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Healthy Chocolate Frosting

This secretly healthy chocolate frosting recipe is so deliciously rich and chocolatey, you’ll want to eat it straight up with a spoon!

Secretly Healthy Vegan Chocolate Frosting

NO shortening, NO trans fat, NO corn syurp.

A 5-ingredient thick and creamy chocolate frosting you can slather on absolutely everything.

Try it on cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, or eat it right out of the blender.

Also Try These Easy Cinnamon Rolls – 4 Ingredients

During sophomore year of college, my favorite roommate introduced me to the idea of eating Pillsbury chocolate frosting straight from the jar.

With a spoon.

Like ice cream.

(Guess why she was my favorite roommate…)

Obviously this was not the healthiest habit, although it embarrassingly fit right in with the rest of my all-carbs-all-sugar college diet.

I created the following recipe as a healthier alternative, and years later it’s still one of my favorite recipes, because you can use it in so many different ways.

Hint: It’s great on top of these Sweet Potato Brownies

Chocolate Covered Katie Frosting

My personal favorite way to make the recipe is with peanut butter, because it will taste like eating a Reeses peanut butter cup!

If you want a more neutral flavor, simply use almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter, or even coconut butter instead of peanut butter.

Still craving chocolate? Make Chocolate Banana Bread

Above – watch the video of how to make healthy chocolate frosting.

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Healthy Chocolate Frosting

This healthy chocolate frosting recipe is great for cakes, cupcakes, or eating with a spoon.
5/5 (6)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 1/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup almond butter (pr peanut butter, or allergy friendly sub)
  • 4 – 6 tbsp pure maple syrup, honey, or agave (or here’s a keto version)
  • 1/4 cup regular or dutch cocoa powder
  • 4 – 5 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Blend everything together until completely smooth. It's smoothest if you use a blender or food processor but can technically be done by hand if needed. Store leftover frosting covered in the fridge.
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Feel free to try this recipe with almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter, or even coconut butter! I haven’t tried a stevia version, nor have I tried the healthy frosting recipe with pb2 or better’n pb, but you can try those substitutions at your own risk.
If you’d prefer a non-chocolate cake or cupcake topping, be sure to try this homemade Coconut Whipped Cream.

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Published on September 16, 2020

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  1. Jamie says

    We must be on the same wavelength! Yesterday I had a croissant on my plate and wished it was a chocolate croissant. I quickly mixed almond butter and cocoa powder together to put on it. It was missing a little something. The frosting here is probably what I really needed. Luckily there are more croissants!

    Funny enough, I woke up on Saturday morning wanting a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin. I thought of making some, but got one from a bakery instead. Then your post on Monday was pumpkin muffins! Love it.

  2. Theron says

    It is uncanny how you sometimes post something with perfect timing. When this post arrived I was baking a single layer chocolate cake and thinking to myself that I wished there was something different and healthier that I could use instead of the usual vegan buttercream. I was worried that my machines wouldn’t handle the small amount of the recipe so I just whisked it up by hand using the higher amount of liquids. The texture reminded me of play dough (if anyone can remember that) which was similar to a ganache, and was the perfect thing that I had wished for.

  3. Wanda says

    This frosting is quite tasty and so easy. Is there a place that shows the WW count on chocolatecoveredkatie’s recipes? I thought in the past there was, but I don’t see it for this recipe.

  4. Eileen says

    I just made a banana cake that has no sugar. I wanted a frosting that didn’t have any processed ingredients as well as minimal sweetener and no refined sugar. I frosted my cake an had to lick off the spatula. Wow! This is tasty. Two thumbs up!

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