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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! ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Susan
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

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  • 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
% Daily Value
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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