Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Zucchini Brownies

TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini

2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Spread over warm brownies. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

*** Since our little guy is allergic to nuts, I won't be using this frosting, although if it's as good as the brownies are, it will be oh so yummy. I plan on just frosting them with store-bought chocolate frosting. That's IF they last that long.

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