Dr. Cookie Peanut Butter Squares

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Beat the peanut butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat again.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder and beat until well mixed.
  5. Stir the chocolate chips into the batter.
  6. Spread the batter in the pan.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean.
  8. Cool in the pan and then cut into 16 squares.
  9. Store in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

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.

chefGIR November 02, 2008

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.

LUv 2 BaKE December 27, 2005

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.

Fitzjam July 10, 2005