Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookie Bars With Yoghurt Substitution

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chocolate chip peanut butter cookie bars

A couple years ago I learned a tip that has revolutionized how I make baked goods for my family.

I've been using Mountain High Yoghurt as a yoghurt substitution for higher fat ingredients and it has not only made my recipes healthier… but so much moister too! My yoghurt recipe for thick and chewy chocolate chip & peanut butter cookie bars is a family favorite of ours and I hope yours too!

chewy peanut butter bars with chocolate

cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter

These are so easy to make too!

I was able to make a whole pan of them from start to finish (me eating them) in less than an hour!


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lowfat plain Mountain High Yoghurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together.
  3. Slowly add all dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the flour last.
  4. Add batter to a greased pan.
  5. Bake for 25+ minutes. I always start checking it at the 20 minute mark. It's done when it's golden brown on top.

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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What's your favorite way to add more yoghurt to your diet?

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I know my family would be thrilled if I would make these for them. But, I think I will just send them the recipe and let them make them themselves.

  2. Oh goodness, they look delicious! Love it when you can find healthier swap-ins without sacrificing taste. Will have to try this recipe soon!

  3. Can you mail some to me? YUM!! These look awesome!! I am always trying to find ways to sub for the “bad” stuff, great substitution here! YUM

  4. This looks so delicious. I will have to try making this recipe this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  5. That looks sinful…like too good to eat just one, but if you eat more than one, oh lordy!!! Yum! Like the yogurt substitute.

  6. These do sound delicious! I have never seen this brand yogurt before and have never tried substituting yogurt for other ingredients. I tend to eat yogurt alone-or with fruit/flavoring. I do love my yogurt.

  7. These look incredible and I love that they are chewy! I haven’t heard of Yoghurt but I’d like to give it and your recipe a try!

  8. With school almost done soon. I am looking forward to having some fun and trying new recipes. My 8 year old daughter loves helping me bake and cook. She also is a big fan of Chocolate chips and peanutbutter and cookies and if I tell her she can have it all in a bar she will want to try it. Thanks I’m going to pin this recipe.

  9. my favorite way to add more yogurt to my diet is adding a lot for fresh fruits and nuts!
    Thank You for the chance

  10. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe and the great giveaway I appreciate the chance to be able to win such a great gift 🙂

  11. I love healthy additions to tasty treats! It makes me feel less guilty for indulging! I love using yogurt in place of mayo in tuna salad – so much tangier and tastier! I’ll have to try this recipe, it looks fab!

  12. These look so good; I love chocolate and PB together! But I don’t see chocolate chips in your ingredient list in the recipe??

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