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Swirly PB & C Bars

Swirly PB & C Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 28
Melty peanut butter and chocolate swirl atop cookie bars that hold an abundance of peanut-butter and chocolate swirl chips. How sweet!
By TBSP Susan
Updated May 7, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup peanut-butter and chocolate swirl baking chips (or milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick baking spray.
  • 2
    With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add 1/3 cup peanut butter and blend well. Add egg. Add soda, salt and flour, beating until well blended. Stir in baking chips.
  • 3
    Press dough into prepared pan. Bake at 350° F for 17 - 22 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on rack 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, prepare frosting: Cream powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Add 3 tbsp milk and blend until smooth. Reserve 1/3 cup of frosting mixture and set aside. To remaining frosting, add baking cocoa and remaining tbsp milk. Mix until smooth.
  • 5
    While bars are still warm, frost with chocolate frosting. Drop peanut butter frosting by walnut-sized balls onto chocolate frosting and swirl with a knife or small spatula. Marble it as much or as little as you'd like. Allow bars to continue cooling until frosting is set.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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