Grandma's Carrot Zucchini Bars

Kathie Carr


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

36 small bars
15 Min
25 Min


  • 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
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

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

How to Make Grandma's Carrot Zucchini Bars


  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.

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About Grandma's Carrot Zucchini Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies

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