Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting.

A creamy, thick, protein-packed frosting to use on top of all your favorite healthy (or not-so-healthy) treats.

Skinny Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Good morning!

How was your Labor Day?  I spent the weekend in Chicago with my best friend Marie and her sisters, celebrating her sister Kathleen’s bachelorette party. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a taste of our fun-filled (and food-filled!) weekend.

We ate cupcakes, deep dish pizza, sushi, tapas, Garrett’s famous caramel corn, apple pie, cinnamon rolls, and more.  We drank beer, sipped wine, and had a few more beers. Let’s just say – I think I’ll be full for the next few days…

Chicago

I’m back home in Baltimore and it is back to reality!

Ok, has it really been over a month since my last peanut butter recipe? I am ashamed, my friends.  Let’s fix that with a peanut butter treat that can be eaten ALL the time with ANYTHING you please.

Did you know that frosting can actually be… healthy?  Yeah – frosting.  I made this frosting last week when I had an abundance of Greek yogurt in my refrigerator that I wanted to eat up before leaving for vacation.  I spread the frosting onto a batch of Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

You guys LOVE these muffins as much as I do.  They have been wildly popular on my website since I posted them a few months ago. Made from egg whites, yogurt, whole wheat flour, applesauce, cocoa powder, honey, and not much else.  And they don’t even taste healthy, which is why we love them so much.

I usually always have a bunch of these skinny chocolate muffins in my freezer.  I make a batch, eat what I can, and freeze the rest.  They’re good for up to 3 months. A quick nuke in the microwave and you have yourself a melty chocolate muffin with half the guilt.  By the way, when I say “muffin” – I really mean cupcakes. These lightened up chocolate muffins are really just cupcakes without frosting. That is, until I frosted them with healthy Greek yogurt frosting…

Skinny Chocolate Cupckes - no butter, no oil, and made with yogurt. Ready to be frosted!

Skinny Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting at sallysbakingaddiction.com

skinny chocolate muffins + skinny peanut butter frosting =

 Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Amazing Cupcakes 

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting - creamy, thick, healthy, protein-packed

Let’s talk about this creamy, dreamy frosting.

It’s made from protein-packed Greek yogurt, peanut butter, a touch of maple syrup for sweetness, vanilla extract, and a bit of cream cheese.  For my batch, I used 0% plain Chobani and reduced fat cream cheese.

Substitutions? You could use vanilla Greek yogurt (nonfat or low fat) or even honey flavored.  Mmm sort of like a honey-roasted peanut butter frosting.  Dee-lish.  You could use full fat instead of the low fat option I used.  And for sweetening the frosting? Honey, agave, stevia, sugar or whatever sweetener you please can be used instead of maple syrup.  Almond butter, honey-roasted peanut butter, cookie butter, or even Nutella would be fabulous substitutions for the regular peanut butter as well.

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My Greek yogurt frosting certainly doesn’t taste like buttercream.  If you can make a healthy frosting taste like real buttercream, you’re my new best friend.  But this peanut butter frosting is amazing nonetheless.  It’s not overly sweet and has just the right amount of peanut butter flavor. The cream cheese is hardly noticeable; I use it for thickening purposes rather than for flavor.

Some other ideas for the frosting:

1) Use it as a protein-packed dip.  Dip apples, bananas, pretzels, apple chips, graham crackers, celery, carrots, pita chips, and more. It makes a healthy after school/mid-workday snack.

2) Frost it onto treats like these healthy banana muffins, peanut butter oatmeal bars, breakfast cookies, toasted homemade honey-oat bread, healthy pumpkin bars, or sugar-free chocolate bars.

3) Eat it with a spoon. Why not?

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting - creamy, thick, healthy, protein-packed

Look how thick it is!

Chocolate sprinkles = necessary. 

Skinny Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting at sallysbakingaddiction.com

So now you know what I’ll be eating this week as I recover from a weekend full of treats.

