Grandma's Carrot Zucchini Bars

Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

Grandma discovered how easy it was to grown zucchini and went on a search for ways to use them. Here is one of my favorite recipes of hers from the early 1980's.


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Serves:

36 small bars

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

BARS:

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
baking soda
2 large
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c
shredded carrots
1 c
shredded zucchini
1/2 c
raisins
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, optional
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1/4 c
honey
1 tsp
vanilla extract

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

1 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
BARS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In one bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda. Set aside. In another bowl mix eggs, carrot, zucchini,raisins, walnuts, oil, honey, and vanilla.

Stir together flour mixture and egg/carrot mixture. Spread batter in an ungreased 9 by 13 inch pan.
2
Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of mixture comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.

When completely cool frost with cream cheese frosting. Garnish with chopped nuts if desired.
3
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Beat ingredients together in using a mixer. When well combined and fluffy spread on bars.

Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies