Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

contributed by Nina Hauke

1/2 c. Peanut Butter
1/3 c. Light Brown Sugar, packed
 3/4 c. White Sugar
 2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 c. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
 8 oz. Chocolate Chips
Directions:
Heat oven to 350*F.
 In a large bowl combine the peanut butter, light brown sugar and white sugar; beat until creamy. (I have found that it does not become “creamy”; it comes together into a crumbly, crumb-like texture.)
Add the eggs, vanilla, flour, and baking powder; mix together well.
Spread into a greased 9″x13″ pan. (Again, doesn’t come together as expected, must “mush” into pan by hand. Also for these amounts mentioned above, would recommend using an 8″x8″ square pan or doubling ingredient amounts for a 9″x13″ pan.)
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
Bake for 5 minutes. (Found this was not long enough in my oven; maybe your ovens run hotter and it will be enough, but would recommend longer. Also, I have used “blobs” of leftover chocolate frosting because I didn’t have chocolate chips and I found that worked better because the frosting melted better and the choco. chips got a bit hard/burned?)
 Remove from oven and run a knife through to marbleize.
Return to oven for an additional 25 minutes. Cool fully before cutting. Enjoy! 🙂
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