Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

by Megan on September 23, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies // take a megabite

I’m so lucky! My mom and sister, Laura, came to visit for the weekend. We went out for churros, strolled through Eastern Market and bought bouquets of flowers, and went out for sliders. My mom and I mixed up whoopie pie filling and fluffy pancake batter. My sister and I sipped Euro-beers and well, I’m just glad that I had these lovely ladies visiting this weekend. Sometimes you just need to be around people who can always tell when you need a hug, ya know?

They helped me finish up these whoopie pies, ya know making the filling, and sampling. And they loved them! I do too, though. They are perfectly cakey and the filling is a fluffy marshmallow dream. And the recipe comes from a cookbook all about one bowl baking. And less dishes is always something I can get behind.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies // take a megabite

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies (makes 2 dozen-ish)
Recipe adapted from One Bowl Baking

Ingredients:

whoopie pies –

  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda

peanut butter filling –

  • 9 T butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 T confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (a 7 oz jar) marshmallow fluff

Directions:

  1. Make whoopie pies. Preheat oven to 375F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, sugar, salt and egg. Once combined add the remaining ingredients until mixed completely, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  3. Scoop mounds of batter (I made minis so I used a regular cookie scoop, about 1 tablespoon each.) onto the prepared baking sheets leaving a couple inches in between. Bake for about 8 minutes or until just set. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before filling.
  4. Make filling. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer and beat until well-mixed. Scraped down the sides and beat a little bit longer.
  5. Pair up the whoopie pies by shape and divide filling between each cookie sandwich by placing a mound of filling in the center and squishing with the second cookie. Place cookies on parchment paper in an airtight container and chill until time to serve. Otherwise they tend to stick to surfaces and get messy!

Yay! Click HEREย for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 23, 2013 at 6:36 am

Loooove PB+Chocolate! These whoopies are fab!

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

Thanks, Katrina!

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Sarah September 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

Not enough cake comes in a handheld sandwich format; thank you for rectifying that. #lovemoms&sisters

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

Yes! Sandwiches forever.

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life September 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

I’m in love with this post. I came thisclose to starting my own whoopie pie business. Love.

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

Ah! That’d be so fun.

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough September 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

I love it when my mama comes to visit (and if I had a sister I’d probably love that, too :))! And baking whoopie pies on top of it? Best weekend ever.

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

Sometimes you just need your mom, ya know?

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Erika September 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

It’s always all good when mama comes to visit.. esp if it means whoppie pies and hugz.

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

Totes true, girfren.

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Nicole September 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Sounds like the perfect weekend! Flowers, treats and all! These whoopie pies look SO GOOD. I can definitely get behind one bowl baking, too, for real. #NoDishwasherClub

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Megan September 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

Yes! It made cleanup a breeze fo sho.

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cindy September 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

best weekend! all weekends should involve easy baking, churro outings, fleurs, and sliders!

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Megan September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

True that!

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Nik September 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I have a lot of opinions about bloggers (specifically food ones) partnering with sponsors – that beings said, YOU with the Betty Crocker business makes me smile from ear to ear. Additionally, I think you’re amazing. The pies aren’t half bad either ๐Ÿ˜‰

/mushfest

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Megan September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

<3! Shucks, Nik. :)

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Jayne September 25, 2013 at 6:36 am

Oh this. I’ve been craving for peanut butter something all week. I think we have a hit!

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Megan September 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

Yes! Make’em!

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion September 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I totally agree, I love when my sisters and mom come to visit

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie September 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

Love! Especially the one bowl part.

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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons September 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

By “go out for sliders,” do you mean Green Dot? ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, have you tried Public House yet? I hear they’re supposed to have sliders, but haven’t checked it out myself yet.

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