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Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Servings: 16 brownies
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick/3oz) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped nuts (chopped peanuts or other nuts of your choice) optional
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Vegetable cooking spray

1. Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl; add eggs. Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla; beat well.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to sugar mixture, stirring well.

3. Divide batter in half. Stir cocoa and nuts (if using) into one half; stir peanut butter into other half. (Peanut butter mixture will be thick.)

4. Spoon dollops of each batter alternately into a 9-inch (23cm) square pan coated with cooking spray. Cut through batters in pan with a knife to create a swirled pattern. Bake at 350° F (180°C) for 25 minutes or until a wooden stick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let cool completely on a wire rack. When brownies are completely cooled, cut into squares.

Makes 16 brownies.

Date: November 6, 2003