Holiday Fun with a Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
December 15, 2017
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This is a partnered post with Country Crock.

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‘Tis the season for decorations, family, friends, songs and lots of food! That’s right! This is the time of year when I get my baking groove on! From Snickerdoodles to Cornbread Cupcakes to Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – these are all delicious baked goodies I’ve made for my family and friends using the new Country Crock Buttery Sticks. 

Have you heard of the new Country Crock Buttery Sticks? They are available in both Salted and Unsalted and make baking super quick and easy! I love that the buttery sticks require no softening time and mix right out of the fridge, making baking easier and quicker – saving time in the kitchen!

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New Country Crock Buttery Sticks are a baker’s dream come true! Unlike regular butter, Country Crock Buttery Sticks mix right out of the refrigerator and into your favorite recipes – no softening need. I love that it makes for easy mixing and delicious baking! While butter takes about 45 minutes to soften, these new Country Crock Buttery Sticks mix straight out of the fridge.

Country Crock Buttery Sticks are made with sunflower oil and have a soft and creamy texture with a country-fresh taste. Plus, Country Crock Buttery Sticks contain 45% less saturated fat than butter. 1 serving of Country Crock Buttery Sticks contains 3.5g saturated fat (11g total fat) while one serving (1 Tbsp.) of butter contains 7g saturated fat. 

Country Crock Buttery Sticks are definitely great when it comes to holiday baking or even baking throughout the year! For our holiday parties, we love to make Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – a recipe that has been handed down in our family. This was definitely a family favorite!

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Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 6 oz. softened cream cheese (3/4 package)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk

Beat together until creamy.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Country Crock Buttery Sticks (salted), melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

1 – Grease a 9×13″ pan and heat oven to 350 degrees. 

2 – Prepare Peanut Butter Filling and set aside.

3 – Melt the buttery sticks in the microwave.

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Peanut Butter Bars #WhenWeBake #CountryCrock #food #foodie #chocolate #holidays #ad

4 – Beat together the eggs, melted buttery sticks, sugar and cocoa.

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5 – Add the vanilla, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Add the flour and chocolate chips and stir well.

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6 – Remove 1 cup of the batter, and then spread the remaining batter in the pan.

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7 – Spread the Peanut Butter Filling over the surface. Drop the reserved chocolate batter by spoonfuls over the filling.

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8 – With a knife, gently swirl through the top layers to marble.

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9 – Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean.

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10 – Cool and cut into bars.

The Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes is super easy to make and tastes delicious! Adults and kids will enjoy it at holiday parties or throughout the year! This is definitely a recipe that will be handed down through the generations. A big thanks to Country Crock for making our holiday baking quick, easy and delicious!

Do you have a favorite recipe you prepare for holiday parties for the holidays?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Holiday Fun with a Marbled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe”

  1. Vicky Sester says:

    Thanks for sharing I made this today it’s great. Merry Christmas

  2. Rosie says:

    Oh wow, all our favorite flavor combos chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese! These bars look delicious!

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