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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars - A Family Feast

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars combine mini chocolate chips in a sweet batter with shredded zucchini in the mix. These easy bars bake up super moist and delicious.

Yield: 20 servings 1x
Prep: 20 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 55 minutes


3 1/2 cups zucchini shredded on large holes of a box grater (about 23 medium zucchini)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 whole eggs

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a sheet tray (12X18) with kitchen pan spray, place a piece of parchment in bottom then spray that.
  3. Shred zucchini, packing in cups to measure. Do not wring out liquid.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with apple sauce, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, oil and vanilla.
  6. Whisk wet into dry.
  7. Using firm rubber spatula, fold in shredded zucchini, chopped pecans and one cup of the mini chocolate chips.
  8. Scrape batter into prepared sheet tray and smooth the top.
  9. Sprinkle on the remaining half cup of chocolate chips and bake for 35 minutes, turning pan half way through baking. Use a toothpick and check center for doneness at the 30-minute mark and bake for up to five more minutes. Ours took exactly 35 minutes to bake.
  10. Cool and cut into 20 pieces (5X4) and serve.

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Adjust flour up or down by a quarter cup for a different texture. Reduce by a quarter cup for a softer, chewy bar or increase by a quarter cup for a more cake-like bar.

© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: American Method: baking