September 18, 2011

Zucchini Brownies

from Lori E.

 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

6 TBS cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350℉.  Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and 2 tsp. vanilla until well blended.  In another bowl;, combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.

3.Fold in the zucchini and walnuts (if using).  Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

4.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until brownies spring back when gently touched.

5.  To make the frosting, melt together the 6 TBS cocoa and butter; set aside to cool.  In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Stir in to cocoa mixture.   Spread over the cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

**It isn't a misprint: You don't need eggs.

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