Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies
non-stick baking spray
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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. Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
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.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Spread the peanut butter filling over the top. 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.