Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies - made using a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter cream cheese frosting with Reese's Pieces. So good!
Have you ever been to Corner Bakery before? If you haven’t and there is one near you, I highly recommend it. It’s nothing fancy, but it has great, fresh food and some really yummy sweets, including chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies - made using a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter cream cheese frosting with Reese's Pieces. So good!
Unfortunately, there isn’t one close by where we live, but we were down in San Diego a few weekends ago and stopped by one for lunch. I had a really good goat cheese and roast beef sandwich..I’m such a sucker for goat cheese! For dessert, we split a chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie. It was so good that I knew I wanted to make one at home sometime.
So this is my copy cat, Corner Bakery Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie. I just doctored up a chocolate cake mix for the cookies and then made my favorite peanut butter cream cheese frosting for the filling. I even chopped up some Reese’s Pieces and mixed those into the frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Yields: 16 sandwich cookies

For the cake cookies

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (350 degrees for convection).
  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the cake mix, eggs, water & vegetable for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Scoop the batter on the baking sheet using a small ice cream scoop, approximately 1 1/2 – 2 inches in diameter.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute and then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

For the filling

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (crunchy would work too!)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

  1. In a stand mixer (or using hand mixer), beat together the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) and beat until light a fluffy.
  3. Fill pastry bag (or plastic bag) with frosting and snip end of the bag. Turn one cookie upside down and pipe frosting on to the cookie and then top with another cookie.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies - made using a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter cream cheese frosting with Reese's Pieces. So good!
These were not difficult to make and were a big hit at my house. I think I especially like how there is a good cake to frosting ratio…always important :)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies - made using a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter cream cheese frosting with Reese's Pieces. So good!
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Comments

  1. says

    Whoa. These look freaking good!

    That’s one thing I miss about NYC. Having a bakery like that on every other corner. So sad I don’t have a bakery like that here or where I lived in Florida. I mean, I haven’t really ventured looking for one here so maybe I do and I don’t know it? Oh man, you got me excited now!

    And I’m a total sucker for goat cheese!

  2. says

    This combines a bunch of my favorite things, I wish I could eat things off the computer screen!!!
    Here from the Love and Laundry Link Up…

  3. says

    OMG! You are feeding my peanut butter addiction!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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