Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Bars

I am still getting lots of zucchini from my daughter so there will be at least a few more zucchini recipes posted here.  Truth be told, hubby does not like zucchini except in sweets so that is what I use the zucchini in most often.

For some time now I have been wanting to use Smucker's Apple Cinnamon Topping in a cookie recipe.  I had been giving it a lot of thought and sort of knew what I wanted to do.  At the last minute, I decided that I would add some grated zucchini to the recipe.  Using grated zucchini is a wonderful way to hide it.  With the apple and the cinnamon, I am not sure you can not even taste the zucchini in these.

I am going to try this recipe using pineapple ice cream topping and zucchini next.

Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Bars
2 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c. butter
1/2 t. cinnamon
2/3 c. quick oats
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1 jar (12 oz.) Smuckers Apple Cinnamon Topping
1 1/2 c. grated zucchini
1/4 c. flour

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.  Stir to combine.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.  Pat 3 c. of mixture evenly into the bottom of a foil-lined 9x13-inch baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, let cool 5 to 10 minutes.  Meanwhile add cinnamon, quick oats and nuts to the remaining flour mixture.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl combine apple cinnamon  topping, the grated zucchini and the flour.  Mix well.  Spread mixture over the slightly cooled, baked crust.  Sprinkle flour/oats/nut mixture evenly over the apple/zucchini filling.  Pat down gently with your hand.  Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Place on wire rack and let cool completely before cutting into bars.  Makes about 36

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  1. A very clever, and tasty, way to use the topping:@)

  2. What a grrreat idea! Looks so yummy too. Have you seen my Zapple Crisp recipe? It tastes JUST.LIKE.APPLES! I soo love being able to 'fool' those who eat it. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  3. Yumm.....can I take one? Pinning it for I am going to make it very soon!
    Thanks for sharing.



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