Caramel-frosted Zucchini Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 28 mins

What a delicious way to use up all that summer zucchini! The caramel frosting on these moist bars add so much to this recipe. My frosting set up fast, so I spread and frosted at the same time. You can cut your bars small or large size, I liked mine smaller. My kids really liked this, but I never mention they had zucchini in them! (hehe)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream 3/4 cup softened margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and eggs in bowl.
  2. Sift in next 6 dry ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts in that order.
  4. Spread in greased and floured 10x15-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Bring 1/2 cup melted margarine, 1 cup brown sugar and milk to a boil in saucepan.
  7. Boil for 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in confectioners' sugar.
  9. Spread over cake; cut into bars.
  10. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I thought the carmel frosting was the perfect addition to these bars! My family loves the bars I can't keep them into the house! I added cinnamin and upped the zucchini to 3 cups and they were fabulous!

comfort dish July 18, 2005

These are very good, although I was a bit disappointed with the frosting. I was expecting a creamy smooth frosting, but this comes out more like a glaze that hardens as it dries, and it was difficult to spread. The frosting makes these bars very, very sweet - almost too sweet for my taste. Next time I might substitute applesauce for the margarine in the cake (to reduce the fat content), and use just a simple powdered sugar glaze, with a sprinkle of nuts on the top. Thanks for posting! -M :-)

Mary Scheffert July 25, 2004

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