I was looking through some old recipes of mine and was so excited when I found a recipe I thought I had lost. I made these Zucchini Bars over the summer several times and then I couldn’t find my recipe, and I was so sad I lost it. I am so glad I found it! I will be making these zucchini bars again soon–especially once garden time starts again. These bars are super moist and dense and then topped with this amazing caramel, butter icing. The icing is poured over the bars when they come right out of the oven and keep these bars nice and soft. Basically, these bars are perfection and I hope you love them like we did!

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Zucchini Bars with Browned Frosting
Bars
  1. 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  2. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 2 3/4 cup flour
  5. 3/4 cup oil
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  8. 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  9. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Frosting
  1. 1 stick butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 6 cups powdered sugar
  4. 3 Tbls.-1/4 cup milk
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. Pecans, chopped
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Instructions
  1. For the bars, beat with an electric mixer, in a mixing bowl, the brown sugar and oil. Add the remaining ingredients together and mix until smooth. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes, or until the center of the bars are cooked through. While the bars are cooking, prepare the frosting.
  2. In a sauce pan, place the butter and turn the heat to medium high. Once the butter is melted and begins to boil, watch it closely and stir constantly until you see the butter begin to turn brown. The butter will start to have a nutty, cooked smell and that is when you know to turn the butter down to medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir continuously for 30-60 seconds, or until the brown sugar begins to dissolve. The brown sugar and butter will not incorporate very well and that is okay, you want the brown sugar to start to cook and become slightly toffee like. After the 60 seconds of boiling the brown sugar, remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the milk, vanilla and the powdered sugar until the frosting comes together. There should be small pieces/clumps of
  3. ‘toffee’ that was created from the hot butter and brown sugar. This is what you want. Once the bars come out of the oven, spread the hot frosting over the cake as soon as possible and then top the cake with chopped pecans.
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Recipe: Dessert, Recipe: Bars, Recipe: Cake, Garden Recipes, favorite zucchini recipes, Zucchini Bars with Browned Butter Frosting, Deals to Meals