Reduced-Fat Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Reduced-Fat Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 28
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.5
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 92.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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Introduction

Everyone will love these tasty dessert bars. No one will know they are hiding healthy zucchini inside! Everyone will love these tasty dessert bars. No one will know they are hiding healthy zucchini inside!
Number of Servings: 28

Ingredients

    Bars:
    2 whole eggs
    2 egg whites
    2 cup unpeeled grated zucchini
    1/2 cup oil of choice
    1/2 cup applesauce
    2 1/2 cup flour
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 c chopped nuts (optional, included in nutrition facts)

    Frosting:
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1 Tbsp skim milk
    2 cups powdered sugar
    3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
    1 tsp vanilla

Tips

To make the patriotic fruit topping, use one banana, sliced thinly then halved; 1 quart of strawberries (approximately one strawberry per bar), hulled, halved and sliced thinly; and about 1 cup of fresh blueberries. (Berries not included in nutritional values.)

Place two blueberries in the top left corner of each bar. Add alternating stripes of strawberry and banana slices down the rest of the bar.


Directions

For bars:
Mix everything except nuts thoroughly then blend in the nuts. Pour in greased (11" x 17") pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Frost when cooled. Cut in bars that are approximately 2.75 in. x 2.42 in.

For Frosting:
Mix all ingredients and spread on cooled bars.

Store finished bars in refrigerator.

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  • 4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I would have to use a substitute for the sugar as my DH has diabetes, but will definitely give this recipe a try. Thank You. This will help to use up some of our Zucchini this summer. - 5/25/14

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    will try it but will def revamp the whole thing to be more calorie friendly, will post when I have done so as I really like the use of zucchini and fruit together! - 5/25/14

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a rather high calorie way to eat fruit. - 5/21/17

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  • Very Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I like the recipe, but with 28 servings per recipe, I think I'd rather find other ways for my calories. - 5/25/14

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  • I made these and we enjoyed - 6/5/18

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