PB&J Frosting

If you have not made homemade peanut butter, you need to. It will make your life 10x better than it was before you did. And it's unbelievably easy. When I first heard, I couldn't believe it. You literally just blend peanuts in a food processor and they turn into peanut butter. 

And the possibilities are endless! You can: use different nuts, honey roasted nuts, add spices, extracts, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, different oils, mixes of nuts, sweeteners.

Go crazy! The world is your oyster! Sandwiches will never be the same. Snacking will never be the same. Let's face it, the world will never be the same. And if that thought stresses you out a little, then grab a spoonful of peanut butter and stress-eat it.

For this frosting, I used this PB&J nut mix from Emerald. You just put them all in a food processor and blend them and then you get a beautiful peanut butter and jelly hybridized spread that is the best thing since original peanut butter.

So this frosting is basically PB&J all together. It's magical and will be a complete game-changer. Especially in baking. Specifically, in frosting-making.

I made PB&J frosting with it and would gladly have eaten it with a spoon. But I controlled myself and used it to frost these peanut butter blondies, and they were delicious. A yummy peanut-butter explosion of flavor in your mouth.

PB&J is so underdone. I had it every day as a kid, and now get it only a few times a year. I need more PB&J in my life. And this frosting if the perfect way to get it.

You can frost brownies and make cookie sandwiches and frost an amazing cake (or two, or twelve). The possibilities are endless. You could even switch up the nut butters. But first, I think you should make it with this kind.

What's your favorite kind of nut butter/ways that you change it up?

-Audrey

 

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PB&J Frosting

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/2 cup PB&J nut butter (recipe described above)

2-3 cups powdered sugar

Pinch salt, if necessary

Beat the butter until light and fluffy, then add in powdered sugar gradually until it's thickened. Then add the peanut butter in by spoonfuls until you read your desired consistency and flavor. Add a pinch of salt if necessary.

Use to frost whatever you want!

I suggest these: 

The Baked Brownie

Peanut Butter Blondies (Like pictured above!)

And if you have leftover peanut butter that you don't want to just eat plain, I recommend spreading them on Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. What more do you need?