Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie

peanut butter whoopie pie recipeChocolate 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.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipe1 – 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
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups flour

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeSet aside 1/4 cup of the mini chips to sprinkle on the cookies. Melt one cup of the chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of milk. Microwave on 50% power for one minute or until melted. Set this aside.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeCream together the butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAdd the sugar.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAdd the eggs, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla and melted chocolate.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAdd the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. (You can add the rest of the chocolate chips at this point, but I forgot, I only added the ones to sprinkle at the end.)

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAdd the batter to the whoopie pie pan or drop onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 minutes or until the tops are set. Let sit in the pan for one minute and transfer to a rack to cool. Now on to the best part. The frosting.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipe1 cup room temperature butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow creme
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeWhile the cookies are cooling you can get started on the best frosting I have ever had. Cream together the butter and peanut butter. When they are light and fluffy, add the marshmallow creme.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAdd the powdered sugar and until combined. Add the milk until the frosting is the right consistency for spreading.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipePut a generous blob of frosting on one cookie. Add another cookie and you have a whoopie pie.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeAnd depending on who you share these with, some new friends.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipeThe whoopie pie possibilities are endless. What flavors and combination do you like? Please share with the class.

chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie

Yield: 12 whoopie pies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies - a cakey chocolate chocolate chip cookie sandwiched between peanut butter buttercream.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Set aside 1/4 cup of the mini chips to sprinkle on the cookies. Melt one cup of the chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of milk. Microwave on 50% power for one minute or until melted. Set this aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla and melted chocolate.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. (You can add the rest of the chocolate chips at this point, but I forgot, I only added the ones to sprinkle at the end.)
  6. Add the batter to the whoopie pie pan or drop onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 minutes or until the tops are set. Let sit in the pan for one minute and transfer to a rack to cool. Now on to the best part. The frosting.
  8. While the cookies are cooling you can get started on the best frosting I have ever had. Cream together the butter and peanut butter. When they are light and fluffy, add the marshmallow creme.
  9. Add the powdered sugar and until combined. Add the milk until the frosting is the right consistency for spreading.
  10. Put a generous blob of frosting on one cookie. Add another cookie and you have a whoopie pie.
  11. And depending on who you share these with, some new friends.
  12. The whoopie pie possibilities are endless. What flavors and combination do you like? Please share with the class.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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  1. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    There is NO better combo than chocolate and peanut butter!! These whoopie pies look AMAZING! And we could eat that peanut butter filling by the spoonful! We’ve also sampled a delicious chocolate mint whoopie pie and a banana cream one too…oh but the peanut butter!

    1. bakedbree

      Oh my, mint chocolate sounds right up my alley. The peanut butter filling is too good. It would be perfect for a simple chocolate cupcake as well.

  2. Joan

    I have the whoopie pans and this will be the first recipe I try! Great recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      great! Hope that you like it as much as we did.

  3. Natalie (The Sweets Life)

    I had NO CLUE there was such a thing as a whoopie pie pan!! MUST FIND ASAP!!!

    That frosting sounds heavenly. Pan or no pan, I’m at least making that! As for other combos…hmm…white chocolate with a raspberry filling? or lemon with a raspberry filling? choc with nutella frosting? oh endless possibilities!!

    1. bakedbree

      White chocolate raspberry sounds so good. That is one of my favorite combination. I can’t wait to see what you can do with a whoopie pie pan.

  4. jocey

    Would it work to substitute the whoopie pie pan for a muffin tin pan?

    1. bakedbree

      I think that it would be better to just bake them on a cookie sheet. You want them to be flat like a cookie.

  5. Amy I.

    Oh these are gorgeous! The height/volume/fluffiness of that frosting is magical. I’ve added these to my to-do list, can’t wait to try them.

    1. bakedbree

      The frosting is amazing. It would be perfect on a chocolate cupcake. Or just off of a spoon. So good.

    2. Janice

      How many does this make???

      1. bakedbree

        10? It depends on the size of your pan.

  6. kim klassen

    oh my heavens… i am speechless….
    when your amazing creation popped into my blackberry inbox, i just about died……

    wow… you are amazing!!

    happy friday……xxo, kim

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad that you liked it!

  7. Hannah

    Those look delicious! I’ve never seen a whoopie pie pan before, very neat. Peanut butter and chocolate ones were the first ones I ever made. Definitely the best pair!

    1. bakedbree

      it is hard to beat peanut butter and chocolate. The pan is great. I can think of a lot of different ways to use it too.

  8. Memoria

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a whoopie pie, and these look so tempting. Great photos as usual, Bree.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you. You should try one, they are delicious.

  9. Aggie

    I totally wish I could pull one of those off the screen!!! they look sinful!

