Friday, September 23, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Blog Party

It’s party time! Yes! Introducing the Chocolate Zucchini Blog Party, which Valerie over at City | Life| Eats co-hosted with me.

We had a bunch of challenges for folks who wanted to participate, each of which involved developing a recipe that involved chocolate AND zucchini. Two awesome foods, brought together in one recipe. Ready. And go.

There was the first challenge: any recipe combining chocolate and zucchini. In that category, Jessica from Bake Me Away! made Martian Cookies.

We also had the plant-based (vegan) challenge, which Danielle from The Instinctivore took on with her Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Basil Icing.

Then there was the gluten-free challenge, which appealed to Beth from Boston to Berkeley – she made Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes (with Zucchini).

Oh. Then. THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Vegan and gluten free. Who was up for that?

Rachel from My Munchable Musings, for one; check out her Chococherry Zucchini Cookies.

Sheree from Cats in the Kitchen had another delicious dessert to share as part of the ultimate challenge: Chocolate Zucchini Brownie in a Mug.

I obviously thought the brownie idea was great, because I submitted my own Zucchini Brownies to the ultimate challenge.

Not everybody went with desserts for the ultimate challenge; Beth from Boston to Berkeley, the rockstar sending in TWO recipes, created Roasted Zucchini and Potato Tacos with Mole and Avocado.

My lovely co-host, Valerie from City | Life | Eats, was all over the zucchini-based smoothies for the ultimate challenge, especially with this delightful German Chocolate Smoothie.

Gena from Choosing Raw also entered the ultimate challenge with a smoothie, the Chocolate and Zucchini Smoothie.

And one more smoothie for the ultimate challenge, this one by Fay from Raw Lawyer, who made a Frozen Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie with Hemp Protein Powder.
Delicious stuff, isn't it? I'm going to have to get a lot of zucchini this weekend to try some of these out. You should, too.

Which of these recipes looks most delicious to you?


  1. These all look and sound great! I think the smoothies intrigue me the most. Thanks for including me despite being out of the loop!

  2. I would of course go for the Martian cookies! - Always wondered what Mars (or Martians) taste like:)

  3. These all look great! I'm going to have to see how many zucchinis I can find so I can test out a bunch of these.

  4. Wow....who knew you could do so much with zucchini! I will have to poke around with some of these recipes; nothing wrong with a little extra green in your diet! :D

  5. The martian cookies but also the brownies look so freaking good. Nommtastic.

  6. Those Chococherry Zucchini Cookies are watching me. I feel scared.


    Love the look of the mug-cake! I have a few recipes for those but they're all not exactly healthy!

  7. Oh wow, what a lovely post to read this morning, so many delish things :) My mom's favorite baked good is Zucchini bread, so I am more definitely going to share this with her and ask her what she wants me to create!

  8. I know I am super late to the party but I love it, so many great zucchini dessert recipes!