Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
These are a great treat when you love peanut butter, but don't like all the high-fat versions of bars. They are from a book called Dr. Cookie. I find these very satisfying for a relatively low-fat peanut butter bar.
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons semisweet mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray.
- Beat the peanut butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat again.
- Add the flour and baking powder and beat until well mixed.
- Stir the chocolate chips into the batter.
- Spread the batter in the pan.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan and then cut into 16 squares.
- Store in the refrigerator.
These were awesome! The only thing I did was add maybe 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil when mixing the sugar and peanut butter to prevent them turning out too dry.
I love peanut butter!!! I also love making low fat healthier baked goods. I now have another recipe to add to my pile. These are scrumptious peanut buttery bars with a hint of chocolate. Because of the previous review I added about 2 tbsp of milk. I didn't have any problem with dryness what so ever. I also decreased the sugar to 2/3cup for personal preference. Thanks for a great recipe!! EDITED TO ADD: I have made these bars several times since I first reviewed them in July. I must say these are definitely my favorite low-fat peanut butter bars. I find them moist (even without the milk) and extremely delicious. In the many times I have made them they have never been dry. A must try in my opinion.
These were not the best bars i have ever had. I put milk in them as per a recent review and they were still really chaulky.