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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirled Brownies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

A rich and decadent brownie swirled with chunky peanut butter and cream cheese!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie recipe, peanut butter brownies
Servings: 12
Author: Jackie
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirl
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chunky or smooth
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line the bottom of an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Spray edges of pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, and oil.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, whisk until smooth.
  5. Add cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk until smooth.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
  8. To make the cheesecake filling, whisk together the cream cheese, egg, and sugar until smooth.
  9. Add dollops of cream cheese mixture and peanut butter over the brownie batter. Swirl with the tip of a knife or with a toothpick.
  10. Bake brownies 27-30 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  11. Cool completely, then slice into 9 large bars or 12 mini bars.