Chocolate Cranberry Zucchini Bars Recipe

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Chocolate Cranberry Zucchini Bars

Zucchini bread gets a makeover! We turn the classic quick bread into a perfectly-portioned, grab-and-go snack that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for a healthy baked good that fits into your weight loss plan, these Chocolate Cranberry Zucchini Bars are easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Learn how to make gluten free zucchini bars that are chocolaty, fruity and chewy. Featuring a medley of wholesome ingredients, these hearty bars come together in less than an hour and provide you with fiber and healthy fats in each tasty square.

Chocolate Cranberry Zucchini BarsTo make them, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grate some zucchini. Squeeze the grated zucchini in a cheesecloth or kitchen towel to remove most of the excess water. Set it aside to prep the remaining ingredients. 

In a blender or food processor, combine almond butter, maple syrup, pitted dates, dry oats, eggs, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir the zucchini into the batter, then pour it into a square baking dish (9×9 or similar). Top the dish with chocolate chips and dried cranberries before placing the dish in the oven.

Bake your chocolate zucchini bars for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is nice and golden. Let the bars cool completely before slicing and serving up this simple snack.

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Servings: 12

Calories per Serving: 176

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, ½ PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 1 ½ cups grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Squeeze grated zucchini in cheesecloth or kitchen towel to remove most of the excess water.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together except for the zucchini, cranberries and chocolate chips.
  4. Stir the zucchini into the batter.
  5. Pour the batter into a square baking dish (9x9 or similar).
  6. Top with chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until top is golden.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting.
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