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Peanut Butter Frosting

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Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.


Fat: 10g


Protein: 2g


Carbs: 5g (net)

Icons do not reflect ingredients.

I made some brownies the other day and they were delicious! However, I feel that chocolate is incomplete without peanut butter. I know peanuts are totally not paleo, so you could certainly use almond butter in place of peanut butter here, but I have yet to make that jump. I am quite content in my peanut butter bubble.

I am trying not to flood the site with nothing but dessert recipes, because this stuff really should be eaten in moderation, but I’m having some serious sweet cravings lately so it’s been hard. Not to mention that work has consumed most of my days so I have had very little time to get new recipes on the site, and for that I apologize. Hopefully that will change soon. So in the meantime, make some brownies, slather some peanut butter frosting on them, and don’t feel too guilty about it.

PS: If you’re making this frosting for a pan of brownies, I would suggest you cut it in half. A full batch of frosting would be enough to cover two pans of brownies, unless you like a LOT of frosting…

Peanut Butter Frosting

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 118 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson


  • 3/4 cup Palm Shortening
  • 3/4 cup Smooth Natural Peanut Butter no sugar added
  • 1/3 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Beat palm shortening and peanut butter on high speed until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add honey, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Beat on medium speed for about 45 seconds to combine.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue beating on high speed until the frosting is thick and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. You can use right away, or place in the refrigerator for about an hour to let it firm up. The refrigeration step may be necessary if you are in a high-humidity climate (I am not).
  6. Serving options: frost cupcakes, cakes, or brownies; eat by the spoonful (seriously)

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from:
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbsp)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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9 Comments on “Peanut Butter Frosting

    1. Kendra

      It’s labeled paleo because it can be made with ANY nut butter, I just chose to make it with peanut butter. Someone said they would try it with macadamia butter. I bet that would be fantastic!

    1. Kendra

      I’m sure you could but there are 2 reasons I didn’t: coconut flavor changing the taste of the frosting & coconut oil has a lower melting point so I was worried the frosting would be too soft. If you try it out, let me know how it works. Good luck 🙂

  1. Sarah

    I did try it with coconut oil, and it was great! It was softer, and needs to be kept in the refrigerator. My coconut oil was liquid when I began, so I mixed everything, then froze it for 10 minutes and it whipped up very nicely! I also used Stevia in place of the honey. Great!

  2. Laura

    I just wanted to tell you that this is my go-to frosting recipe!!!! I’ve had it 3 times with almond butter, using butter instead of palm shortening because I could never find it in stores…so delicious! I finally ordered some because I really shouldn’t be eating dairy anyway, and this time i used the shortening and sunbutter for a more peanut like flavor. I love it both ways and have to give major props to you for making such a easy and delicious recipe.


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