Wyatt’s Whoopie Pies

Enjoy! But not too much, because – sadly, these do have calories.

Whoopie pie 2

This is the cheater’s version made with chocolate cake mix.

1 box chocolate cake mix

1/3 cup water

3 Tbsp. oil

2 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together. I mix for about 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Drop a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Spread out the dollop into a round cookie like shape (not too thin!). Remember to leave enough space for the batter to spread.

Bake about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.

Filling:

1 cup shortening (or you can use 1/2 cup shortening and a 1/2 cup butter)

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 cup marshmallow fluff

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream together shortening (or butter and shortening) with confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Then add in the remaining ingredients and blend again.

Assemble the Whoopies by spreading frosting between two “pies” with the rounded side facing out. If you are feeling extra creative, roll the edges in sprinkles (or crushed up peppermints, sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.).

I store them in a re-sealable container. If you have to stack them on top of each other, put wax paper between the layers (otherwise your Whoopies will stick to each other). But who are we kidding? They won’t last long enough for storage.

One thought on “Wyatt’s Whoopie Pies”

  1. Nah, gotta fill it with butter cream, not marshmallow. Or is that forbidden? I only like marshmallows roasted on a stick over a bonfire. I never even liked the old mallomars, so popular when I was a kid. Give me Trader Joe’s treats these days. If you don’t have a Trader nearby, I guess you’ll have to settle. But for me, it is not even a mile away, I can walk, and walk I do. It’s a good way to shed the cookie calories I consumed while sitting by the fire. I have to remember to either stand or only have them at parties. I like your friend’s analysis of calorie consumption. “None acquired at parties and none acquired while eating and standing.”

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