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Peanut Butter Glaze

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This peanut butter glaze is a popular recipe on the blog. Made with just 4 ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. 

Smooth and creamy peanut butter glaze can be used to glaze a cake or over ice cream.

I’ve been on a peanut butter kick lately. Truth be told, I’m probably always on a peanut butter kick. I’ll never turn down a piece of Mom’s peanut butter pie with chocolate crust or one of my family’s favorite peanut butter cookies.

I love the stuff and always have. Why I’d never thought of making a peanut butter glaze before now, I’ll really never know. 

Peanut butter cake on a Bundt cake.

My house is split on the smooth vs. crunchy. I’m team crunchy, the rest of the family is team smooth. That said, I always have both in my pantry but cook and bake exclusively with the smooth variety.

Using smooth peanut butter achieves the gorgeous texture and gloss as you see on the Bundt cake above. Stay tuned, the recipe for the Bundt cake is coming soon and it’s a bit more dressed up.

I will say, the leftover was delicious over chocolate ice cream. Or toasted pound cake, you could even drizzle it over French toast or waffles.

Top cupcakes or even use it on a layer or sheet cake. You won’t believe just how delicious it is. Try it on these Apple Pie Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes.

Peanut butter and apples are a delicious snack so they would pair nicely with the donuts. Not too sweet, perfectly balanced.

I’d love for you to leave me a comment about your favorite variety or how you would use this luscious glaze.

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Smooth and creamy peanut butter glaze can be used to glaze a cake or over ice cream.

Smooth and creamy peanut butter glaze can be used to glaze a cake or over ice cream.

Peanut Butter Glaze

Yield: 1 ½ cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peanut butter glaze is delicious drizzles over pound cake or to top ice cream.


  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter with electric mixture until fluffy
  2. Gradually beat in 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and incorporated. You want the glaze to be drizzling consistency so add a bit more confectioners' sugar and milk if it is too thick. A little at a time.
  3. Use immediately.

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Saturday 2nd of July 2022

I just made the peanut butter glaze and it's great. Simply poured it over some peanut butter chocolate chip bars.

Ellen Folkman

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Hi Marilyn! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Sounds delicious over peanut butter chocolate chip bars! Thanks for letting me know!


Friday 11th of March 2022

Very good and easy to make. I did make it a little thicker and spread it over my brownies. It worked!! Thx for recipe.

Ellen Folkman

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Hi Helen, I'm so happy you enjoyed the glaze! Using it on brownies is a great idea. Thanks for stopping by leaving a comment. I appreciate it.


Thursday 20th of May 2021

Delicious! Used it on a chocolate cake.


Monday 26th of October 2020

It says in the instructions to use immediately. Would it last a couple of days in the fridge and keep a good drizzle consistency?

Family Around The Table

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hi Lisa! I think if you refrigerate it, it will get hard. It's really meant to make to be used immediately for donuts, a cake, etc. If you do try to refrigerate it, possibly warm it on the stove to loosen it up. I'd love to know if you try it and how it works.

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