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I knew that Friday was going to be a rough day at school for my daughter. A good friend of hers was moving out of state and Friday was her last day at school. My daughter doesn't handle goodbyes very well so I thought I would have a fun activity planned for us to do that night to keep her mind off of her sadness. She loves to bake so I found a delicious brownie recipe on Taste of Home for us to make together (and EAT) to make her feel better. Well, unfortunately she was too upset to even want to bake with me that night but I did get her to at least have one with a glass of milk. These brownies are really rich and decadent and I highly recommend that you have a big glass of milk to go along with it!
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1-¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup baking cocoa
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 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 the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
- yield 3 dozen brownies
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.