Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These sound wonderful!! Posted by request, From Reader's Digest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, using a fork, stir flour with cocoa, salt, and baking powder until no cocoa lumps remain.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, then egg, egg whites, and vanilla until combined.
  6. Stir in flour mixture just until blended.
  7. Turn about 2/3 of the batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. Spoon dollops of remaining brownie batter over toop.
  9. Do not smooth out.
  10. In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter with cream cheese until smooth.
  11. Beat in brown sugar then egg white until bleded.
  12. Drop by spoonfuls in between chocolate batter spoonfuls.
  13. Using a thin bladed knife, draw the tip through the two batters to create a marbled effect.
  14. Continue to do so until the batter is fairly level on top.
  15. Bake in preheated oven until the centre of the brownie appears set and the sides just start to pull away from the pan, about 28 to 30 minutes.
  16. Cool brownies in pan on a rack before cutting into squares.
Most Helpful

At a 20-minute baking time, these brownies came out too dry. Good peanut-butter taste, but no gooey/gummy brownie texture.

Chaya July 28, 2002

Okay, this one's gonna be a favorite! I made some changes, based on a previous review. I used 2 whole eggs instead of 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites. For the peanut butter part, I didn't have any cream cheese, so I just blended the peanut butter with 1/4 c. marshmallow cream (leaving out the rest of the ingredients) and used that for the peanut butter part. I also cut the baking time to 25 minutes and tested it to be sure it was done. The brownies I made turned out very moist and fudgy!!

rhondalynne August 02, 2008