Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
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Serves: 15 brownies
 
Chewy milk chocolate brownies loaded with peanut butter chips and then dotted with a peanut butter cream cheese swirl.
Ingredients
  • For the Brownies:
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (11 ounce) package Nestle Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • For the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Butter a 9 X 13 baking dish. Line it with parchment paper, and then butter the parchment. This insures easy brownie removal! You can just lift the whole thing out of the pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. When the butter has melted, stir in the whole bag of chocolate and peanut butter chips. Melt them over medium heat stirring occasionally. The mixture will be sort of clump until is melts down-- it's fine.
  4. While the chips melt, whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until they are frothy.
  5. Once the chips have melted, remove from the heat (let them cool just slightly) and add them to the egg mixture about a half cup at a time (this tempers the egg and keeps it from curdling or scrambling), whisking between each addition.
  6. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Dump in the flour mixture and stir until just combined Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. For the Peanut Butter Swirl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, egg yolk, and sugar together until smooth. Drop the mixture by the tablespoon across the top of the brownie batter and then use a butter knife to swirl it across and around.
  9. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes and let cool completely before removing to cut and serve.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/milk-chocolate-peanut-butter-brownies/