Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars Recipe
These Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars are the perfect spring dessert. Whip up a batch for your next get together, or just for a special little treat anytime!
Did y’all have a nice Easter?
We did, even though it was gloomy and rainy here on the island ALL. DAY. LONG. The sun would peek out for a bit, but the rain was still coming down. In spite of the rain, though, my son had a great time hunting for eggs around the house, and we enjoyed celebrating our daughter’s first Easter.
We finished off our Easter lunch with a glass of milk and a couple of these delicious Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars. I got this wonderful recipe from my mother-in-law and have been looking forward to making it ever since I spied all the yummy ingredients. She received the recipe from a friend when they were stationed at Fort Hood, TX when my husband was a child. She’s been making them ever since, and my husband was so excited when I told him I was going to make them for Easter dessert!
I’ve shared lots of her other great recipes here on my blog before like Mississippi Pot Roast and our favorite Homemade Spaghetti Sauce.
If you prepare them in a jelly roll pan like I did, they will make a lot, so they’re the perfect spring recipe for baby or bridal showers, or really just for any occasion! I had to keep my son’s little hands out of the finished pan; he kept sneaking little bites. 😉
Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars
For the Bars:
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1 cup coconut
For the Cinnamon Frosting:
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 3 Tablespoons margarine,, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
For the Bars:
- Grease a 15x10" jelly roll pan. Set aside.
- Mix together flour and baking powder; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat margarine on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugars; beat till fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
- Stir in flour mixture. Stir in zucchini and coconut. Spread evenly in pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with cinnamon frosting and cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.
For the Cinnamon Frosting:
- To prepare cinnamon frosting, combine frosting ingredients in a medium sized bowl and blend until smooth.
that cinnamon frosting was amazing! I could of eaten it with a spoon! Such a delicious cake too!
This reminds me of a delicious recipe that my aunt used to make. So glad I found this recipe so I can make it on my own!
Yum! I loved this recipe. The coconut kicked it up a notch for sure.
It’s been a while since I last made some zucchini bars, so I can’t wait to make these this holiday season – they look absolutely unique! It was great to read a bit of the recipe’s backstory, too!
Love having recipes that use zucchini!! And, I’m sure that cinnamon frosting is unbelievable!
These bars were amazing! Thank you for the recipe!
What tasty sounding dessert bars! Love the flavour of cinnamon so definitely want to give these a try
what a healthy way to enjoy some sweets! Or should I say what a tasty way to eat zucchini!
Oh I love cinnamon! And you can never have enough bar recipes in your arsenal 🙂
Ashlyn, these would be the perfect treat to bring to any occasion! Thank you for sharing these zucchini sweets with us at the Show Stopper, pinned onto a few boards!
Thanks so much for pining, Gloria! Show Stopper is definitely one of my favorite parties! 🙂
Ashley, these bars sound so good and love having a great recipe that uses zucchini! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinning! Hope you have a happy Tuesday and a wonderful week!
Thank you, Cindy! I always love linking up with you lovely ladies!
I can’t wait for zucchini season!
We love them, Erin! Thanks for visiting!
Gosh these zucchini bars look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.
Thank you, Cindy!
Oh these look great Ashlyn! They sound perfect for Easter! When my zucchini starts coming up in my garden – I’m going to have to make these!
Sounds like a good way to use up some garden fresh zucchini! Thanks so much, Kelley!
These sound amazing. I love putting vegetables in cakes – it makes your feel a bit more healthy!! Visiting via Create it Thursdays! xox
I know, veggies make me feel a little bit better about the extra 2 or 3 pieces I eat! Haha!
I have these same bars on my blog!! One of my favorite treats, your photos are pretty!
Thank you, Aimee! I will have to go check out your recipe. I know it’s amazing like all of your other yummy goodies!
Oh my these look amazing and I happen to have all the ingredients I need to make a batch this afternoon. I can claim them as diet food fright, ya know with all the veggies in it.
Haha Felicia, I totally say the same thing! Hope you enjoy them!
Zucchini bars, with frosting. Perfection.
I know, Rach! We LOVE them!