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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

40% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup Equal Spoonful*
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

* May use 24 packets Equal sweetener

Instructions

  1. Beat butter, Equal and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract until blended. Gradually mix in combined flour, oats, baking soda and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Spread mixture evenly in well-sprayed 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven 23 to 25 minutes.
  4. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  5. Cut into squares; store in airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 48 bars

Nutrition information per serving (1 bar): 68 calories; 1g protein; 7g carbohydrate; 3g sugar; 4g fat; 2g saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 42mg sodium; 1g fiber

Food exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Recipe and photo credit: Equal Sweetener.

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