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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.