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Peanut Butter Brownies

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Ingredients

1 jar (16 ounces) creamy peanut butter, divided
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted, divided
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1 cup peanut butter morsels, optional
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 to 5 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir peanut butter until evenly mixed throughout; measure after stirring.

Combine brown sugar, 1-1/4 cups peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl; mix until smooth. Stir in eggs; beat until well mixed.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into peanut butter mixture. Stir until well mixed. If desired, stir in 1 cup peanut butter morsels. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on wire rack. Makes 2 dozen brownies.

For frosting: Combine remaining peanut butter, remaining butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Spread over brownies.

Pam Cathelyn
Atkinson




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