Rating: 4.49 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Moist and wonderful chocolate brownies, no frosting needed. These are perfect right out of the oven!

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a jelly roll pan.

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  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended, then beat in the vanilla extract with the last egg. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the zucchini; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, chocolate chips, and walnuts on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 30.8mg; sodium 163.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (60)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
I made these brownies without changing anything except the topping (I omitted the sugar and just used 1.5c of chocolate chips) and they were perfect! I would consider them more of a cake than a brownie though. They are so delicious (you would never know there was zucchini in these!) we even ate them for breakfast! I did bake them in a 13x9x2 dish instead of a jelly roll pan which probably just made them thicker. It baked at 350 for 30 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2014
Okay if you're just trying to use Zucchini but it was not anything like a brownie. It was like cake and nothing more. Will look for another recipe or more likely adapt a real brownie recipe myself. Was very very disappointed. Had wanted something rich enough to pair with vanilla ice cream. Too late to make something else for guests. Read More
(3)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2011
I made these brownies without changing anything except the topping (I omitted the sugar and just used 1.5c of chocolate chips) and they were perfect! I would consider them more of a cake than a brownie though. They are so delicious (you would never know there was zucchini in these!) we even ate them for breakfast! I did bake them in a 13x9x2 dish instead of a jelly roll pan which probably just made them thicker. It baked at 350 for 30 minutes. Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2011
LOVE IT! I've tried many and always ended up too cake-y (in defense of the recipes I've also tried to substitute applesauce which I've learned changes the texture. They were moist and chewy. My husband said "these are REALLY good" and he mocks anything sweet with vegetables in it. Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
Good flavor. After tasting it found it to taste much like my mother's sheet cake so decided to add the frosting that would be on her sheet cake. My family loved it with the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2011
This was a big hit! I did not use the walnuts and I used Splenda for the sugar. After I pulled out of the oven I took a spatula and spread out the chocolate chips to make it look like icing. All my family and friends loved them even asked me for the recipe. Great way to get picky eaters to have some vegies!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2011
I had extra shredded zucchini after making Zucchini Bread was looking for something to use it up and stumbled upon this recipe. I didn't sift anything was not real exact on measurments and used a 9x13. This was EXCELLENT! More "cake" than "brownie" but so tasty. I skipped the walnuts but the topping was delicious. It's all I can do to not grab a square every time I'm near the kitchen:) Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
Delicious! My family absolutely loved these and had no clue that there was healthy zucchini in there. I thought they were more cake-like than brownie but it may have been because I used a 9x13 pan instead of a jelly roll pan. But in any case they were just the right amount of sweet and chocolatey goodness. These are going to be a definite keeper in my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2012
Perfect right out of the pan brownies! Not over chocolatey. If didn't know it was there would never guess they have the zucchini in them. Will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
Probably the best Zucchini cake/brownies I've had. Great consistency/texture and not too sweet. The chocolate chips on top add the sweetness it needs. I made without the nuts and don't think they're needed. I also made in a regular cake pan. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2011
These are super moist - more cake-like than brownie - but very tasty! I didn't have cocoa powder so I melted one 1oz. unsweetened baking square and creamed it in with the butter and sugar. Also didn't have chocolate chips so I used chocolate mint chips instead. Will definitely make these again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2014
Okay if you're just trying to use Zucchini but it was not anything like a brownie. It was like cake and nothing more. Will look for another recipe or more likely adapt a real brownie recipe myself. Was very very disappointed. Had wanted something rich enough to pair with vanilla ice cream. Too late to make something else for guests. Read More
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