    1. bakedbree

      they were pretty amazing. 😉

  10. Sue

    Bree — my husband just loves whoopie pies and adores anything chocolate and peanut butter. I will definitly be making these for him when he gets home from his “guy” trip salmon fishing in BC. The whoopie pie pan from Sur la Table is great — got him one for Valentine’s Day — made red velvet pies that time. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. bakedbree

      red velvet sounds great… that will definitely be on my list of whoopie pies to make.

  11. Sanah Ahuja

    Hi Bree,
    I am Sanah (Mumbai, India) and I came across your blog recently and visit it every alternate day. Having quit my job in the hospitality industry recently, I am now trying my hand at baking. Your blog is a great inspiration and I should be trying out a lot of your recipes soon!!…Love the strawberry muffins and chocolate peanut butter whoopie ones!!….Shall tell you how they turned out.
    Warm Regards,
    Sanah

    1. bakedbree

      You will love baking. It is a great stress reliever for me. Let me know how they turn out for you.

  12. Carol

    Looks like the pan makes 12 cookies halves. Is this filling recipe only enough for six cookies? Or do you make two batches of the cookie halves?

    1. bakedbree

      No, it makes a lot more than that. I baked them in batches.

  13. Candice

    I just made this peanut butter frosting. Wow – new staple for, well, everything!

    Deeeeelicious! I can’t wait to use it just about everywhere a little dollop of PB is needed – which is quite a few places indeed!!

    Thanks!

    P.S. I just came across your site, and love it. keep up the great work!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome! Peanut butter frosting is pretty amazing.

  14. Tricia

    Hi Bree,

    I made these a couple of weeks ago. The frosting is probably the best thing I’ve ever had. I had a bunch of frosting left over and put it in the fridge. My boyfriend and I ate it over the next week by the spoonful. (He isn’t into sweets – and said it was the best thing he’s ever had!) SO GOOD!

    1. bakedbree

      isn’t it crazy? glad that you both liked it so much.

  15. Kayley

    These are amazing! The frosting is like nothing I’ve ever tasted before <3 I am in love with these! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      isn’t that frosting crazy delicious??

  16. Linda Quick

    Made pies with PB. Made more with almond flavoring and still more with mint. Today’s birthday party will have whoopie cakes made with PB; almond flavoring and trying something different – using Kool Ade cherry flavor because I know a shy sweet 7 year old boy who loves chocolate cherry. BTW took the first try of leftover PB creme and put it in an Oreo pie crust and took it to work. That was a big hit. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome Linda.

  17. Patty

    Thank you for the recipe. I love the peanut butter frosting. I took the easy way and used devil’s food cake mix to make whoopie pies. They were a big hit in my office.

    1. bakedbree

      Great Patty! I love that frosting. It would be good on top of a brownie too.

  18. Robert

    My girlfriend is in school in England for a year, so I have a year to teach myself how to bake for her before she comes back. I stumbled across this recipe, and as of tonight, it is the first thing I have ever baked. One large mess later, I might be using your peanut butter frosting recipe for everything I bake from now on. I’m definitely a salty-over-sweets person, but these are so good I had to wrap them up for my coworkers tomorrow before I eat any more of them (two whoopie pies at midnight is my limit). I am tempted to go a little crazy and try making a hazelnut puree and using Frangelico to make a chocolate and hazelnut versions of these.

    1. bakedbree

      First off, good for you for learning to bake. Second, the hazelnut idea sounds amazing.

  19. liseetsa

    After my son became deathly allergic to peanuts, we started trying all kinds of other nut butters–peanut-free of course! Almond, cashew and pistachio would work. Even sunbutter has more flavor than pb–believe it or not. Probably why peanuts are so much cheaper than treenuts/seeds? I was almost ready to run down and start whipping this together without our pb subs., (cashew or pistachio would be amazing) but marshmallow cream? We have vegan marshmallows but I don’t know how to get a creamy texture out of them. Wonder if they make a vegan marshmallow cream? Any way to substitute that? Melt the marshmallows down? They are the same just derived from vegetable sources instead of animals AND they are processed in a peanut-free facility unlike most of these other ingredients. Score. So close– I wonder if coconut milk and regular whipped cream would work as a sub for marshmallow cream. Coconut milk is magic. Ideas?

    1. bakedbree

      I am not sure if they do, but you can make marshmallow cream. Not hard to do.

    2. Selma

      You can buy marshmallow fluff from amazon, it’s suitable for vegans and vegatarians I think but you can check all the details on amazon. Hope this helps!

      1. bakedbree

        Thank you Selma!

        1. Selma

          Its ok x

  20. Lisa

    Am I crazy, or is there no measurement for salt?

    1. bakedbree

      just a 1/4 teaspoon. I’ll edit it.

  21. Kim

    I made these a few years ago and I love that Pb frosting! I’m making a pan of brownies for a school lunch thing. Would this frosting work on top of brownies? And could I pour a ganache over it? I just saw a pb brownie from the seriously delish book- listed on two peas blog. Wondering If your Pb frosting would work in it’s place. thanks!

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