Tasty Tuesday and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
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!
A chocolate peanut butter dessert that is almost half the calories of “normal” peanut butter bars found online.
If you need the icing to drizzle more smoothly, add a tsp more of almond milk at a time until desired consistency.
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
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp Skippy peanut butter, smooth
2 Tbsp. Silk dark chocolate almond milk
Serving Size: Makes 20 2.5″x2″ size servings
Number of Servings: 20