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Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars

 Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars
Our pros cut over 100 calories and half the fat from each original bar! We think that Lynette Rens of Maynard, Minnesota will be pleased with our changes, and the resulting brownie bars.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar blend
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and sugar blend until well
  • blended. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, oats, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually
  • add to butter mixture and mix well. Beat in walnuts.
  • Spread batter into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with

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Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely
  • on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in cocoa and
  • milk until blended. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; whisk in
  • confectioners' sugar until smooth. Immediately spread over bars. Let
  • stand until frosting is set. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 185 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.