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PB Berry Bars

PB Berry Bars

PB Berry Bars


Makes 16 servings


2 cups instant unflavored oatmeal (about 5 packets)
1/2 cup sugar-free reduced-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup finely chopped strawberries


  1. Place 12-inch skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add oatmeal; cook and stir 6 minutes or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Mix peanut butter, 5 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2-1/2 tablespoons oil, sugar and cinnamon in skillet. Heat and stir until well blended and thoroughly melted. Remove from heat; add oats and stir until well blended. Spoon into 9X9X2-inch baking pan and using rubber spatula, press down firmly to make crust. Place in freezer 15 minutes to cool quickly. Sprinkle strawberries evenly over all.
  3. Place small saucepan over low heat and add remaining chocolate chips and oil; cook and stir until completely melted. Drizzle melted chocolate over strawberries. Cover with foil and freeze at least 2 hours.
  4. To serve, let stand 10 minutes at room temperature before cutting into squares. Store remaining pieces in freezer.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2-1/4x2-1/4-inch square serving
Sodium 41 mg
Protein 4 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 9 g
Calories from Fat 53 %
Calories 158

Dietary Exchange

Fat 2
Starch 1

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