Zucchini Bars

Here's another baking classic that belongs in everyone's recipe box. A clove-scented homemade frosting makes a good thing even better!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Bars

2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup shredded zucchini, drained
1/2
cup chopped nuts

Spice Frosting

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
3
to 4 teaspoons milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9- or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

In a hurry? Pick up a container of Betty Crocker® cream cheese ready-to-spread frosting rather than preparing the spice frosting. It's delicious and so quick!

Turn these fall favorites into Christmas bars! Sprinkle with red and green decorator sugar, and add 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries to the recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
95
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
75 mg
75 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.