakes I've eaten. Or it gives you a mildly healthy feeling. ;-)

That blue and white plate is absolutely beautiful, too!

LeneJ said...

Oh goodness gracious, that picture was mouth-watering!!

Amber D.M. said...

I have another recipe that you should try (I should add it to my blog)--Chocolate Zucchini cupcakes. =D I've had several friends try them after me, and they all loved them too. They are more addictive than brownies! =D

I'll post the link when I get it up.

Amber D.M. said...

Here you go: