Monday, July 16, 2007

Manic Monday #2 - The Recipe Edition

Now, enjoy a Manic Monday treat – Peanut Butter Marble Brownies! Or as I like to call it – an orgasm in a 9x13 pan!

2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk

1 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 egg, and milk until smooth. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, 2 cups white sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the remaining 3 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; mix into the batter. Stir in chocolate chips.

Remove 1 cup of the chocolate batter. Spread the remaining batter into the prepared pan. Spread the peanut butter filling over the top. Drop the reserved chocolate batter by teaspoonful over the filling. Using a knife, gently swirl through the top layers for a marbled effect.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely, then cut into bars.


Anonymous said...

There goes my diet I had planned :) Those look scrumptious!! Great marble post :)

the108 said...


Gattina said...

What a (nice) day ! Fortunately I have all this behind me, lol ! Now I loose my marbles for something else. Your cake looks yummy, but it's a bit early for eating it !

Desert Songbird said...

I sooooooo did not need to see this when I'm trying to cut back on sweets. Another sister was just diagnosed as a diabetic, and I'm still freaking out...

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Those look soooooo yummy, Miss Neila!
May I have some, pleeeeease???

Sanni said...

An orgasm in a pan? Starbuck´s? Sounds like Sanni´s heaven =)

I´ll have to go to the grocery (alone!!!) and bake thereafter...
Eric and Frank seem to write quite similar shopping lists. There´s something like "halfmilk" on mine, means: fat reduced. =)

Mags said...


Morgen said...

now you have me craving chocolate
and peanut butter and
cream cheese


Comedy + said...

Now this is more like it. I think you should have made these for all the participants of MM. You did didn't you? Have a great MM. :)

lisa said...

oh how I remember those picture taking days! great stories, thanks for sharing. and those brownies look awesome.

crazy working mom said...

Ohmy! those look so yummy. So, do you have some in the oven for me?

Travis said...

I need about four of those.

Sparky Duck said...

I made the brownies tonight, they were fantastic!

Twyla said...

I'm definitely going to make those! I'm afraid I might eat the whole pan myself though. LOL

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