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from "Smith & Hawken: The Gardeners' Community Cookbook" by Victoria Wise

Using up an excess may have been the impetus for including zucchini in these blondies. The fortuitous outcome is that the zucchini adds just the needed moisture to the somewhat stiff batter to keep the blondies light as they bake.

–Jessica Kurtzman (Greenville, RI)

Makes nine 3-inch squares
 Smith & Hawken: The Gardeners' Community Cookbook

Oil, for greasing the baking pan
5 tablespoons butter, melted with 1 tablespoon water
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (6 ounces)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup chocolate or butterscotch chips

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1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
2. Pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and mix well. Crack the egg into the bowl, add the vanilla, and beat until blended.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and stir to mix. Add the zucchini and nuts and stir to mix into a stiff batter.
4. Spread the batter in the baking pan and sprinkle the chips over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out almost clean but still a little batter coated.
5. Remove, cool enough to handle, and slice into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature. Will keep, covered, for 3 days at room temperature. Or wrap individually and freeze for longer storage.

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  Green Zucchini - $1.49/lb
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  Guittard Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - $5.99/ea
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  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - $1.39/ea
  La Baleine Fine Sea Salt - $4.69/ea
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