Don’t you kinda want to make this healthy chocolate frosting your computer’s screen saver?
Yeah, me too. Be right back…
Okay, it’s done. Now I can stare at chocolate all day.
Healthy Chocolate Frosting
This healthier alternative to store-bought frosting tastes like what you’d get if you melted a Reeses peanut butter cup and slathered it thickly onto the top of a cupcake. Or ate it straight off the spoon.
NO corn syrup, NO shortening, NO trans fat – just creamy, dreamy, rich chocolate frosting you can slather on absolutely everything!
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative
- 4-8 tsp pure maple syrup (click for a [sugar-free alternative | http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/10/12/chocolate-banana-split-butter/]
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 tsp milk of choice, or more for thinner frosting
- 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- optional: handful of chocolate chips (the "pieces")
Blend everything (including chips, if using) in a small food processor or Magic Bullet. If you have a bigger processor, it might be best to double the recipe so everything blends more smoothly. Best to store uneaten frosting covered in the fridge.
*[View Healthy Chocolate Frosting Nutrition Facts | http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/reeses-pieces-frosting-nutrition-facts/]*
Substitution notes: If you don’t like—or can’t have—peanut butter, feel free to try this recipe with almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter, or maybe even coconut butter! Agave can be subbed for the maple syrup. I haven’t tried a stevia version, nor have I tried the healthy frosting recipe with pb2 or better’n pb. Try those substitutions at your own risk. This healthy frosting recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar.
Try this frosting on a One-Minute Chocolate Cake.
What’s one thing that’s made you smile today?
If you can’t think of anything, take another look at the first photo of this post. If chocolate doesn’t make you smile, there’s no hope for you! 😉