Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Frosting

If I say the words chocolate and peanut butter together would it be enough to convince you to read further?

Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

It worked!

Peanut Butter pairs amazingly well with chocolate and with so many other  ingredients too. First there’s the obvious-PB & J. But here’s a few more to think about: peanut butter and bananas (An Elvis Fav), Peanut  Butter and Celery (Think Ants On A Log, my personal fav), and Peanut Butter and Fluff (Fluffernutters!).

We made these Whoopie Pies for my Mom’s book club. I first tried the frosting months ago on chocolate cupcakes and it was delicious, I knew it would make a fantastic filling for these chocolate whoopie pies as well. To be completely honest I never even taste tested one but I heard they tasted really great! And I can vouch for the peanut butter filling because I shoveled more of that in my mouth than I’d like to admit!

Here's what you'll need

Start with the dry: in goes the flour

Then baking powder, baking soda and salt

Then the cocoa powder. We use our favorite, Valrhona

Whisk that all together

Now cream together butter and sugar

Add in the eggs, one at a time

Add the buttermilk

And the vanilla

Ok…now slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined

Scoop approx 1oz scoops onto baking sheet or whoopie pie pan

These look light and fluffy. When you gently touch them they spring back…perfect

Now for the filling. Confectioners' sugar first

Peanut Butter. Yum!!!

Softened butter


And salt. Mix on medium-low speed, scraping the bowl down as necessary

Slowly pour in the heavy cream then increase the speed to high and beat until smooth

Put a dollop on half the cakes. Don't skimp on the filling!

Finish off the whoopie pies by putting the tops on!

Peanut butter and chocolate = A match made in heaven!