7.19.2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopies

I'm making whoopie today...

Pies, that is!

I recently bought the coolest cookbook eva!! 
by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell

It's chock full of awesome and unique recipes! 
{Including the one I'm sharing with you today!}
So, I thought I'd whip some up for my BUNCO group.
We're meeting tonight ... Yay for FUN with the girls!!



Shells
Ingredients:
1 3/4 All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
4 tbsp Butter, room temp.
4 tbsp Shortening
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 cup Peanut Butter, smooth or chunky works great
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk

Method:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together the first 4 ingredients and set aside. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix butter, shortening, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until combined. Add eggs, one at the time. Mix in half of the flour and then add half the buttermilk. Then, the rest of the flour can be added. Lastly, mix in the remaining buttermilk and beat on medium speed until smooth.


Dollop rounds of batter with a 2-tbsp spoon on a greased baking sheet, making sure each round is 2 inches from the other. Bake for 18 mins, or until slightly browned at the edges. Let cool completely on a rack.




Chocolate Ganache
Ingredients:
1 bag of your favorite Chocolate
1 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 tsp. Instant Coffee or Espresso

Method:
Melt chocolate {I used 60% Cocoa} and coffee into cream over a double broiler until smooth.

Filling
Ingredients:
3/4 cup Peanut Butter, smooth or chunky
1/4 cup Marshmallow Cream
1 cup Powder Sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 squeeze of a Honey Bear

Method:
Cream peanut butter and marshmallow together, add vanilla and honey. Slowly add sugar until a frosting forms. Beat for a minute or two on high to fluff the frosting.


Dip the flat side of the cooled shell into ganache. {I found that spreading it on each shell with a spoon was much easier and a little less messy} Place on parchment paper to set. When the chocolate has set, pipe frosting on the chocolate side of one shell. Top with another shell to create a sandwich. The pies now can be half dipped in more ganache ... or rolled in yummy candies/crushed cookies ... or drizzled in chocolate ... even simply eaten just as is.

I rolled mine in my hubby's favorite - Reese's Pieces!!


These are super peanut buttery with just the right cocoa kick! To.die.for.
My BUNCO group will love 'em tonight!
Enjoy and Happy Baking!

Parties I Linked To:
What I Whipped Up - Sugar and Dots
Whatever Goes Wednesday - Someday Crafts
Woot Woot Wednesday - The Tootsie Wootsie
Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans
Foodie Friday - Little Brick Ranch
Sweet Tooth Friday - Alli N Son
Sweets For A Sat - Sweet As Sugar Cookies
Weekend Wrap Up - Tatertots and Jello
Sweet Indulgence Sunday - A Well-Seasoned Life

7 comments:

Just Jaime said...

These look amazing! What a great idea!

Abby said...

Chocolate ganache *and* peanut butter filling? I don't know that I can resist!

Jenn said...

Oh - I bet these are divine! I would roll mine in Reese's Pieces too - I love those things!

Shore Girl said...

Whoa! These look delicious!!

Kim McCallie said...

So my kitchen bucket list is very long and one of the things at the top is whoopie pies. I really want to master these this year. These look delicious. Thanks for sharing on A Well Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, I am going to ruin my diet.
New follower from Sweets for Saturday. Hope you follow back.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is so lovely...looks too yummy!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)