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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Frosting


  • 1Let the butter soften at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
  • 2Put the butter, peanut butter, food coloring if using, and vanilla powder in a large bowl and cream with a mixer.
  • 3Stop 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.
  • 4Add the milk, more or less, to get the desired consistency.
    Mix well and then sprinkle with salt and mix in.

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