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You requested chocolate for Tasty Tuesday, so here is a yummy recipe!  Several months ago I went to a friend’s house for dinner.  It was my job to bring dessert and since we were trying to watch our calori intake, but both of our families love a good chocolate & peanut butter dessert, I decided to come up with a healthier concoction!  I made this on the “fly”, so I am sure there are even more substitutions I could make somewhere…..but the substitions I made in this recipe were enough to cut what is usually a 400+ calorie count in a pb and chocolate dessert into only 238 calories.  So, give it a go!  And enjoy!

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1966774

A chocolate peanut butter dessert that is almost half the calories of “normal” peanut butter bars found online.

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 20
Number of Servings: 20
Tips

If you need the icing to drizzle more smoothly, add a tsp more of almond milk at a time until desired consistency.

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, unsalted

1/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup Splenda baking blend

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup Skippy natural peanut butter, smooth

1 egg, medium, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Icing:

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

2 Tbsp Skippy peanut butter, smooth

2 Tbsp. Silk dark chocolate almond milk

Directions
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter.  Add egg and vanilla; mix well.  Combine flours, oats, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture.  Spread into olive-oil sprayed 13x9x2 baking pan/glass dish.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over bars.
Serving Size: Makes 20 2.5″x2″ size servings
Number of Servings: 20
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