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Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies

February and chocolate are soulmates in my mind, so I jumped at the chance to participate in this month's #FoodieExtravaganza Chocolate Lover's event.  I spent days searching through recipes.  I looked at  cheesecakes, cookies, and puddings.  Then I saw this recipe for Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies, and I knew it was the one.  I made no changes to the recipe itself.  I baked some in my mini muffin top pans, and then some in heart shaped.  They went very, very fast, so much so that I had to hide one in order to take pictures!  Thank you to Jill P for sharing her recipe.

Be sure to check out all the other great recipes at the bottom of the post. You can never have enough chocolate!  And big thanks to Ellen for hosting!


Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies

ingredients:

  • 1 packages chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Filling
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, for garnish

instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes (mixture will be sticky).
  3. Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are set.
  4. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  7. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and butter until fluffy. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  8. Spread chocolate filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 2 tablespoons on each; top with remaining cookies.
  9. Roll sides in miniature chocolate chips for garnish. Store in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 1 dozen.
chocolate, whoopie pies
Desserts, Valentine's Day
American
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    1. It totally justifies my giant baking pan collection ;)

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  2. What gorgeous whoopie pies for Valentine's Day! I can see why they disappeared so quickly.

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    1. I've learned with chocolate and my guys, hide some for myself if I want a chance at any!

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  3. How cute! I love the shape and those mini chocolate chips around the edges.

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    1. The little chips definitely put them over the top!

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  4. Adorable little pies to send off in lunchboxes for Valetine's Day.

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  5. These look amazing and my kids would make these disappear just like yours did!

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  6. Love that only one was left!!!

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    1. I've gotten smart over the years about hiding treats for myself, usually in the vegetable bin, they never look there!

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  7. My sweet tooth is really paying attention, these look great!

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  8. These are adorable and I bet super tasty as well!

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  9. These look so decadent and delicious. Perfect way to show love to your Valentine(s).

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