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Chocolate-Peanut Frosting

Yield enough for one 13- x 9-inch cake


  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine cocoa, butter, and milk in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, peanuts, and coconut, if desired. Mix well and stir in vanilla.

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