Friday, August 5, 2011

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Remember the other day when I posted the Strawberry Zucchini Marmalade? I mentioned the Newlyweds blog, and how it was a great resource for zucchini recipes...and this is another from Sweet Pea's site!
Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
adapted from Newlyweds

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa *I used Hershey's Dark
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups zucchini (shredded)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream *I used fat free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oil *I used 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • I also added chopped walnuts
Combine flours, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.

In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, sugars, sour cream or yogurt, oil and applesauce (if using), and vanilla. Add to zucchini mixture.

Pour into a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick comes out clean (35-40 minutes).

Verdict?  YUM! Takes care of that chocolate craving, and my kids couldn't believe their brownies were full of zucchini!

Have a GREAT weekend! Hopefully while you are reading this, I am laying out on the beach with an adult beverage in hand.  ahhhhh.  Holla!

I'm linking this recipe up with Eat at Home (Ingredient Spotlight - sour cream & yogurt)

5 comments:

  1. Anything with dark chocolate is good....even if it does have vegetables in it.

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  2. I put zucchini in chocolate cake once and my brohter was so mad when he found out that he still won't let me forget it. I totally want these though. They look like fudgy heaven.

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  3. Yum, love your take on the brownies, your right I bet the dark chocolate is delicious!

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  4. Oh, yum! I wanted to find a good recipe for the zucchini my hubby just pulled from the garden.

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  5. love that zucchini is appearing everywhere right now! i need to get with the trend! this recipe in particular looks kickin' though! thanks so much for sharing!
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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