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 egg
- 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.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Bar) Calories 95
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