Monday, September 2, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter Frosting

This Peanut Butter Frosting tastes JUST like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Or one of those Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. After one taste of this addicting frosting, I just knew I had to involve "Reese's" in the name of the frosting.

This first time around I ended up with a pretty big batch. Enough to test it out on Devil's Food Cupcakes, Marble Cupcakes, and Brownies. I was very thankful I had neighbors, friends, and a whole football team to give my treats to. (I scaled down this recipe for you.)

Everyone gave this Reese's Peanut Butter Frosting two thumbs up. You don't need a lot of it to satisfy you. Like a Reese's, this frosting is rich. So be your own judge how thick you would like to spread it on your cupcakes, cake, or brownies.

I like to store my frosted cupcakes covered in the fridge, but then again we store our Reese's in the fridge too. Am I weird?

Grab a glass of cold milk to go along with it, and enjoy!

Reese's Peanut Butter Frosting

1/2 a stick of real butter - room temp
4 oz cream cheese - room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/8 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups of powdered sugar

-In a mixing bowl, whip the butter and cream cheese at medium speed until blended and
-Next, at slow speed add the vanilla and peanut butter.
-Stop, scrape bowl sides and bottom, and continue to beat at medium speed until
 everything is combined and smooth.
-At slow speed, add the powdered sugar.
-Continue to mix at medium and scrape sides until frosting is smooth and combined
-Store extra frosting in the fridge.

*If you would like your frosting a tad thicker than this recipe, add more powdered sugar a 
 1/4 cup at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

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