Saturday, March 29, 2014

Peanut Butter Brownies

Don't let the title deceive you: these peanut brownies also include CREAM CHEESE, which make these absolutely to die for! My basketball team had asked that I make them bars (that sure is a way to their heart). I was scrounging through my recipes and found this peanut butter brownie recipe that I remember when I made it for our youth group kids, it was a big hit.

One thing I like about this recipe is that I usually have all of the ingredients in stock. I always try to stock 2 packages of cream cheese in our fridge because outside of cheesecake, most recipes do not call for more than 2. Plus, they usually last a few months.

It sounds like a complicated recipe (you may think that when you read you have to add cream cheese), but it is far from that! You can have these brownies prepared and baked in 1 hour. Well worth my time!

Next time you have an outing or have to bring a dessert, try this new recipe!

Peanut Butter Brownies
3 eggs
1 c. butter, melted
2 t. vanilla
2 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 c. milk chocolate chips

2 pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 T. milk

1. In a bowl combine eggs, butter, and vanilla.
2. Combine dry ingredients and add to egg mixture; stir well.
3. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Set aside 1 cup for topping.
5. Spread remaining in 9x13 pan.
6. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar until smooth.
7. Add egg and milk, beating until combined.
8. Carefully spread over batter.
9. Drop reserve batter by tablespoonfuls over filling.
10. Cut through batter with knife to swirl.
11. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick is clean.
12. Refrigerate until serving.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, these look and sound too good to be true!

    Thanks for sharing.



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