Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut

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Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut are covered with a sweet cinnamon glaze. They make a great summer treat.

Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut

 

Do you have a surplus of zucchini that you have no idea what to do with? Scroll down to find more zucchini recipes. Or try these bars which are perfectly moist and sweet, with a little crunch from the pecans.

This is a simple, old-fashioned recipe that’s great for using up zucchini. These bars are buttery with both granulated sugar and brown sugar added for sweetness.

I love to add just a few mini chocolate chips to the batter because I love chocolate with zucchini. But the chocolate isn’t necessary and you can use regular-sized chocolate chips instead.

Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut

 

Tips for making Zucchini Bars with Coconut and Pecans:

  • These bars only bake for 25 to 30 minutes, so be sure to finely shred your zucchini or it may be a little crunchy.
  • The coconut can be left out if you don’t like it.
  • You can use walnuts instead of pecans.
  • Squeeze the shredded zucchini a little in paper towels before adding it to the batter to get rid of excess moisture.

 

How to pick a good zucchini:

  • Look for zucchini that are on the smaller side (6 to 8 inches). The huge ones are great for stuffing but they don’t have as good a flavor.
  • The skin should be dark green and unblemished.

Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut

I love how versatile zucchini is and it is so inexpensive this time of year.

Try these other fabulous zucchini recipes:

Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut

Zucchini Bars with Coconut and Pecans

Zucchini Bars with Pecans and Coconut are covered with a sweet cinnamon glaze. They make a great summer treat.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: zucchini bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until mixed in.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until combined.
  • Stir in coconut, pecans, zucchini, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set in the middle. Let cool.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients and pour over bars.

Notes

Squeeze the shredded zucchini gently between paper towels before adding it to the batter to remove excess moisture.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal

Zucchini Bars with Coconut and Pecans

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