Do you like gingerbread? Well, even though there is no ginger in this recipe, these zucchini bars taste just like gingerbread. Perhaps it is the cloves that impart such a pleasant flavor.
A thin coating of frosting, lightly spiced with a small amount of ground cloves, make for a very nice bar.
Not sure about the servings ~ I sure don’t get 24 pieces from a 9- or 8-inch square pan 😉
If you are looking for something other than a bread or muffing recipe for zucchini, you might want to try…
Makes 2 dozen bars (?)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup shredded zucchini, drained
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9- or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Spread in pan.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 bars
Turn these fall favorites into Christmas bars! Sprinkle with red and green decorator sugar, and add 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries to the recipe.
1 Serving (1 Bar) Calories 95