So I have even more fresh zucchini that I need to get used up right away. When I saw this recipe on All Recipes I just knew that my over abundance of zucchini would be perfect for this recipe. These Frosted Zucchini Brownies were absolutely to die for! They were full of chocolaty flavor, smothered in even more chocolaty frosting. Matter of fact my husband liked them! I didn’t even tell him it was packed full of zucchini until after he took his first bite.
While you make these brownies the batter will be really dry and crumb like. I thought for sure I screwed it up and I even double checked the recipe to make sure I got all the ingredients right. But once I added the zucchini and mixed it in really well it got a little better. A lot of the moisture will come out of the zucchini while baking. Making these Frosted Zucchini Brownie super moist and delicious!
Do you think these would be classified under “healthy” if these brownies are packed full of zucchini. In my mind I think I will count them as partially healthy! Makes me feel better about eating an entire pan.
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1½ cups white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups zucchini, shredded
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- 6 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup margarine
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- In a medium sized bowl mix together oil, sugar and vanilla together. Add in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together until combined (batter will be dry and crumble like) Next add in zucchini, mix in well. Spread batter evenly in a 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool.
- In a microwave safe bowl combine milk, butter and cocoa. Cook about 1 minute or until butter is melted, mix together. Pour mixture on top of powdered sugar and add vanilla. Combine together until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.