Zucchini Raisin Bars

We’ve had a busy start to the year.  I’ve mentioned how I have brought some treats into work this fall to thank others for their work and recognize the ways in which their efforts are improving the campus experience for our students.  One particular department was treated poorly by a student with whom I was working, and so I decided snacks would be in order.  And, I knew some of the folks in the department are particularly health-conscious, so what makes that better than making a sweet treat with vegetables and fruit in it?  I decided to go with this recipe for zucchini raisin bars that I had written down on a recipe card, but never had made.

The recipe provides both a frosting option and a powdered sugar dusting option.  I went with the powdered sugar option for ease of time.

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Zucchini Raisin Bars

1/2 c oleo, soft
1 1/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c shredded zucchini
1 c raisins
1/2 c walnuts

Cream oleo, sugar, egg, and vanilla until real fluffy.  Mix dry ingredients.  Slowly add to butter mixture.  Stir in zucchini and raisins.  Spread into greased 9×13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Cool.

Frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar

Frosting:
3 c powdered sugar
1/3 c butter
2 Tbsp orange or lemon juice

Whip together until thick enough.  Spread

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