Zucchini Bars

Zucchini-BarsIngredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 3/4 cup coconut, shredded
  • 3/4 cup raisins (plumped in hot water and drained)

Icing

  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans work well)

Directions:

  1. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients then add to Creamed mixture, stirring to incorporate.
  5. Stir in zucchini, coconut and raisins.
  6. Spread into a buttered jelly roll pan.
  7. Bake 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan.

For Icing:

  1. Melt butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add remainging ingredients, except nuts.
  3. stir until smooth.
  4. Ice cooled bars.
  5. Sprinkle with nuts.
  6. Cut into squares.

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