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Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Looking for a simple brownie recipe that’s sure to bring smiles? This Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies recipe shows you how to make a classic decadent brownie, starring the perfect swirl of tangy cream cheese and REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter. Marbled Peanut Butter Brownies look extra-special because of their marbling, the art of swirling together toppings to get the look of marble. Great for holidays, parties or just because.  If you're ready for another peanut butter dessert recipe, try making Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Bars. These impressive, layered desserts are as tasty as they are beautiful.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Bowl Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Prepare peanut butter filling by beating cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg and milk.


Melt butter in large microwave-safe bowl at high (100%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in remaining 2 cups sugar and vanilla. Add remaining 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in chocolate chips.


Remove 1 cup batter; set aside. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan. Spread peanut butter filling over surface. Drop reserved chocolate batter by teaspoons over filling. Using knife, gently swirl through top layers for marbled effect.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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