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Chocolate Zucchini Bars Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Bars

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"Great cookie for lunches. You can make sour milk by combining 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar and allow to set 10 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Cream margarine, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Mix flour, salt, cocoa, and baking soda together. Add dry ingredients to first mixture alternately with sour milk. Fold in zucchini.
  4. Bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan for 35 minutes or until done. Frost with a chocolate frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2004

I have made this recipe many times now, and it gets rave reviews every time. I top this cake (because it is a cake!) with a chocolate cream cheese icing. It's dense and moist and delicious, it gets even better after a day or two (but doesn't always last that long) and it freezes well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2008

Really not sweet enough - I'll try to make it again, this time with some chocolate chips added.


29 Ratings

Jul 13, 2003

I can't figure out why this recipe is called Chocolate bars, when it really is a cake. The author of the recipe even calls them cookies! This is a cake, folks. It is good chocolate cake and a good way to use up extra zucchini.For the calorie counters: I substitued Lighter Bake for the butter, and it cuts the fat yet you lose no moisture or taste. I also cut the sugar some.

Nov 01, 2004

This recipe was pretty good. I was a little worried at first because the batter was quite thick and dry, but the cake(it is definately not a bar/cookie) turned out. I put a chocolate frosting on it which was good because the first 4 pieces that we ate were kind of dry, but I think that it was because they were edge pieces. Had another piece from the middle a bit later and that piece was very moist. Oh yeah... I only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar.

Aug 29, 2002

I had some zucchini given to me by a gardening friend -- what to do? My kids hate zucchini! So I made these, and despite the fact that I didn't manage to whip it up before my son caught me in the act of adding green stuff to the batter ("Mom, what IS that in there?"), they really liked these cake-like brownies.

Sep 18, 2007

These bars were great. Super moist. I would say they're more like a very dense cake. I frosted them with a frosting recipe from this site (Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting)Everyone loved them. I will be making them again this weekend.

Aug 09, 2010

This is more a cake than a "bar," but it is delicious none the less! I topped it with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and it did not last a day. Great recipe.

Sep 30, 2010

My family loved this recipe. I served it as a cake and even had my husband, who is a picky eater, ask for seconds.


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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