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Layered Peanut Butter Brownies

 Layered Peanut Butter Brownies
"The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these brownies a real crowd-pleaser," writes Margaret McNeil from her home in Germantown, Tennessee. "They're so good, they won a ribbon at the fair."
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups 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:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 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 a greased 13-in. x 9-in. 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 at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in

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Layered Peanut Butter Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • Chill until serving. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 190 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.