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Zucchini Blondies with Penuche Fudge Frosting are decadent and delicious, don't let the green veggie fool you!


Servings

makes 9 blondies

Total time

0 minutes

Courses

Dessert


Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup shredded zucchini (packed)
  • ½ cup Chopped Nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)
  • penuche frosting
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream, or milk
  • 1½ cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar, sifted


Method

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Start with the blondies. Beat the butter and brown sugar sugar together for a couple of minutes until well blended and the color lightens a bit. Work out any sugar lumps.
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Fold in the flour, and then the zucchini and nuts. Mix just until well blended, don't over-mix.
  4. Turn the batter into a greased 9x9 square baking pan. I line mine with parchment with long ends so I can lift it out later for neater cutting, but that's optional. Smooth it out so the surface is flat.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out without wet batter clinging to it. Don't over bake these.
  6. Let cool a bit on a rack while you make the frosting. I like to frost these bars when they are still a little bit warm.
  7. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the sugar and cream. Bring the mixture up to a boil, whisking continuously.
  8. When it comes to a boil, take it off the heat and whisk in the sugar until you have a thick frosting. It will set up quickly, so pour it over the blondies and smooth out with an offset spatula before it hardens.
  9. Cut the blondies and enjoy!

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