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4 Cookie and Candy Bar Frosting Recipes for Marvelous Birthday Mashups

You have a birthday every year, why stick to the same old frosting flavors?

Check out these sweet treats that take cookies and candy bars and turn them into creamy cake-topping goodness!

3 Musketeers Frosting

Fluffy, chocolatey, and twisted with delicate nougat – this frosting takes the cake!


  • 15 oz. 3 Musketeers Bars (either mini or chopped)
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  1. Mix Marshmallow Fluff andButter for about 1 minute, until smooth
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the 3 Musketeers candy bars to a thick consistency similar to Marshmallow Fluff
  3. Add the melted 3 Musketeers bars to the Butter/Fluff mixture. Beat for 1-2 minutes until evenly mixed.
  4. Continue beating mixture at low speed while adding Powdered Sugar and Milk.
  5. Beat at medium speed until smooth
  6. Spread over your cake!

Cookie Dough Frosting

Taking a cheat day favorite – cookie dough – and combining it with cake? It’s almost too indulgent. Almost.


  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 16 tbsp. 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips


  1. Beat Brown Sugar and butter at medium speed until smooth and creamy
  2. Add Flour, Vanilla, and Salt into creamed Butter until fully combined
  3. With mixer on low speed, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until fully mixed
  4. Remove bowl from mixer and add mini chocolate chips, stir by hand
  5. Cookie-fy your cake!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

You got chocolate in my peanut butter… You got peanut butter in my chocolate… Let’s make frosting!


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, crushed


  1. Beat Butter on medium speed until it is lighter in color and fluffy
  2. Slowly add the Cocoa Powder and beat it into the Butter
  3. Add the Vanilla Extract and continue beating until its mixed completely in
  4. Add Powered Sugar one cup at a time, beating on medium-low speed until incorporated
  5. As the frosting starts to thicken, add the Heavy Whipping Cream and increase the mixing speed to medium-high
  6. Continuing beating for 2-3 minutes; this will help the frosting to be smoother and creamier
  7. Use a food processor to grind the Mini Peanut Butter Cups into small pieces
  8. Add crushed Peanut Butter Cups to frosting and mix and stir
  9. Candy your Cake!

Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

Cookies and Cream is a classic… let’s upgrade it to Cookies and Cream CHEESE!


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4  tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp.  Vanilla
  • 3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 16 finely crushed Oreo cookies


  1. Stir Cream Cheese, Butter, salt and Vanilla together until smooth
  2. Gradually add Powdered Sugar and beat until combined
  3. Crush 12 Oreos in a food processor to a fine consistency
  4. Add 12 finely crushed Oreos to the cream cheese frosting mixture and beat until fully mixed
  5. Crush 4 more Oreos and use them as a crunchy cake topping!

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