December 8, 2022

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread

The best way to enjoy zucchini bread is with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups all throughout!

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread is sweet with fresh zucchini, yummy peanut butter cups, cinnamon, and walnuts for a lovely crunch! 

Use up all that fresh zucchini with this moist zucchini bread recipe! It’s a sweet cousin of one of our favorites, One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. 

Baked chocolate peanut butter cup zucchini bread sliced on white plates with mini peanut butter cups.

Zucchini season is upon us, and it makes me so happy because it means I can make some of this delicious zucchini bread! It’s the best. Studded with chocolate peanut butter cups and little flecks of green zucchini.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread

The zucchini in this bread makes it ultra moist and delicious, you can use fresh or frozen as prepared when I show you in my post  How to Freeze Zucchini. 

If you’ve never made zucchini bread before, this recipe super easy to follow! It’s a “quick bread”, which means NO YEAST is required to make it, the leavener used instead is baking powder to make it nice and fluffy. 

Ingredients Needed

Here’s the basic list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread. As always, you can find the full printable recipe located in the recipe card below.

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Eggs – lightly beaten
  • Zucchini – coarsely shredded, unpeeled
  • Sugar
  • Oil – vegetable or canola works well
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Walnuts – chopped
  • Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread

How To Make This Easy Zucchini Bread

PRO TIP  Prepping ingredients ahead is an easy way to make sure this bread goes in the oven super quick. 

PREHEAT   Start by preheating the oven to 350 F. Make sure you grease the sides and bottoms of two bread pans, 8x4x2 inches. 

COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk together. 

Wet ingredients for zucchini bread in clear glass bowl with a dish towel.

COMBINE WET INGREDIENTS  In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, zucchini, oil, and vanilla. Mix well so that there are no egg pieces left. 

MIX TOGETHER  Add the wet zucchini mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir until just combined, the batter will be lumpy, but there should be no flour pockets left. 

ADD THE CHOCOLATE  Last, add the chopped walnuts and about 3/4 of the chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. Mix to combine. 

Chopped peanut butter cups and walnuts in zucchini bread batter in clear bowl.

TRANSFER TO PANS  Pour the zucchini bread batter into two even portions into the loaf pans. Spread evenly, then sprinkle the remaining chopped peanut butter cups over the top of the batter. 

BAKE  Transfer pans to a middle rack in the oven and bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on rack.

2 metal pans of raw zucchini bread batter.

Do You Peel Zucchini For Bread? 

There is no need to peel the zucchini before shredding and using it in this recipe, it would be an unnecessary step and more work. This is the grater I use for shredding zucchini.

It bakes right into the bread in tiny pieces, and as long as it’s grated properly you won’t be able to tell when you eat it! 

Baked Zucchini Bread slice on wire rack.

How Long To Bake Zucchini Bread? 

Zucchini Bread can take around 50 to 60 minutes to bake at 350 degrees F. 

The batter is thick, and the zucchini bread is meant to be moist and tender. 

PRO TIP: Be sure to check with a toothpick inserted in the center to ensure that it is finished baking. The toothpick should come out clean with no crumbs left on it. Chocolate from the peanut butter cups is okay! 

Slices of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread on stack of white plates with mini peanut butter cups.

 

More Easy Zucchini Recipes

Need a few more ideas for easy zucchini recipes? Here are a few of our favorites to try…

I’m excited for you to give this super delicious,  moist zucchini bread a try! Make sure to let me know how it goes in the comments below! 

Slices of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread on white plates.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Zucchini Bread is studded with peanut butter cups and flecks of green zucchini!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time55 mins

Total Time1 hr 10 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 16

Calories: 392 kcal

Author: Shawn

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture.

  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, zucchini, oil, and vanilla. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts (if desired) and 3/4 of the chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans, spreading evenly, top each loaf with the remaining peanut butter cups.

  • Bake about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on rack.

  • You may slice right away and enjoy or wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store overnight for incredible results.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg

Keywords: Chocolate, peanut butter cup, Quick, sweet bread, zucchini

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