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Zowie Zucchini Bars

Servings: Makes 9 regular size or 18 mini bars
Zucchini bars that taste of cloves and cinnamon that will make you say "Zowie" because they're just sooooo good!!

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup 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, any type

Spice Frosting (see recipe below)

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of a 8x8x2-inch square pan*.

2. Mix brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Spread in pan.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost with spice frosting. Cut into 24 bars.

Makes 9 regular or 18 "mini" size bars.

Spice Frosting
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3 to 4 teaspoons milk

Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

*Note: If using a nonstick or dark colored baking pan, reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: August 21, 2002