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The BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting!!!

I looked and looked for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting and could not find one that I like. So I made my own. Its pretty simple and just the right mix of flavors....ENJOY!!!


  • 1 stick of butter (room temp) 1/2 cup shortening 4 cups confectioners sugar (sifted) 1 tsp vanilla 4 tbsp milk 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup peanut butter (creamy)

Comments (19)

Sounds good! Can't wait to try it out.
Peanut Butter & Co. makes a dark chocolate peanut butter, I usually use this to make my choc/peanut butter frosting - it is great!! I delete the cocoa powder and just use the chocoalte peanut butter.
sounds amazing!! thanks for sharing!
Do you use a mixer or mix by hand? Also unslated butter or salted?
Wow just found this recipe and had to make it. I used my kitchen aide mixer and salted butter and wow it is so tasty. I added a little more milk as i like my icing creamy thank you for sharing right into my favorites it goes
hmmm... ive never made buttercream before but would like to try this. so im guessing i cream the butter and shortening first but at what point do i add the peanut butter??? thanks!
ok, i gave this a go with a choc mud cake and it was a total hit with everyone in my office - will be making this again. thanks
Thank you for posting, I am going to give this a try! =)
This was so delicious! I did it with chocolate cupcake and filled it with a peanut butter filling. It tasted like a Tastycake peanutbutter tandycake! But did anyone find it to be VERY thick and need a lot more milk than called for??
Beyond fantastic! Put it on PB cupcakes, which only had a hint of PB flavor. This frosting has a very nice PB flavor without being excessive, and actually the same applies to the chocolate. It has a perfect blend of the 2 flavors. And even though it is a buttercream it is not excessively sweet, the sweetness does not overpower the flavors. I added 3 T of powdered dream whip (I think this helps stabilize BC's) and a pinch of salt. Amazing, really good!
This icing was a huge hit at my dad's birthday! He requested (at random) a chocolate peanut butter icing after I had found this recipe earlier in the day. I found I had to add a bit more milk for the creaminess that I like, but otherwise so easy and great flavor. Thanks!!
Just made this. It turned out real well. Had to add alot more milk. But over all good!
Just made this. It turned out real well. Had to add alot more milk. But over all good!
YUMMY! I just made this frosting (paired it with "A+ Babana Cake" cupcakes), and it came out delicious! Since there are no instructions, I'll write my method here in case anyone is wondering: I creamed high-ratio shortening, unsalted butter, and PB together, then added the sugar and cocoa powder a little at a time. It becomes very dry, so in between, I added the vanilla and heavy cream (I didn't have milk, and the frosting turned out great with HC). I ended up using more than 4 tbsp. Highly recommended! Thanks for sharing :-)
If I add meringue powder do you think this will crust enough to do the VIVA papertowel method?
Just made this today and my cupcakes are delicious! And as mentioned before I added a lot more milk than what was stated on the recipe.
This is delicious! I added 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream instead of milk. Perfection!
I just made this and put it on the "chocolate cupcakes by brownsugardeelights". I filled them with the Easy Bavarian Cream on this site and topped it with the Chocolate Peanut Butter icing. OMG I got the most amazing comments from people at work. They thought they were the BEST cupcakes they had ever had. I love getting recipes off this site.
Has anyone used this to frost a 2-layer cake?  Some PB frostings just slide down the cake. 
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