Reese’s Frosting

Last year, I shared my discovery of this:

Reeses Spread

I also shared that my discovery quickly turned to disappointment.  While the flavor was good, the texture was weird.  Now I’ve never had food-related texture issues before, but this stuff wasn’t chunky — it was gritty.  Kind of like I was eating creamy peanut butter with sand mixed in.  Yuck.  I used the jar to make cookies, which were quite good and then figured I was forever done with Reese’s spread.

On a recent quest for chocolate/peanut butter recipes, I stumbled on to a recipe using this spread in frosting.  I took a second look.  Perhaps I’d been a bit hasty in my verdict.  After all, it is chocolate and peanut butter mixed together by the people who make the world’s best peanut butter cups.  I decided to give it another try.  Big mistake — and I mean that in a good way.  It makes killer frosting!

Reese’s Spread Frosting

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 jar Reese’s Spread
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 8 chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Using a hand-held mixer, mix the butter and Reese’s spread.  Add the vanilla.  Slowly mix in the powder sugar.  As you add the powder sugar, you’ll need to add in a tablespoon of milk at a time so that you get a smooth consistency.  Once smooth and fluffy, stir in chopped peanut butter cups.

Reese's Spread Frosting

Then spread away.  I put this bowl on a batch of brownies, but I see endless possibilities!

reese's spread frosting on brownies

 

 

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