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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

This is one of those recipes that you have so many times, you don't even know if it's written down anywhere! I do remember that I found this on a bag of chocolate chips when Amanda was a little girl so that's been over 30 years. You can use chunky or smooth peanut butter. This is like a chewy peanut butter brownie with ripples of chocolate through it. I like to use Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips for this and I love to eat this still warm...it's just lots of goodness going on when you bite into this!

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
1/3 cup margarine/butter
½ cup peanut butter
2 eggs
¾ cup self-rising flour
½ tsp. Vanilla
1 ½ cup chocolate chips
Preheat over to 375. Cream together the sugars and margarine; add eggs and vanilla; stir in flour. Spread in pan (8x11 or a 8 x 8 square) that is greased. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the batter and place in the oven for 5-6 minutes (chocolate will begin to melt). Remove from the oven and with a knife, swirl the chocolate chips ONCE through the batter. (more than that and it mixes with the batter and that’s not what you want. Just move the knife down through the batter). Return the pan to the oven and bake another 25 minutes. More if using an 8x8 because the batter will be thicker.
If you only have plain flour, add ½ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt

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