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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Posted by on Sat, August 9th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Dessert is fantastic. Don’t believe us? Try some!  Today’s DIY gives us a healthier option for dessert! It comes from Dolly55 of London, Ontario!

My recipe is Chocolate Zucchini brownies. These are a low-fat alternative to normal brownies, but taste just as delicious! Don’t let the Zucchini part throw you off – they are chocolaty and will satisfy your chocolate craving without making you regret it later.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup flour (we used white/whole wheat, but any will do)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 pan (we used glass).
  2. In large bowl mix eggs, vanilla, sugar and applesauce until smooth.
  3. In medium bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until there are no clumps.
  4. Add dry ingredients from medium bowl into larger bowl with wet ingredients. – Do not over mix
  5. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  6. Put in glass dish – spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes. Once done place glass dish on cooling rack for 20 minutes. (It can stay in this container if you have a lid for it and best stored in the refrigerator).

These look pretty spectacular! Thanks for sending!

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Have a great weekend!

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Tastemakers Presents: Core & Slice a Pineapple with Ease!

Posted by on Tue, August 5th, 2014 at 2:59 pm
Summer is the best time to take advantage of nature’s candy and enjoy all the fruits that are in season. But sometimes and for some fruits like the beloved pinapple, we need a little help to make it easy to eat. That’s where our latest Tastemaker comes in: Ann-Marie is the lovely lady behind Chaos ... Read More »

Swagbucks Do-It-Yourself: World’s Best Cheesecake!

Posted by on Sat, August 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 am
Did you know that cheesecake was invented during the month of August? I definitely made that up. But, what I can’t make up, is this delicious recipe from Cyclemate, of Lexington, IL. My Swag Name is Cyclemate and my husband made me this wonderful cheesecake for Valentine’s day… I wanted to share this with you because ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: DIY Water Coolers!

Posted by on Sat, July 26th, 2014 at 11:00 am
Happy Weekend! We hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. This week we have a really fun and cool DIY submission, from ameade924, of Midlothian VA! DIY Water Coolers! What you’ll need: A personal sized water cooler(I used 2 quart) White(or whatever color you want) spray primer for use on plastic Fine sandpaper Painter’s tape Acrylic paint(suitable for ... Read More »

Tastemakers Presents: Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Posted by on Fri, July 25th, 2014 at 9:00 am
There’s nothing like a summer movie night, whether it’s a free outdoor event in your community or a cozy night in at home. If you love a bag of microwave popcorn for movie night, but hate the price, then Tastemakers has a treat for you! Meet Stacy of Adventures in Coupons. She loves a good ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Apple Crumble

Posted by on Sat, July 19th, 2014 at 11:00 am
For this weekend’s DIY, we’ve got a tasty looking recipe from 2tootrue of Odessa, FL! Ingredients 1 apple, any variety 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. brown sugar ¼ cup 100% apple juice or ¼ cup water 1/3 cup granola cereal Whipped topping, yogurt or ice cream, optional Directions If desired, the apple skin may be removed ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Mango Lassi

Posted by on Sat, July 12th, 2014 at 11:00 am
The weather is hot, the sun in shining and you look like you need a cool beverage! Fear not, today’s DIY recipe will serve you right.  It comes from Urvi25 from Virginia.  Enjoy! I make Mango Lassi and Sweet Lassi regularly to beat the heat during summers because it’s cooling in nature and is great for ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Lime Chili Chicken Skewers

Posted by on Sat, July 5th, 2014 at 11:00 am
One of the best parts about July 4th weekend is all of the delicious BBQs we get to attend! Here’s a great recipe from mamameowmix, of Shawnee, KS that you just might want to add to your menu! Lime Chili Chicken Skewers Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast –cut up into pieces for ... Read More »

Swagbucks Do-It-Yourself: Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Posted by on Sat, June 28th, 2014 at 11:00 am
It’s officially Summer and that means getting outside and family gatherings and BBQs and friends and pools and everything in between! For today’s DIY, we’ve got a recipe from JAYBLACK1988 of  Texas that is delicious and healthy (only because it has ‘salad’ in the title): Strawberry Cheesecake Salad: Stir together: 1 bag of miniature marshmallows 16 ... Read More »

Tastemakers Presents: 10 Chicken Crock Pot Freezer Meals

Posted by on Thu, June 26th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
The Swagbucks Tastemakers are back with a question for you: who wants to make dinnertime easier? With summer in full swing, maybe you have the kids at home, or maybe you’re busier with family trips and vacation, and it’s no doubt that now is a great time to have several meal options hand. The kicker? ... Read More »