Chocolate and peanut butter. Is there really a better combination? If I really want to butter up my husband, all I need to do is whip up a peanut butter something or other. Peanut Butter Pie is usually what I use for buttering up, but I saw this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens and knew instinctively that he would love these. I was right. My husband who claims to not like desserts was found nibbling on these babies on more than one occasion.
I was in Sur la Table a few weeks ago and randomly picked up a whoopie pie pan. I had a strawberry whoopie pie at Baked in Charleston, SC and thought that it was pretty fabulous. When I walked past the display in Sur la Table the whoopie pie pan made its way home with me. The possibilities for this pan seem to be endless. I really bought it with the intention of making muffin tops. I love muffins, but I get one, rip off the top and throw away the bottom. A whoopie pie pan has the potential to solve this problem.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie is more like two brownies sandwiched with the most amazing peanut butter frosting ever. This is not light. It is not easy to eat. But you will not care. You will just want another. And another. You just might dream about them at night.
1 – 12 ounce package mini chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup butter room temperature
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups flour