Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
This crunchy and creamy bar cookie is really delicious, and only ⅓ of its calories come from fat!
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 36 SQUARES
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- ⅓ cup reduced-fat peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ cup crisp peanut butter-flavored cereal squares, finely crushed
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (13-ounce) can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ × 13″- baking pan with nonstick cooking spray containing flour; set aside.
In a large bowl combine butter, peanut butter, egg, and egg white; beat until combined. Add brown sugar and beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, finely crushed cereal, oatmeal, salt, and baking soda and mix until crumbly. Press half into prepared pan.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and 1½ cups chocolate chips; microwave on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, then remove and stir until smooth. Spoon evenly over the crumbs in pan.
Top with remaining ½ cup chocolate chips, then remaining crumbs; press down lightly.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bars are set. Cool completely, then cut into squares to serve.
PER SERVING Calories: 190 | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 61 mg | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Fiber: 2 g