Frosted Zucchini Bars

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture.  Stir in zucchini, coconut and nuts.

2. Spread into a greased 15 x 10 baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire wrack.

3. In a bowl, combine sugar and sinnamon.  Stir in butter, vanilla and enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency.  Frost cooled bars; cut.

My notes:
I had one pretty large zucchini on hand and, when shredded, it produced about 1/3 cup more than what the recipe called for.  I used it anyway and these turned out just fine.

I did not put coconut in mine.  The reason is two-fold: none on hand and hubby doesn't care for it.

I used pecans instead of walnuts.  Again a two-fold reason: it's what I had and we love them.

I failed to include the cinnamon in the frosting.  Just wasn't paying attention I guess...and it was late.

These were really good and made just a few more than 2 dozen 2 inch bars.  Great if you needed a treat for a crowd.  Would make 60 or more if you cut into bite-size pieces.  I made them because I had a zucchini I needed to use and I haven't found a good zucchini bread recipe yet.

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