Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zucchini Brownies
A very decadent and
delicious dessert!

Do you have children or a husband who won't eat their vegetables no matter how much you plead? Then try this delicious zucchini brownie recipe! It's a wonderful way to give them a serving of veggies and use up some of that abundance of zucchini squash from your garden! I promise, if they don't see you make them, they will never know that zucchini is lurking within this yummy treat! So get out your food processor and start shredding your abundance of zucchini!

Zucchini Brownies

2 c. all purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

2 c. shredded zucchini
1-1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. pecans (optional)

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, soda and salt. In another bowl, combine shredded zucchini, sugar, and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Creamy Brownie Frosting

3 Tablespoons butter, softened
3 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tablespoons milk

Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and milk, beat to spreading consistency. Makes about 1 cup frosting.




Merry's Musings said...

Yay Debra! Thank you so much. These sound calories right?

Heart's Desire Beading Company said...

LOL! No calories or fat grams either! ;) In truth, they are very rich! So just a small serving is best! :)

Vanessa said...

Sounds wonderful!! Good way to sneak in some veggies :D

Merry's Musings said...

Ha ha Lady V I like my veges this way too! back again today and here i am again trying to smell my computer....are they done yet?

Heart's Desire Beading Company said...

LOL, Nora! I am afraid that the latest batch of brownies is history! But I did freeze three batches of shredded zucchini for future brownies! Maybe I'll make another batch after we eat that cherry pie I made! Yummy!

Elegantly yours.....