Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Now, I know what you are thinking. Brownies and zucchini?! I admit I was a bit skeptical too, that was until I took that first bite of these rich and fudgy brownies. And you want to know the best part? You can’t even see the zucchini in these babies! :D So go ahead and sneak a few more vegetables and fiber into your kid’s diet, they won’t even know! And that, my friend, is a beautiful thing! ;) Studded with white chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips and walnuts these brownies are the perfect way to use the overflowing bounty of zucchini found in stores and farmer’s markets right now!

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies studded with white chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips and walnuts!

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups shredded zucchini (leave the skin on and use the small holes of the grater)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8X8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Place another piece of parchment paper in the same manner, perpendicular to the first sheet. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, allspice and cinnamon; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, vanilla, and oil until combined, about 15 seconds. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined (batter will be thick). Fold in the zucchini, walnuts, white chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spread into corners, and level surface with rubber spatula; bake until slightly puffed and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.
Using parchment overhang, lift brownies from pan. Cut into squares and serve.

Source: adapted from A Full Measure of Happiness, originally adapted from Skinny Chef

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23 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies”

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    The Teenage Taste — August 8, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    My, oh my, these brownies look delicious! I’ve always been curious about the zucchini brownies that tend to fill Blog World in the Summertime. I wonder if I could just add zucchini to my favorite brownie recipe and reduce the liquid a bit…

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 8, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to see the new site!

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    Angie Walker — August 8, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    This is the best way to eat zucchini….with lots of chocolate!

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    Stronglikemycoffee — August 8, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Zucchini is one of my FAVORITE veggies! I don’t see any harm at all in adding it to chocolate :)

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    Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate — August 8, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    FAbulous… happy zucchini day.. these brownies look wonderful. great recipe

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    Caroline — August 8, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    These sound great…look forward to seeing the new website!

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    ChgoJohn — August 8, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    These look so rich and chocolatey, Christina! Are your sure there’s zucchini in ‘em? :)

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — August 9, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    Chocolate and zucchini are a fantastic combination! I’ve made a quick bread plenty of times but never brownies. These look so rich and decadent! Great recipe, Christina!

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    simplyscratch — August 9, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    I’ve always wanted to make these! Bookmarked!

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    colleen — August 9, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Yummy. Looks like my zucchinis have a date with chocolate. :)

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    Karen — August 9, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    The brownies sound great. I like the addition of allspice and cinnamon.

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    cookiescakespiesohmy — August 10, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    Looks delicious, I will have to try this recipe soon!

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    Jennifer — August 10, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    These look so good! More like a rich chocolate cake. Yum

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    Mckenzie-Rose — August 12, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Yummy! I loved your chocolate zucchini muffins, so this HAS to be good!

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    lindsay — August 13, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    Hi! I love your blog! I just made these, came out of the oven about 45 minutes ago. I couldn’t wait to let them cool. They are very good! I can’t wait to try them when they cool, but you cant tell they have two cups of zucchini, they are wonderfully chocolatey. Great job!! If it is ok with you, I would love to do a post about them on my blog at http://www.mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com , will credit give entirely to sweet peas kitchen of course. Thanks!!

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    rene' — August 23, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Yum!! these look so dark and rich!! Love the idea of getting those veggies in!!

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    ReadingTeacher — August 23, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    These were great! They were a hit with the niece and nephew. Another great way to use up the overabundance of zucchini I have. Congratulations on the baby btw. I’m a teacher too and just had my first in early July. What a life changer! Enjoy your pregnancy and sleep while you can. :)

    • Christina replied: — August 24th, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

      Yea! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the brownies! :) Congrats on your little bundle of joy…we are looking forward to ours this fall! Hope you have a great school year! :)

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    Nicole D. — August 28, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I made these when you first posted them, and I’ve already been requested to make them again. Very moist and nobody could even tell they had a vegetable in them. Thank you!

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