Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Chocolate and peanut butter are so great together, aren’t they?

These kind of remind me of those oatmeal creme pies from Little Debby, but in Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor. Hmmmm…maybe Little Debbie will get wind of these and start making them too. Come on…..Chocolate and Peanut Butter, they just go so well together! Maybe this isn’t technically a whoopie pie, but it does say that whoopie pies may be considered cookies, pies, or cakes and so I think this counts, but call them creme pies if you must.

I love how fast and easy cake mixes can be made into lots of great treats, so these are Whoopie Pies the Easy Way!

Some days I love easy…..some days are hectic and the thought of measuring may just put you over the top, these are perfect for those days. You’ve had those days, right? Well a few days ago that is what my day was all about.It didn’t seem to go as planned, I cut my index finger with a razor blade, ouch and you never realize how difficult some things are to do with a band aid on, until of course you are forced to do them. I also dropped my phone, and this time it wasn’t like all the other times when everything was alright. This time I shattered the screen well, lets just say it wasn’t my best day. Well maybe it’s just me. Rush, rush, rush the day is flying by and you realize you needed to make some really great cookie to bring…who knows where….well you know, it’s on your calendar along with 500 other tasks for that same day. These are just the thing for “those” days, or any day you’d like to take it easy. That is what I’m going to start doing, take it easy. Who’s with me? Lets make 2012 the “Take it Easy Year”. (how hard are you laughing? me take it easy….for a whole year, don’t think it will happen, but it’s worth trying)

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • (and ingredients on package minus the water)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix all three ingredients together and place on cookie sheet by two tablespoons sizes balls. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, depending on how crispy you'd like them. I baked my for 12 minutes, a little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for whoopie pies.

Peanut Butter Filling for Whoopie Pies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Beat peanut butter and butter together then add powdered sugar and milk and mix until creamy.
  2. Fill a piping bag and swirl the filling onto the cooled cookies.

 

 

 

 

I was in such a hurry, I didn’t even space them out enough, but luckily you can cut them apart when they are warm and it won’t matter, well at least it didn’t matter to me there were still 499 things left to do!

Fill a piping bag and swirl the filling onto the cooled cookies.

I made 12 whoopie pies, I may have eaten a few so might count may be off. It was for quality control reasons would  consume them when warm of course :)

 

If you like to “take it easy” here are three other easy and yummy chocolaty treats.

 

Easy Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter heartseasy chocolate peanut butter treat

 

So when you day gets hectic, TAKE IT EASY and make some of these!

 

 

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Comments

  1. 7

    says

    Oh my goodness, being a peanut butter fanatic, your whoopie pies are manna to me. You better believe I’m saving this recipe! They look way too good to pass up.

    On another note – nice to meet a former/fellow Jerseyite. I’m guessing you spent some time ‘down the shore’ at some point during your Jersey days? :)

  2. 14

    says

    Ive been meaning to comment on these since Natl Peanut Butter Day when you posted them :)

    I just tried my hand at cake mix cookies (strawberry) and had such good results I am going to try chocolate, next!

    And I broke in my whoopie pans with deep dish cookies.

    These have so man of my fave elements…awesome, Diane!

    • 15

      Diane says

      Thanks Averie :) I’ll have to look up the list of National Days :) I don’t think I even knew it was Natl Peanut Butter Day….it was just meant to be I guess.

  3. 17

    Paula says

    I don’t bake treats that look this good when I’m having a good day and you pull these off on a very busy and hectic day/week! Hope your finger and that sor shoulder are healing well and that your phone can get replaced. Hoping you have a good weekend :)

  4. 19

    Angela Adame says

    one word *yum* soon as I get a smaller oven I am gonna make them cookies peanut butter whoopie pies..:) thank you for posting your recipe

  5. 21

    Enna says

    Woow this is just perfect to company afternoon tea with my friend and family.
    Thanks for sharing the amazing recipes.

  6. 24

    Lindley McGary says

    I have one question about this recipe: You said to add the ingredients on the box as well as oil and eggs. Does this mean I use 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c oil and 6 eggs?

    • 25

      Diane says

      no sorry about that, my box specified 1/2 cup oil and three eggs, other brands may call for other ingredients(just use as the box instructs)

  7. 26

    Lindley McGary says

    My peanut butter filling didn’t turn out. It was tasty but it turned out darker and too thick to even spread. I was expecting a more light, whipped peanut butter filling but I couldn’t even use piping because it was too thick. I know I used all the right ingredients.

    • 27

      Diane says

      Sorry to hear it didn’t come out right, I used skippy peanut butter if that helps. If it’s too thick, I would add more milk and whip it till it’s fluffy. Hope that helps.

  8. 28

    Dianne Evans says

    Diane: I just made these and they’re “puffy”, even tho I mashed them down with a spatula. And they don’t look as big or as flat as yours. How long do you beat the ingredients ( I left out the water, as stated). They looked like they needed more moisture or maybe I didn’t beat them long enough. I beat the batter just till smooth, not as long as you usually, beat cake mix (about 2 minutes)
    I want to make these for my 4 year old great grandson who loves chocolate…Please help!
    Thank you….Dianne (with 2 n’s, ha)

    • 29

      Diane says

      I didn’t flatten mine, maybe that is why they puffed up. I just mixed the batter until it all came together (I did not beat it for 2 minutes like with cake) Mine were puffy right out of the oven, but flattened when cooled. Maybe your cookies were baked longer and then they were dryer and didn’t “fall” like mine did. Puffy cookies are good too :) I would place the dough in balls as I did an have them bake and see how that works. You can bake 4 cookies and “test” how you oven bakes them. Before baking the whole batch. I’m thinking it was that you flattened them and maybe baked them a minute or so longer. If you want chewy cookies they need to be slightly under baked. One minute will matter. Hope that helps

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