As you near the end of the gardening season you may be looking at that big pile of zucchini left and thinking, “What on earth am I supposed to do with this? My family is all zucchini’d out!” Or maybe you aren’t quite at the end of the gardening season yet but are looking for a sweet treat to make for your family where you can hide some veggies in. Well, I’d like to share with you a recipe that my mom gave me (and made all of my growing up years!) that I think is about the best thing you can make with zucchini.
If you need a gluten-free version, I have one here: Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies.
What You Need:
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. oil
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2 c. shredded zucchini
- 2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1 t. salt
- 1/3 c. cocoa
Mix all ingredients together well and pour into a 9×13 greased pan. Bake the Zucchini Brownies for 35 mins at 350F degrees. Cool the brownies before adding the frosting.
Zucchini Brownie Frosting
- 6 T. butter
- 6 T. milk
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
Mix all frosting ingredients in a saucepan and boil for exactly 1 minute. Remove from heat and add 1/2 c. of chocolate chips. Stir every few minutes until at desired thickness. Pour on top of brownies after they are cooled.
Store these Zucchini Brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator after they have cooled so that they will not dry out. You can enjoy these cold, but I love them warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave before eating.
These brownies also freeze very well if you want to make them in advance. Just prepare and bake the entire recipe, as shown above, cut into squares and freeze with parchment paper in between the layers of brownies. You can freeze them with the frosting on or you can ad the frosting later.
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