Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I enjoy adjusting our menus to incorporate whatever is in season, and right now, that means zucchini! Try out this delicious recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread.  While it’s baking, your kids can try out the Corn Putty recipe below for a few minutes of fun!

Corn Putty

Play with it like clay, then watch it become liquid again!

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water + 1 tablespoon water
  • Food coloring

Blend mixture with fork. It should flow when the bowl is tipped but feel solid when you touch it. If it’s too thick, add a little water. If it’s too runny, add a little cornstarch.

Recipe provided by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread



  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 (2oz) Hershey's regular candy bars melted (or 1/2 cup baking cocoa)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt



  1. Beat eggs.
  2. Add sugar & oil.
  3. Melt chocolate & stir in with vanilla & zucchini.
  4. Add dry ingredients.
  5. Pour into well greased & floured pans.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour – less for smaller pans.


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