Zucchini Bars


This recipe has been kindly shared by fellow Springdellian Mira G., and I having tried it I can say that it’s delicious! I literally had to hide these from my other half before the entire lot was devoured. Check it out!

The bars by themselves contain shredded coconut, adding a wonderful flavor. You take this wonderful flavor, and add a cinnamon glaze that takes it over the top!

The final product is cut into small squares, so you can take your time and savor these one succulent square at a time. 

I’ll definitely be adding this to the zucchini repertoire. Thanks so much for sharing, Mira!  

Ingredients- 

For the bars-

  • 3/4 cup butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 regular sized)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut 
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

For the cinnamon glaze-

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter/margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions- 

Cream butter in a large bowl.  Beat in sugars gradually. 

Add eggs one at a time.  Beat in vanilla, stir in flour and baking powder. Stir in zucchini, coconut and walnuts.  

Spread evenly in a well-greased 15x10x1 1/2 pan.  

Bake 40 minutes.  Cool and make the glaze (in a small bowl beat glaze ingredients until smooth.)

Spread over the warm baked layer.  Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.