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Candy Chip Bar Cookies

 Candy Chip Bar Cookies
I try to cut back on the saturated fats and trans fats my family consumes. So I fix these sweet homemade bars, which have less fat than the commercial baked goods. -Wendy Budlong of Acton, Massachusetts
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Sugar substitute equal to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup M&M's minis


  • In a bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, sugar substitute, peanut
  • butter, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
  • stir into the peanut butter mixture. Stir in M&M's.
  • Spread in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool
  • on a wire rack. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 204 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.