We decided we'd like to share our peanut butter frosting because it's super versatile - small alterations can turn it into a filling or a dip for pretzels/cookies. YUM! -KT and Lisa
Our Lady's Peanut Butter Base
1 cup peanut butter (creamy is best for smooth frosting) 5 tablespoons room temperature butter (salted) 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (can substitute vanilla extract) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup heavy cream
Beat peanut butter and butter together for about 1 minute on medium speed. The butter should be well integrated. Add powdered sugar 1/2 a cup at a time and beat until smooth. Add vanilla paste and salt, beating for 30 seconds.
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Add heavy cream and beat until smooth. The frosting will get clumpy and weird right after you add the cream, but don't worry -- it'll smooth out again. If you over-beat and the frosting gets soft, just pop it in the fridge for a couple minutes, and it will re-stiffen. If it's too stiff, add more cream.
To make this into a filling, use 1/2 cup of heavy cream and beat for a couple minutes. The texture will become mousse-y and light. To make it into a dip, add 4 oz of cream cheese and increase the sugar to 1.5 cups.