Detoxing with frosting. ;)

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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting

A creamy, thick, protein-packed frosting to use on top of all your favorite healthy (or not-so-healthy) treats.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Chobani Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla, nonfat or low fat)
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese (low fat or full fat)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (see above for substitutions)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 batch Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins (optional)

Directions:

Add Greek yogurt and peanut butter to a medium bowl.  Beat on medium speed for 1 minute until combined. Add the cream cheese and maple syrup, beat for 2 minutes until combined and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Taste the frosting and add more maple syrup if desired.

Use as a frosting, dip, or enjoy it plain.  Cover frosting tightly and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

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95 Responses to “Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting.”

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    Erinposted September 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Wow, I was trying to come up with a greek yogurt frosting recipe in my mind just this weekend! This looks awesome! I love the idea of using it for other things too. I think I would mostly end up using it for my spoon. ;) Glad you had such a fun weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:44 am

      It tastes best paired with a spoon, I must say…

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    Katy @ Katy's Kitchenposted September 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I am totally not a frosting person because I usually find it way too sweet, but I think I would love this healthier version! A little bit of tang from the greek yogurt- yes. Perfect for spreading on absolutely anything.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Katy – you would adore this frosting then. You have complete control over its sweetness! It’s perfect.

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    Tieghanposted September 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! I have to say, I am pretty jealous!! You and your girlfriends sound like so much fun!

    Now this frosting, wow! Such a genius creation! I would have never thought to use greek yogurt for a frosting! Amazed and I too always use Chobani 0% plain. I love the stuff! Can’t wait to give this a try!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 am

      I AM IN LOVE with Chobani 0%. Tieghan, I eat it on and with everything. And it was such a great weekend. Back to reality this week :( :(

      Hope you had a great long weekend!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)posted September 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Amazing idea–this frosting looks so creamy and decadent, at first glance, you would never know that its made with Greek yogurt. I’ve used sour cream in a frosting and I wonder if this has a similar tangy-ness? I know I would love this!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Though I’ve never tried sour cream in frosting before, I would think it would have the same tangy taste. But the peanut butter masks most of the tang here.

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreatposted September 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    OMG…I’m in love with this frosting recipe! Already pinned and on my list to try asap!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Thanks for pinning, Holly! I think you’ll enjoy it.

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    laurasmessposted September 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I never would’ve thought to use Greek yoghurt in frosting! What a great idea Sally! Looks delicious (mmm, if it’s yoghurt I could eat it for breakfast, right?). Glad that you had a fantastic time away in Chicago. Ah, a bachelorette party… did it make you excited for your own wedding? :) Also, I love your new blog makeover. It’s been a little while since I visited so I’m not sure when it went live, but it’s a gorgeous template to show off your beautiful food photos! xx

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    Karlyposted September 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I don’t know how you do it, but you always make me want to eat food with skinny in the title! Haha! Usually I’m all, nah, calories are delicious!

    This looks SO good, especially with those muffins!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Haha! Well Karly, I think you’d love this. I know you always like the real thing, so it’s a compliment that I persuade with the skinnier stuff!!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figsposted September 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I tried these muffins the other day and thought they wouldn’t get any better, because wow, they were ever so amazing! But this frosting would take tham over the top, it looks delish and I love that you used greek yogurt, which is like my favourite ingredient ever. Pinning this so I can make it soon!
    P.S: glad to see you had a lovely weekend, it sounded so fun! :D

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Don’t you just love those muffins? You have to try them with this frosting, Consuelo! Thanks for pinning!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted September 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Okay, so I’ve been wanting to make Greek yogurt frosting foreeeevvvveerrr, but I was always sure I could never get it to be the right consistency, and that it would end up thin and watery. I am SO GLAD you proved me wrong, and over-the-top obsessed with this frosting. You better believe the next time I make cupcakes, this stuff is going on top. Well, if it even makes it that far. ;) Well done, my friend!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:51 am

      This stuff is thick, creamy, and anything but watery. :) Thanks for tweeting about it Ari! And I know you’re going to looove it.

