Lower-Fat Peanut Chocolate Chip Trail Bars

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by LUv 2 BaKE

These are moist brownie like bars with just the right amount of chocolate and peanuts. This recipe was originally high fat, but I successfully substitute applesauce for most of the margarine. Excellent served warm, although still very good cool.

Top Review by Megan from Chicago

I skipped the 2/3 cup sugar just to reduce the calories. I did add the brown sugar. I can see why most people would probably prefer to add in all of the sugar but the bars were still good without the 2/3 cup sugar. I am sure that they are out of this world with the sugar but still good without.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, cereal, oats, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat margarine, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients; Stir together.
  4. Add in all coconut, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and about 2/3 cup peanuts.
  5. Spread batter evenly into a greased 9 x 13" baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the batter evenly with remaining chocolate chips and peanuts; lightly press them down on batter.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 23-27 minutes, until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a rack.
  9. When cool, cut into 21 bars.

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