Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Adapted from a Hershey's recipe, this heavenly concoction starts on the stove-top and ends with countless rave reviews. It has made me famous amongst co-workers and friends! I usually pair it with a buttery Betty Crocker cake mix and then top it off with chocolate curls or drizzled chocolate syrup which has been cut through for a marbled effect.


  1. Stir flour into milk.
  2. Cook on low heat in a small saucepan until boiling, stirring constantly.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool on the counter-top for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat with a hand-mixer until fluffy.
  6. Store in the fridge.
  7. *Variations* A softened 8-oz. block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese may be beaten in for a richer frosting. Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder can be added a tablespoonful at a time until desired flavor/color has been achieved. This produces a rich-tasting chocolate/peanut butter frosting.
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The secret to the success of this recipe is to first cook the milk and flour to a paste and then let it cool thoroughly. Don't worry about bringing it to a boil, because it won't. And DO NOT add the sugar to the milk! When the mixture is completely cool, beat the remaining ingredients (sugar, peanut butter, margarine and vanilla) in a bowl until fluffy--the sugar will "dissolve" during the process and will not remain grainy. Then gradually beat in the milk/flour mixture until it is incorporated and the frosting becomes fluffy. (I have already substituted butter-flavored shortening for the margarine and it turns out beautifully.) The consistency of this frosting is more like a firm whipped topping, not like a traditional powdered sugar icing. I have a similar recipe that omits the peanut butter and increases the margarine to 1 cup total. Enjoy!

doobtones #2 July 23, 2008

Oh my goodness! This is exactly the peanut butter frosting I've been looking for! Made it for
the frosting for a wacky cake (Wacky Cake) and if I had my way, I wouldn't have shared
at all. Makes enough for a 9" x 13" cake but I used it all on a 9" x9" inch cake. (no complaints from anyone) Light in texture, full of flavor~will be making this again...and again. Thank you!

mtnmel March 21, 2011

it was great but half a cup of sugar would do better.

Addai P. December 22, 2015