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    Eve @ Ideally Sweetposted September 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I better not make this… I will be putting it on absolutely EVERYTHING!!!! Love the pb in it as well as the cream cheese. What a great combo!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 am

      At least it is healthy, Eve! I don’t feel so guilty eating a bunch of it.

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    marcie@flavorthemomentsposted September 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I love using Greek yogurt as a dip or cheesecake! I’ve never used peanut butter in it, but it sounds like a phenomenal idea.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Marcie, you gotta try this. It sounds like you love Greek yogurt as much as I do!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted September 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Back to reality is always tough, but sounds like you had a great weekend! I’d love to visit Chicago sometime :) Love the use of Greek yogurt in this frosting!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Ashley!! You’d love this stuff.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted September 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Welcome back to reality, Sally! :) This frosting looks absolutely incredible. A total game changer as far as frostings go! I LOVE inventive takes on it without butter. Great recipe, I’ll be trying it for sure!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:52 am

      I know you will love this stuff Georgia. :) Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted September 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve been trying out different ways to use yogurt in place of butter in frosting. This looks incredible! Definitely will have to try your variation!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Enjoy, Jessica!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakesposted September 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Yes, sprinkles are definitely necessary.!

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    Emily @ Life on Foodposted September 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I would certainly be licking my fingers with this frosting. So yummy!

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    Shelby S http://bellabakes.netposted September 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Who says you have to put it on top of something LOL! Looks super yummy Sally! :)

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted September 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Once again Greek Yogurt comes to the rescue! This frosting looks delish.

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    Mercedesposted September 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I love this idea for a healthier frosting Sally!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweetposted September 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I love adding Greek yogurt to everything!!

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    Soniaposted September 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing!! I am not a fan of buttercream frosting, especially the store-bought king (I find it too fat and sweet for my taste), and I love the idea that it can be used as a dip!! Sounds delicious with apples, can’t wait to try this! :)

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    • Soniareplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I meant “store-bought KIND”! haha

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      • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        Eeeek store bought frosting is SO sweet. I used ot love it when I was little, but not so much anymore. Oh this stuff is SO good with apples, Sonia!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wineposted September 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I am SO glad you had a great time in Chicago – it seems like you hit (and ate!) all of the highlights! :) And I’m loving this idea for frosting. Healthy but still super tasty with the PB and maple syrup – I am totally going to give it a try the next time I make cupcakes!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Becky, you’re so sweet. It was so much fun. I love Chicago, it’s so beautiful and there is just SO much to do. You have to try this frosting! xo

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    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted September 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Always looking for new ways to lighten up my baking – this frosting looks so tasty! I’m not even a fan of peanut butter… but peanut butter frosting? I’m totally there.

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    Beth @ bethcakesposted September 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Detoxing with frosting sounds like the best idea ever. :) So does greek yogurt in frosting. I’m very interested in how this tastes, plus all the variations you listed. Can’t wait to try it!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Let me know how you like it Beth!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Bakerposted September 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t feel too bad that you are back to reality if this is what reality brings :p Love the addition of greek yogurt to the frosting!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Zainab! So nice to chat over email today :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted September 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Love the pic of you with your friend! And I’ve missed all your IG posts. Too busy packing to look up! But I used to live downtown Chicago years ago and oh, the fun we would have had in that city together! :)

    Love this frosting/dip/spread. Anything with PB is going to be good, and then with the creamy Greek yog, a little cream cheese and maple, mmmm, good stuff! Thanks for the reminder about those muffins, too! You make the best little muffins! Healthy or not, they look incredible! And a perfect size for a snack! Not jumbo, which is nice and all, but you know:)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Oh my goodness. Packing is probably taking over your life right now! Thinking of you. And you would love this frosting/dip/whatever Averie!

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugarposted September 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Glad you had fun in Chicago! I love it there!

