Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips – Zucchini bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!

Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that can be a double edged sword. It’s an easy vegetable to grow in your own garden, and the harvest is usually bountiful—but sometimes, too bountiful. Anyone who has ever grown zucchini understands.  Suddenly, the weather is right, and you have so much zucchini that it’s coming out of your ears.

I am always searching for new ways to use zucchini.  I bake with it, cook with it, and stick it in surprising places.  Want proof, see the list of our favorite zucchini recipes below.

 

Zucchini bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

This particular zucchini bar recipe was cut out from an old newspaper and stored in Grandma’s Wooden Recipe Box.  I’m not sure if she ever made them, but something about the recipe caught her eye.

It turns out, this recipe is super easy to whip up. Baking this moist zucchini cake in a jelly roll pan means that the cooking time is relatively short.  The recipe did note to be sure not to overcook the zucchini bars.

The cream cheese frosting was just as simple as the cake.  I’ll be saving it to use on some other desserts in the future.

 

 

Ingredient List for Iced Zucchini Bars

Eggs

Sugar

Vegetable Oil

Flour

Ground Cinnamon

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Salt

Zucchini, shredded or grated

Vanilla Extract

Nuts, chopped

Chocolate Chips

Cream Cheese, softened

Margarine, softened

Powdered Sugar

How To Make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars with Frosting:

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for Iced Zucchini Bars recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Beat together eggs, sugar and oil.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir in zucchini, nuts, vanilla and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  5. While cooling, mix together cream cheese, margarine, vanilla and powdered sugar.
  6. Frost cooled cake.

 Notes About Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • These moist zucchini bars with cream cheese frosting will feed a crowd. They are prepared in a jelly roll pan.  You can easily transport these to a pitch-in by covering with the lid.
  • There’s no need to squeeze the excess liquid from the zucchini for this chocolate chip zucchini bar recipe.
  • Be sure to properly grease the jelly roll pan with shortening so that the bars come out of the pan easily.
  • The original recipe stated that you could substitute raisins for the chocolate chips for a new spin.
  • Do not over-bake these chocolate chip zucchini bars; you don’t want a dry texture. Check them with a toothpick in the center of the pan.
  • For the cream cheese frosting, be sure the margarine is softened and the cream cheese is at room temperature.
  • Love zucchini in your desserts? Try our Butterscotch Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Pie recipes.

Desserts Using a Jelly Roll Pan

Glazed Oatmeal Cherry Bars 

Glazed Oatmeal Cherry Bars recipe is easy to make for a perfect dessert choice. Using cherry pie filling, these dessert bars feature a buttery brown sugar and oatmeal crust and topping.  Cherry Bars with cherry pie filling are great to feed a crowd.

Crispy Almond Bars

Crispy almond bars are an almond brittle that feature chocolate chips, almond extra and instant coffee powder for the perfect combination of flavors. Cut these into perfect bars or break into irregular brittle bites, and be sure to share with your friends and family. 

Fudge Nut Bars 

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

 

 

Linking up to Weekend Potluck!

Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips - Zucchini bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. This delectable dessert features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted Zucchini Bars, Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips, Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips, zucchini bars with cream cheese frosting
Servings: 16 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Zucchini Bars

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chip
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Frosting

  • 1 stick margarine, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Beat eggs; add sugar, and then oil, beating well.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix until just incorporated
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
  • Stir in vanilla, grated zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
  • Pour into a greased 15 x 17 inch jelly roll pan.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. This delectable dessert features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together softened margarine, room temperature cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!
  • Cool the bars completely before frosting.
    Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips are perfect dessert to use up summer zucchini. These delectable zucchini bars features a tasty cream cheese icing, a moist texture and a rich chocolate chip flavor. Plus, it feeds a crowd!

Notes

  • These moist zucchini bars will feed a crowd. They are prepared in a jelly roll pan.  You can easily transport these to a pitch-in by covering with the lid.
  • There's no need to squeeze the excess liquid from the zucchini for this chocolate chip zucchini bar recipe.
  • Be sure to properly grease the jelly roll pan with shortening so that the bars come out of the pan easily.
  • The original recipe stated that you could substitute raisins for the chocolate chips for a new spin.
  • Do not over-bake these chocolate chip zucchini bars; you don't want a dry texture. Check them with a toothpick in the center of the pan. 
  • For the cream cheese frosting, be sure the margarine is softened and the cream cheese is at room temperature. 
  • Love zucchini in your desserts? Try our Butterscotch Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Pie recipes. 

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating