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Reeses Pieces Fudge Frosting

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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE FROSTING - NO corn syrup, NO shortening, NO trans fat - just creamy, dreamy, rich chocolate frosting you can slather on absolutely everything! @choccoveredkt


Yeah, me too. Be right back…

Okay, it’s done. Now I can stare at chocolate all day.


chocolate peanut butter 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!

reeses pieces



Healthy Chocolate Frosting

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  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative
  • 4-8 tsp pure maple syrup (click for a sugar-free alternative)
  • 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")
Yield: Yields almost a 1/2 cup


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.

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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 Mug 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! 😉

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Zestful Lou says:

    Made me smile: My morning coffee at my favorite Starbucks with the world’s coolest baristas! Love it.

    1. Kit-Kat says:

      Starbucks is the friendliest coffee shop ever!!!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Where do y’all live? My Starbucks girls are kind of snotty. 🙁

        1. claudia says:

          Try a local place instead! Better coffee, maybe better service too! I’ve had luck at the local, fair trade coffee places near by (:

          1. Lauren says:

            Isn’t there anyone that doesn’t like coffee? I like chocolate instead. ❤️

    2. In the frosting I used the new PB2 and it was perfect. PB2 has 85% less fat than peanut butter. 1/4 cup powder mixed with 2 Tbsp water to make 1/4 cup peanut butter. I didn’t need to add any milk to the recipe.

      Great recipe, Katie!

      1. Bridget says:

        Thanks Wendy! I JUST opened my delivery of 3 lbs of PB2. And after this weekend’s indulgences, I looking forward to a kinder way to answer my body’s 3 o’clock sweet craving. 😉

  2. Amanda says:

    This recipe made me smile! 🙂 Also tomorrow. Im a bridesmaid in one of my closest friend’s wedding. I couldn’t be happier for her.

  3. Samantha says:

    One thing quick? Being asked that question. 🙂

    …then I started reflecting on this recipe and eating it, that it is Friday, my puppy…all the good things. 🙂

  4. Liz says:

    this recipe makes me smile!

  5. Made me smile: someone’s Facebook status … “May the 4th be with you”

    Enjoy your Friday (and May the 4th be with you)!

  6. Heather says:

    This recipe makes me smile! I’m still drooling since seeing the teaser picture yesterday and now I get to make some frosting when I get home from work. Thanks for the recipe, Katie!

  7. I just pinned this to try – looks amazing. I’d love to do a sugar-free version with stevia and maple extract.

    Today I am smiling because I leave for the Blend Retreat! 🙂

    1. Bella says:

      Tell us how it came out Laura! Im interested!!

  8. YUM!

    One thing that made me smile was the outpouring of support my friends & family gave me when I launched my new company’s FB page today 😀

  9. Miss M says:

    MY NEW PUPPY! Can’t stop smiling 😀

    And that looks goooooood.

  10. seeing the title of this post immediately made me excited. 🙂 this sounds SO good and looks so easy too!

  11. oh no! this looks dangerous 🙂 I’ll have to whip this up next time I make one of your mini cakes!

    One thing that made me smile today is waking up to a text message from Dallas. He’s away from home a lot from April-September, and right now he’s in Idaho and we can’t afford to talk on the phone or text so it’s really hard. Having even just one text message to wake up to definitely made me smile 🙂

    Happy Friday, Katie!!

  12. Patricia says:

    Couldn’t you just eat Peanut Butter & Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams or White Chocolate Wonderful instead? lol

    1. Lisa says:

      I do love that one, but I just made this frosting and have to say that it’s even better! And the texture is much more “frosting-y” than the DCD which is more thick and like a pb spread. Does that make any sense? I bet this one’s cheaper too, in the long run!

  13. Ooooh yum, great recipe, I will have to make this soon! 🙂

    Doesn’t get top spot for things that made me smile today though – that goes to cuddling my friend’s 4 day-old baby…so tiny, so cute!! 😀

  14. Kiersten says:

    Being woken up by my crazy puppy 🙂
    Mmm! That looks delicious. Guess what I’m making today?

  15. this looks sooo good! and whatdya know, I have ALL of the ingredients in my pantry….this makes for a good Friday, in my opinion!! 🙂

    1. Karen says:

      Me too! I actually just made it! Currently I’m cursing the fact that I’ve lost even one tiny drop in the blender. It is THAT good.

      Now if only I had something to go under this frosting…
      Oh who cares? I’m happy to just eat it like mousse. Katie, I love it!

      1. Lisa says:

        I’m eating it straight off the spoon. I have always loved chocolate and pb, so why I never thought to make my own (cheaper) PB&Co frosting is beyond me. I love how Katie seems to reach into our minds and figure out exactly what we’re craving and make a simple recipe from it that anyone can do!
        I’d stay and chat, but there’s more frosting in my Magic Bullet ;).

  16. Yum that looks great! I probably would have eaten it from the bowl…woops!

  17. Jennifer says:

    I work in an elementary school, and today a little girl in kindergarten told me that she really liked my name and my shirt. It was very sweet and it made me smile.

  18. Dawn says:

    Thank you for posting this one!!! I am going to make it right now!

  19. Rachel says:

    Seeing Reeses Pieces Fudge Frosting as the recipie for tday:)

  20. Åsa says:

    Went for a really lovely run this morning and it was perfect running weather, slightly cloudy but almost sunny, and cool but not cold. That made me smile. Also, today’s recipe prompted me to simply mix some cocoa powder into my almond butter and eat it with a spoon… Which was yummy, so that also made me smile….

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