This rich and creamy sauce takes the beloved flavor of peanut butter to the next level, adding a luxurious touch to any dessert. It’s so simple to make, I find myself coming back to this Peanut Butter Glaze again and again.
Peanut Butter Glaze
Whether you’re looking to top off a batch of freshly baked brownies or add some pizzazz to your pancakes, peanut butter is the perfect way to do it. My kids would happily scoop it onto just about everything they eat.
But, why settle for plain old peanut butter when you could have it as a decadent glaze?
With its smooth texture and sweet, nutty flavor, this delectable recipe adds star quality to any dessert you pair it with. Discover the difference for yourself. Your taste buds will thank you!
Peanut Butter Icing
When adding milk or water to this glaze, I highly recommend that you follow the directions and do it one spoonful at a time. For the cake pictured in this post, I wanted a pourable glaze, so I used the full amount.
But, if you want a thicker or fluffier peanut butter icing, you’ll need to use less liquid. Adding the liquid a little at a time helps ensure you reach the desired consistency.
Also, it’s so important to make sure that a cake has cooled completely before glazing it. If you pour glaze over a warm baked good, most of the glaze will melt and simply sink into the cake.
Peanut Butter Glaze Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- creamy peanut butter
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- milk or water
Place the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can use a whisk to combine them. And, this is my favorite multi-purpose set.
Add in one tablespoon of milk at a time, beating continuously until it reaches the right consistency. Pour or drizzle it over cake, a stack of pancakes or waffles, or straight into your mouth. No judgment here.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter
There are few combinations that are more irresistible than chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re a fan of this classic pairing, be sure to check out these peanut butter pretzel buckeyes.
I love the taste and presentation of this chocolate cake with reese’s cups. It consistently wows my guests. And, I’ve got my eye on this traditional peanut butter frosting for the next time I make it.
Peanut Butter Glaze
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6-8 tablespoons milk or water
- Combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Add the milk one tablespoon at a time, beating continuously. When the glaze reaches the consistency you desire, pour or drizzle it over the cooled cake.