    What a great idea to use greek yogurt in icing! I’m going to have to try it. And I love your grey plate in the first picture! I totally almost bought that at Anthropologie this weekend but got a couple others instead. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      LOVE anthro. I stalk their sale section quite often. The gray plate is one of my favorite finds this summer.

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    Hollyposted September 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Detoxing with frosting! Sounds like a dream! Fantastic post as always, can’t wait to give this a try :)

    partyatgatsbys.me x

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Let me know how you like it, Holly. Thanks!

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    Juliaposted September 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    How I miss Chicago and it’s pizza! Great photo of you by the river…

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you Julia!

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    Gloria // Simply Gloriaposted September 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Looks like you had a blast in Chicago! (I’ve never been.) You’re pretty creative with this greek yogurt…and pb. (=

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Gloria, Chicago was amazing!! Such a beautiful city. And this frosting – sooooo darn tasty!

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    Eileenposted September 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love the ingredients that went into this frosting. I don’t envision it overly sweet – perfect!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      It’s not too sweet at all. AND you have complete control over its sweetness too – as opposed to a buttercream where you need all that powdered sugar for thickness. Hope you try it Eileen!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookiesposted September 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’m always amazed at the many uses for Greek yogurt. So many applications, both sweet and savory. But I never would have thought it could be used in a frosting. What a great idea to keep frosting a little lighter and a lot more nutritious!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Greek yogurt is a miracle ingredient isn’t it? It amazes me too, Jamie. Hope you try this some time!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted September 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love you for this. In addition to everything else I have proclaimed that in the past.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      I knew you’d love this stuff Erin! Just knew it. And thanks for tweeting about it!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted September 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m in Greek yogurt heaven – LOVE using Chobani in almost everything, but I never imagined it in frosting. My skinny cupcake prayers have been answered.

    I loved seeing your pics from Chicago over the weekend – I’ve only been there once (also for a bachelorette party!!), and it was an absolute BLAST.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      I just KNEW you’d love this stuff Ashley! It has your name written all over it. Chicago is SO much fun. I want to go back already!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    LOVE recipes like this! Sweet and delicious but not too decadent! Awesome, Sally!

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    Christi @ Love From The Ovenposted September 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Yum! I’m loving the dip idea. Well, that and the spoon. :)

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    Jamie | Jamie's Recipesposted September 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Yum! I just made some low calorie banana muffins and I bet this frosting would be so good with them.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yesss! Would be delicious, Jamie!

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted September 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Skinny. Frosting?!? Yes please, I need a big bowl of that to get through this semester!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      eating frosting makes doing work a bit better, right?!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted September 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Such a fabulous idea!!! Greek yogurt is a miracle food.

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    Alexis @ deliciousfoodideas.netposted September 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    So good to see a healthier recipe this week I, too, spent the last two weekends in pre-wedding celebrations. Especially at the bridal shower, I certainly have over indulged in baked goods.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      I can never hold bake at bridal showers. There is always so much good food!

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    Caleyposted September 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    So you mentioned lots of peanut-butter-replacement options…but you didn’t mention cookie butter/Biscoff! ;) I think that’s what I would try first! This is such a great recipe; frosting is my favorite part of cake/cupcakes/dessert-in-general, but it is usually so horrendously bad for you! Maybe it would even work to just thin out some regular buttercream with Greek yogurt to make it slightly skinnier. ;) This is also a great idea for a dip, as you mentioned. Thanks for such a versatile recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 3rd, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      THIS is why I love ya Caley. You pick up exactly what I left out!! How did I leave out the option of cookie butter?!? Adding that in right now! Thank you so much for keeping me on my toes. ;)

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    jodye @ chocolate and chou fleurposted September 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Who even needs a vessel when the frosting is this healthy. Serve me up a bowl and I’ll be perfectly satisfied! I always ate the frosting and left the cake, anyway. I don’t think I’ve ever made peanut butter frosting, but you’ve inspired me!

