Everyone gives up something for Lent and I would venture a good many of the sacrifices include chocolate. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is a favorite combination of mine so I’m thinking ahead to Easter Day and having a pan of these brownies on hand. You can keep the marshmallow bunnies and the jelly beans. My chocolate level is low so the only cure, still a few weeks away, is something gooey, sweet, and chocolate!
Marbled Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark, brown sugar
3/4 granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Blend in dry ingredients. Spread batter in greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Scatter the chocolate chips over the top and bake for three minutes. Remove from oven and run a knife through the chocolate and peanut butter batter in swirls. Return to oven and bake approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Cut in squares when cool.
Makes approximately 2 dozen bars.