Summer Squash Bars

Sheesh! You say one little thing about making bars with summer squash and everyone’s all, “I want it now!” Well you should, because they are delicious. The general idea originates from Allrecipes and was a Zuke recipe, but I hacked the shit out of it and made it my own, because that’s how I roll.

Here we go:


Summer Squash-Coconut – Chocolate Chip-Cookie Bars


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
    3/4 chocolate chips
  • 2 cups grated summer squash


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan. (You could also put this in a 9X13 pan if you wanted more bars that were thinner. I like big huge thick bars)
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut, dates, chocolate chips, and zucchini. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. 

These are super awesome. Definitely will be making again. Also that picture up there, that is my first picture for the 365 challenge. Woohoo! 

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