Cheater’s Peanut Butter Fudge Icing
Jamie here! I’m going to let you in on a little secret…. although I LOVE to make crazy birthday cakes, and pull out my Wilton toolbox to decorate them with homemade buttercream icing (recipe in this post) that I’ve whipped into a rainbow of colors – I definitely will take a shortcut when I’m not in the mood.
I’m not in the mood a lot of the time, actually…
But just because I don’t feel like making homemade icing every time, doesn’t mean I don’t add my special mom touch to the store-bought can. One of my kids favorite cupcake toppers is what we call “Peanut Butter Fudge Icing”. I LOOOOVE peanut butter fudge – I could eat a whole pan in an evening and tell myself I was just protein-loading, for all that bodybuilding I do. (hehe)
Here’s how to bring the fattening joy of peanut-butter fudge to the already-fattening joy of a cupcake:
Take a can of vanilla icing and mix in 4-6 BIG tablespoons of peanut butter (you’ll just have to taste as you go here, to see when it gets to your desired peanut-butteriness) – VOILA! Peanut butter fudge icing!
I think it tastes extra “fudgey” if you use the chunky peanut butter – it’s a little drier and thicker that way.
P B & J Icing?
Another cool take on this would be to make PB&J Icing. I haven’t tried this, but I bet if you iced your cupcakes with peanut butter fudge icing, and then put a small plop of jelly in the middle, and then swirled it into the icing with the tip of a knife or toothpick – you’d end up with a cool treat!
Or Strawberry cupcakes with peanut butter icing? So many fun possibilities!
If you’re a peanut butter fudge fanatic – you will most DEFINITELY want to hop on over to check out my favorite Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe as well!
And don’t miss these Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies for that chocolate + peanut Butter combo goodness!