Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Brownies

From the same book as the Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Brownies, I bring you Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies. These have more of a bar cookie or traditional brownie texture. I didn’t have the nuts called for in the recipe and used some unsalted roasted peanuts. I think it would have been better to have salted nuts. The peanut taste in these is stronger than the chocolate taste.

Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies (from Chocolate Lover’s Cookies & Brownies)

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. peanut butter

1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar

3 eggs
1 t. vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt

1 c. chocolate syrup
1/2 c. coarsely chopped salted nut mix

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Cream butter and peanut butter in large bowl until blended; stir in sugars.

Beat in eggs, one at a time until batter is light. Blend in vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Stir into creamed mixture.

Spread half of the batter evenly in prepared pan. Spread syrup over the top. Spoon remaining batter over syrup. Swirl with knife or spatula to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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