Every year in late summer the zucchini is crazy and growing like wildfire in the garden. There are so many recipes you can make with zucchini. Zucchini brownies, chocolate chip zucchini bread, zucchini banana bread, plain green zucchini – plus it’s a great veggie for picky eaters.
One of our favorite zucchini recipes is our Chocolate Zucchini Bread. It’s a popular recipe along with so many other delicious zucchini recipes.
We love cooking with fresh summer zucchini. It’s very easy to shred with a cheese grater. You don’t need anything fancy. This simple one is perfect, but you can use a food processor or box grater instead if you would like.
These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars are the perfect recipe if you have too much zucchini on your hands. This is the perfect dessert or side for your late summer bbq.
Do you need to peel your zucchini before using?
We leave the dark green skin on the zucchinis with most of our zucchini recipes. And did you know that the skin is rich in many nutrients? High in Vitamin C and polyphenols and it has many health benefits. So that’s a WIN for mom!
The skin does not have a different taste than the rest of the zucchini, and we like a little added color in these Chocolate Chip Zucchini bars.
Do you need to squeeze excess water out of zucchini for baking?
You may notice that some zucchini recipes have you squeeze excess moisture out of your shredded zucchini. We drained off as much liquid as we could for these Chocolate Chip Zucchini bars.
Home grown zucchini seems to have a lot of water in it. Place the grated zucchini in a bowl and after about 15 minutes you can easily drain the liquid out. It’s that simple.
We find that if we try to drain excess liquid before using the shredded zucchini in baking, the recipe turns out great.
Items needed for this Zucchini Bar Recipe:
You’ll love the simplicity of this delicious dessert.
- Room Temperature Butter
- Brown Sugar,
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Milk Chocolate Chips