Carrot and Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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I still have so many zucchini recipes to share (I have been so creative with my zucchini this year!), but I am trying to spread them out so that this doesn't become a blog dedicated to zucchini. These bars are awesome- and so full of veggies! I loved them without the frosting (kind of tasted like zucchini bread), but with the frosting they are even better. So if you have tons of zucchini like me, try these bars!

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz) pkg reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, honey, and vanilla.  Don’t worry about clumps of the brown sugar, those will dissolve as it sits while you prepare the remaining ingredients.  Then fold in the carrot, zucchini, and walnuts.
  2. In another bowl combine add the flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda.  Whisk to blend together.
  3. Add to flour mixture to the wet mixture. Stir just until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Once the cake is cooled prepare the frosting.   In a medium mixing bowl, beat the fosting ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.  Spread or pipe the frosting over the cooled bars.  Makes 36 bars.

Here are more fun desserts from the Six Sisters:
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Strawberry Cream Cheese Fudgy Brownies
Whoppers Blondie Bars
Cherry Chocolate Nut Bars

Recipe from Real Mom Kitchen

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  1. jojo1955 says:

    HI, I have 6 sisters, I am in the middle. I know how special it is to be a girl only family. All 7 of us are special friends and nothing can take that away. I love your recipes and web site, thank you.

  2. Vickie says:

    we r six and i know how we bond through the years. it is great to see you all keeping in touch. we use the facebook.
    and your blog is great!

  3. tasha says:

    Found you via Pinterest; made these tonight. They turned out great, although not as quite as pretty as your photo. I had a little trouble keeping them “neat” as they were being cut. Cupcakes could be a better presentation for me…a recipe keeper all the same! :)

  4. Erin says:

    Thank you! These were seriously yummy! Tasted like the best of a carrot cake & zucchini bread combined :) I love the idea of cupcakes (for portion control & ease) Thanks again!

  5. Crystal D. says:

    Hi! these look great- have you ever tried freezing them? Just curious if it would hold up. The tough part about a larger recipe like this is that I find it tough to eat them all before they go bad. Thanks :)

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