I made this recipe for oatmeal bars, following the instructions with just a couple changes. Although they turned out well, I would like to reduce the sugar content while still preserving the texture of the bars. They are currently somewhat dense and a bit crumbly but still hold together, and I'd like them to either stay that way or be lighter and less crumbly. What changes could I make to achieve this?
Here is specifically what I did:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (Jif)
- 2 beaten eggs
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp each of baking soda, salt, cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins cooked in 5 tbsp water, including water
- 4 tbsp whole milk plus enough more to make the dough hold together
Mixed everything together and baked in a greased 9x13 glass pan in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.