Zucchini Bars

Zucchini Bars

Brown sugar, coconut and walnuts transform these zucchini bars into a dainty dessert. Party-ready in just 25 minutes, the bars are decorated with a sweet cinnamon and vanilla icing.



1 hour, 15 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter, softened,
  • ½ cup granulated sugar,
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar,
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda,
  • 2 large eggs,
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, , divided
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour,
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded zucchini,
  • 1 cup flaked coconut,
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts,
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar,
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted,
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon,
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons milk,

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the 3/4 cup softened butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking soda. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat on low speed until combined. Add flour. Beat until combined.

Step 2

Stir in zucchini, coconut and walnuts. Spread zucchini mixture in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 15 squares, then cut diagonally to form 30 triangle-shaped bars.

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the cooled bars.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.