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Zucchini Brownies

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Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9” x 13” baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt and add to the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until brownies spring back when gently touched. To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa and butter; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

8 comments

1 Carol { 07.30.14 at 12:25 am }

I am making these right now. They are not making anything that could be considered batter – moist, but crumbly. Is the amount of oil correct? Should I add eggs?

2 Melissa { 07.27.14 at 9:37 pm }

Didn’t do the icing (I just don’t like icing on brownies) and substituted dark chocolate chips for walnuts. So rich and moist! Husband didn’t even realize zucchini was in it! Yum!

3 Dena McAllister { 07.25.14 at 6:48 pm }

I made these and the result was so dry and crumbly it would not spread into a pan. I added 2 eggs and it came out more cake like. Maybe I should have added water? If any one else tries these I am interested in your results.

4 Emma Tuttle { 07.23.14 at 9:40 pm }

I want to try this. Won’t feel so guilty eating brownies knowing it has a veggie in it.

5 Char White { 07.22.14 at 11:49 pm }

The cocoa amounts don’t add up. Is it 1/2 c. for brownies and 6 Tbsp. for frosting? That’s more than 3/4 c. total. Thanks.

6 Rose { 07.22.14 at 4:52 pm }

Sounds good plus sneaky way to get veggies in the kids.

7 SUSAN BUHLER { 07.22.14 at 12:22 am }

Love Baking.
Looks real good, gotta try it!

8 Jenn { 08.27.12 at 7:33 am }

This sounds SO GOOD. Cant wait to try it. Thanks!

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