Every year in late summer the zucchini is crazy and growing like wildfire in the garden. There are so many recipes you can make with zucchini.
One of our favorite zucchini recipes is our Chocolate Zucchini Bread. It’s a popular recipe along with so many other delicious zucchini recipes.
We love cooking with fresh zucchini. It’s very easy to shred with a cheese grater. You don’t need anything fancy. This simple one is perfect.
These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars are the perfect recipe with all of that zucchini you are trying to use. This dessert is great for your late summer bbq.
related recipe: you’ll want to try our delicious CHUNKY MONKEY BROWNIES. They are a crowd favorite.
do you need to peel your zucchini before using?
We leave the dark green skin on the zucchinis with most of our zucchini recipes. And did you know that the skin is rich in many nutrients? High in Vitamin C and polyphenols. It has many health benefits. So that’s a WIN for mom!
The skin does not have a different taste than the rest of the zucchini, and we like a little added color in these Chocolate Chip Zucchini bars.
do you need to squeeze excess water out of zucchini for baking?
You may notice that some zucchini recipes have you squeeze excess water out of your shredded zucchini. We drained off as much liquid as we could for these Chocolate Chip Zucchini bars.
Home grown zucchini seems to have more moisture in it. Place the shredded zucchini in a bowl and after about 15 minutes you can easily drain the liquid out. It’s that simple.
We find that if we try to drain excess liquid before using the shredded zucchini in baking, the recipe turns out great.
Items needed for Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars:
You’ll love the simplicity of this delicious dessert.
- Brown Sugar,
- Baking Powder
- Milk Chocolate Chips
how to make chocolate chip zucchini bars
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Grate the zucchini and let drain in a bowl while preparing the rest of the recipe.
Step 3: Cream together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Step 4: Add in dry ingredients.
Step 5: Then fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Step 6: Place batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Make sure batter gets to the edges.
Step 7: Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until it starts to turn golden brown.
Step 8: Cool slightly and then slice and serve.
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check out more of our delicious zucchini recipes
- Cheesy Zucchini Sticks
- Rich and Moist Zucchini Cake
- Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Chocolate Zucchini Cake
- Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
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