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Double Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies


So, I have a few different jobs I do to help bring in some extra money each month.  One of these jobs is rather messy, and once I get started, I want to spend at least 30 minutes to an hour doing it, as it is just plain messy.  My almost 3 year old is home with me in the mornings, and occasionally I need to work when she is home, rather than in the evenings when my husband is home.  So I turn on a short cartoon, get her a snack, and then head out to the garage to get dirty.  Never fails, she always comes out, about 10 minutes in and wants to make cookies, or brownies, or some other yummy treat.  And of course, I just can’t resist, that sweet voice, and the yummy treats we will create!

Today was one of those days…and I needed something for book club meeting anyway.  I had a package of Reese’s Peanut Butter chips in the cupboard, and we went with a brownie recipe on the back of the package.  Delicious!!  If you prefer chocolate chips, you could always add those to the peanut butter brownie batter, and have a bit more chocolate flavor.  Either way you do it, they are sure to be tasty!!

Makes about 36 brownies for less than $4.00


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1/2 cup butter, softened – ($0.50)

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

3 eggs – ($0.30)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 10 oz. pkg. Reeses Peanut Butter chips, or chocolate chips – ($1.98)

1/2 cup Hershey’s Chocolate syrup


Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan.

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Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl.

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Add sugars; beat well.

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Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.  Blend in vanilla.

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Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

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Mix into Peanut butter mixture, blending well.

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Stir in chips.  Spread half of batter in prepared pan.

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Drizzle syrup over top.

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Top with remaining batter.

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Swirl with a spatula or knife to get a marbled effect.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Cut into squares.