Zucchini-Coconut Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup margarine, 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 cup raisins
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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, raisins, and zucchini. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

3_ Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. To make icing, mix together melted margarine, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, and confectioners' sugar. Drizzle icing over the bars while still warm. Sprinkle chopped nuts over icing. Cut into bars when cool.

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