Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

Want to see where my fresh garden veggies come from?

My parent's fabulous garden!

I am so lucky that Mom and Dad plant all of those yummy veggies and they are more than happy to share.

Onions, tomatoes, green beans, peas, corn, broccoli, green peppers, cucumbers, potatoes and zucchini - Yum!!

Zucchini is one of my favs, so I dice it up and freeze it so I have it all winter too :)
It's wonderful in soup and muffins when the temperatures start to get cold.

I made these zucchini chocolate chip bars from the first zucchini of the season and they were quite tasty.
I used 1/2 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour when I made these, but you can just use 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour if you prefer.  Hope you like them too!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

2 cups zucchini, grated (I leave the peel on)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and then the zucchini.  Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into your bake dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. I am so jealous of that garden! I'm making plans for that kind of spread for next year! The bars sound delicious too, I've been looking for a good zucchini bread recipe!

  2. Lovely lush garden makes for equally lush zucchini chocolate chip are so innovative with the "fruits of your labor."

  3. Your parents garden is beautiful! Gotta try these bars :)
    We are in our final week of Get Grillin' - Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don't have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway.

  4. Have to say we are jeleaous of your parent's garden. Ours does not look anything that. I know what my husband will be doing next year!:)
    I am always looking for different and time saving recipes. This one was great thank you.

    P.S. My husband said Thanks! :)


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