Peanut Butter Brownies

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these brownies a real crowd-pleaser. They're so good, they won a ribbon at the fair.

Yield

3 dozen (36 servings)

Brownie Ingredients

3 eggs
1 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Filling Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with butter or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Spread remaining batter into prepared baking pan.

In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and milk on low just until combined. Carefully spread over batter. Drop reserved batter by tablespoonfuls over filling. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire cooling rack. Chill until serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

Additional Information

Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Using a plastic knife when cutting the brownies helps prevent them from sticking to the knife.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 190, Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 6 g), Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 120 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 3 g.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee

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