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Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips

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
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.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix until just incorporated
  • Stir in vanilla, grated zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 15 x 17 inch jelly roll pan.
  • 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!

Frosting

  • Beat together softened margarine, room temperature cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Cool the bars completely before frosting.

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.