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    Ashleyposted September 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    What a great idea Sally! Thanks for sharing!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted September 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’m so happy to hear this frosting is guilt-free ;) and therefore, whatever it touches instantly makes that food guilt-free as well… right? Idk, it’s probably explained somewhere in science.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 4th, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Hahahahahahah – yes. It has the guilt-free touch. Anything you slather it on is automatically healthy. DUH!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted September 4, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I’ll take any excuse to have frosting for breakfast! You are a genius for using Greek yogurt, Sally!

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    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted September 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Oooo greek yogurt in frosting?? My bf would DIE to try that on one of my cupcakes. Awesome recipe, Sally! :D (Plus protein in my frosting?? That totally makes it ok to eat cupcakes for dinner, right?)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 4th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      YES total dinner food, obviously. :) Thanks Jess!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)posted September 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Ooooh I LOVE the idea of this Greek yogurt frosting!!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted September 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Mmm these look fabulous. And that frosting rocks my world!

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    Rachel Hosieposted September 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Help Sally! Love this look of this and am currently making it with nutella instead of PB, but it’s really runny… Should I add more cream cheese to thicken? Thanks! (And thanks for all the great recipes!)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 5th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Hey Rachel! I’m here to help. Let’s see. Are you using Chobani? I prefer Chobani because it is SO thick and makes extra creamy frosting. If so, try adding a bit more cream cheese. Make sure you are using an electric mixer to beat everything – not a spoon or other utensil.

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      • Rachel Hosiereplied on September 5th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Thanks for your reply, Sally! I’m actually in the UK so used some of our Greek yoghurt, not Chobani… Maybe that was slightly my problem. Thanks for your tips! I ended up added some more cream cheese and popping it into the freezer for 45 minutes to firm up. It turned out delicious, thanks :)

        • Sallyreplied on September 5th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

          Perfect, Rachel!

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    Amyposted September 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve been mixing a little sugar and peanut butter into my Greek yogurt for MONTHS as a mid-afternoon snack, but I never thought to use it as frosting. You’re absolutely brilliant Sally! Especially combining both it AND your skinny chocolate muffins. That’s my favorite kind of recipe! ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 8th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Oh it’s so good as frosting Amy. I know you’d love this stuff!

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    Alyseposted October 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

    hi Sally ! so I am new fan of your absoutely delish blog. It was a slow day at work when I stumbled across your site and I have visited it every day since! I am writing down and trying so many of your creative recipes ! Just want to thank ya for the inspiration and my boyfriend loves this baking kick on I’m on( so he thanks you too).

    p.s. love the stories with every recipe :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 16th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Alyse! I am so glad that you are loving my my blog. When I’m particularly bored, I could get lost on blogs and Pinterest, basically anything related to cookies :) Let me know any recipes you try! I love hearing about it.

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    Jennica Garciaposted December 27, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Hello! This may sound weird to you but I am planning to use this frosting for my Pet Bakery. I just have to remove the vanilla extract and maple syrup. I am from the Philippines and I was just wondering if this would work without the cream cheese as well? How long can I keep it when refrigerated and when not refrigerated?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 27th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      No weird at all! The cream cheese is really more for texture. You could leave it out, but the frosting will have the consistency of yogurt. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It must always be stored in the refrigerator.

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    Graceposted January 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for posting this! Question about storage though: if I frost cupcakes with this frosting, would I be able to leave the cupcakes out at all? Or would they have to be stored in the fridge?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 6th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Hey Grace! I store them in the fridge after frosting. They’re good for about 2 days that way.

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    Danielleposted March 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Love the sound of this!! The only thing I don’t have on hand is the cream cheese. Is there anything else that could be substituted to thicken? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 4th, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Unfortunately no, you need the cream cheese to give the frosting structure and a slight taste. Or else it will just taste like peanut butter flavored yogurt! Which, umm, still sounds good to me!

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