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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneaky Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

Printable Recipe
16-24 bars, depending on how you cut it

2 cups zucchini, grated
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. Add the dry ingredients. Add the zucchini and chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350.

Holly's Note:
I had a zucchini on hand and needed to use it, so when I saw the original recipe at Divine Domesticity, I knew I had to try it. I peeled the zucchini, mostly so I could disguise it. I knew if my kids saw anything green in chocolate chip bars, they wouldn't eat it. The zucchini was really wet, so I added a bit more flour to the mix.

The original recipe said to refrigerate them. We didn't make it that far! My youngest sniffed them (he does that to everything) and wouldn't touch them. My oldest and his best friend thought they were terrific. I did too!


  1. I saw that recipe too and bookmarked it for later. Yours turned out great, even if it didn't pass the sniff test w/ your little one. : )

    I made a chocolate zucchini bread a while back that my kids couldn't get enough of and it was loaded with zucchini. The recipe is on my blog if you're interested and have any zucchini left.


  2. Oh I love sneaky recipes! That's so funny that your son sniffed and then wouldn't eat them. I'll have to see if my kids will eat 'em.

  3. I'll have to try these, they look so yummy!! I've got about 5 huge zucchini that my husband just picked out of the garden today that need to be used up! I like the idea of peeling the zucchini first so that the kids can't tell it's zucchini! Smart!

  4. Oh, those look so delicious! I'm copying the recipe and will let you know how my family likes them. I already know my grandson won't try them, won't even sniff them. He is the most picky eater I know. He and your youngest might get along great!

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  6. I'm so going to have to try this!!!


  7. I love sneaky recipes! That's so funny that your son sniffed and then wouldn't eat them. I'll have to see if my kids will eat 'em. Work From Home