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Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Chocolate and peanut butter are such an enjoyable combination. This delicious frosting makes a satisfying topping to these moist chocolate cupcakes.—Ruthe Stevenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:26 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, salt and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 90 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Wonderful flavor, rich and creamy. Will become one of my stand by recipes. Thanks for sharing"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"THIS WAS SO EASY AND DELICIOUS!!!! I made a peanut butter cookie bar and spread it on top and they were amazing!!!! next time I'm putting this on a cake and yes there will definitely be a next time!!!! :)"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Let me say OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! and I really mean it. Being a collector of fine recipes (and having the habit of printing first then trying) I now email the different recipes to myself to try first THEN print if we like it. Let me say this is being printed and saved to recipe disk incase I lose the printed copy. WONDERFUL.. Thank you so much for a great recipe. I give this an AA for the grade of the day"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Best. Frosting. Ever."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Great Recipe. I used it on my Granddaughters Reese's peanut butter wedding cake. It was a total hit."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I put this frosting on top of brownies. It was absolutely delicious, but it was a bit too much frosting for a 9x13 pan; next time I won't use it all.

After I started making this, I realized I had run out of confectioners' sugar, so I made my own. Simply put granulated sugar in a blender, and blend for a few seconds! You will probably only need about 2/3 cup granulated sugar for each cup of powdered sugar."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"To lessen the fat, I used Land O Lakes light stick butter & Jif Reduced Fat peanut butter. I also used 1% milk, & it turned out great. Everyone raved about it. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"what an amazing frosting! The BEST!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"this was the best!"

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