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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate BarsA bar cookie that combines two favorites, chocolate chips and peanut butter in vanilla dough. Oats help to keep them moist – if they last that long. Sure to be a favorite.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup stick butter, softened
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large 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 semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat butter, Equal® and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla 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 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 23 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.
  3. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 48 bars.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe; 1 bar): calories 68, protein 1 g, carbohydrate 7 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 10 mg, sodium 42 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.