Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Zucchini Bars

Zucchini Bars
by: Betty Crocker

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 40 min
Makes:24 bars

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup shredded zucchini, drained
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Spice Frosting
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3 to 4 teaspoons milk

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9- or 8-inch square pan. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Spread in pan.
2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Nutrition Information

1 Serving: Calories 95 (Calories from Fat 35 ); Total Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 75 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 % Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

In a hurry? Pick up a container of Betty Crocker® cream cheese ready-to-spread frosting rather than preparing the spice frosting. It's delicious and so quick!

Turn these fall favorites into Christmas bars! Sprinkle with red and green decorator sugar, and add 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries to the recipe.

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