Homemade Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Icing! A family favorite dessert recipe for freshly grown zucchini squash from the garden and made with pecans!
This summer is a great time to try these Homemade Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Icing! Plus, here are even more Easy Dessert Recipes!
If you are growing Zucchini in your garden this year, you will want to try these! They are AMAZING! Plus, I don’t know about your garden, but when we plant zucchini in ours, it seems to grow CRAZY! I am always looking for new recipes and things to make with our fresh supply of zucchini!
This is a great recipe to share with friends and family at backyard cookouts and barbecues. Your guests will be begging you for the recipe! ;)
Homemade Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Icing
Zucchini Bars Ingredients:
2 cups of Grated Zucchini
1 cup of Oil
2 1/2 cups of Sugar
2 cups of Flour
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
1 cup of Chopped Pecans
8 oz. of Cream Cheese
1 stick of Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
1 cup of Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy.
Gradually add in oil and sugar.
Add zucchini, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Blend well with hand mixer.
Gradually add flour and beat until smooth.
Fold in pecans.
Spread into the bottom of a rectangle or square metal baking pan.
This is a thick batter, so bake on 350 for about 15 minutes, then move to the top rack and bake at reduced heat to 225 and bake in 10 minute intervals until baked through.
Next prepare your icing, place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat with hand mixer until smooth.
Gradually add butter and beat until smooth again.
Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and beat JUST until smooth, do not over beat.
Icing your bars, cut into squares, top with additional pecans if desired, serve and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! I’d love to hear how yours turns out. Plus, this Cream Cheese Icing is AWESOME!
Also, be sure to try this Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe! Mmm!