Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Frosting

Jessica Hannan


I could eat this with a spoon!
Ok, ok, I DID eat it with a spoon. Then I ate some more on a chocolate cupcake, and dang it, where are some graham crackers when I need?

I love the creamy mild peanut butter flavor, the tang of the salt and that it is not overpoweringly sweet.

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24 cupcakes, maybe more, Could not stop eating it, lol


2 Hr 5 Min


1/2 c
creamy peanut butter
1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 tsp
vanilla powder or vanilla extract
1/2 bottle
yellow food coloring
2-3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
fine sea salt (not as fine as regular table salt, but not as big as kosher salt)
3 Tbsp
2 % milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Let the butter soften at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
Put the butter, peanut butter, food coloring if using, and vanilla powder in a large bowl and cream with a mixer.
Stop the mixer, add the powdered sugar and mix again. It will be clumpy and yucky, just keep mixing. After 30 seconds or so, it should come together.
Add the milk, more or less, to get the desired consistency.
Mix well and then sprinkle with salt and mix in.

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