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Candy Chip Bar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


1-1/2 dozen

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


  • 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 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup M&M's minis


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 204 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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