S’mores Whoopie Pies

Happy 235th birthday America! Today Americans all across the nation are celebrating freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. Since Andrew and I just moved to a new city and have not met many people yet, it will be a low key 4th of July for us. I did venture out to the grocery store to pick up some 4th of July barbecue essentials! That is definitely a priority, right? ;)  Independence day wouldn’t be the same without some fireworks, so I was excited to find out that Peoria has one of the biggest fireworks displays in the entire state of Illinois tonight downtown on the riverfront! As I was thinking about a dessert to make for the 4th, I thought what better way to celebrate America’s birthday then with these S’mores Whoopie Pies?! I mean s’mores
are THE summer dessert and who can resist a whoopie pie? :D

S’mores Whoopie Pies

Yield: 2 dozen whoopie pies

Ingredients:

For the Graham Cracker Whoopie:
1½ cups graham flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Marshmallow Filling:
1½ cups Marshmallow Fluff
1¼ cups vegetable shortening
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache Filling:
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup heavy cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and the buttermilk and beat until combined.
In a measuring cup, combine the milk, baking soda, and vinegar. With the mixer on low speed and add half of the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Mix in the milk mixture. Mix in the remaining flour mixture just until just combined. Add the vanilla and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until completely combined.
Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2-inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the Marshmallow Filling, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the Marshmallow Fluff and the vegetable shortening, until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, add the confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes more.
To make the Chocolate Ganache Filling, Place the chocolate in a large, heatproof bowl. In a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat the cream until it bubbles. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate in the bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature until firm enough to spread, about 2 hours.
Assemble the whoopie pies: Pipe a layer of chocolate ganache filling onto the flat side of one of the cakes. Pipe a layer of marshmallow filling onto another flat side of one of the cakes. Sandwich together. Repeat with the rest of the cakes and filling.

Source: Whoppie Pies

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24 Responses to “S’mores Whoopie Pies”

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — July 4, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Too cool! My in-laws would go nuts for these, they’re whoopie pie fanatics.

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    Ryan — July 4, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Wow, these look incredible! I’m a huge whoopie pie fan! I would love to have one (or more) of these!! Happy 4th of July!

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    Shelbi Grimes — July 4, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    You are a freakin genius! I love smores and I love whoopie pies! I can NOT wait to make these! Thanks for posting!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — July 4, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    These look so perfect. Sounds like you 2 are going t have a nice 4th celebration-can’t miss with those!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — July 4, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    this reminds me of the korean snack called “chocopie” except its covered in chocolate on the outside! http://www.amazon.com/Orion-Choco-Pie-12packs/dp/B00325L5WM (that’s a picture of it!)

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    Caroline — July 4, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    These whoopie pies are perfect! Love the graham cracker cookie part. Happy 4th!

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    Jenny — July 4, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    These are delightful!! Happy 4th of July!! :D

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    Felicity — July 4, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Mmmmmm tasty!

    Isn’t it 235? I’m 1977 and just turned 34 on June 4. Is my math wrong that 76 would be 235? No wonder people stop counting birthdays! Ha!

    • Felicity replied: — July 4th, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

      Woah, too much celebrating, totally read 234 in the post! Maybe I need glasses in my old age.

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    katshealthcorner — July 4, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Oooohhhh, YUMMY! Can you believe that when I was younger I used to hate smores? I know! I have come to my senses. :)

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    Nicole — July 4, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Now that looks good! :)

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    Sara — July 5, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    I’m originally from the Peoria area (now live in Ohio)… hope you’re settling in nicely! My parents still live there, and we visit quite frequently. You need to eat at Avanti’s at some point, it’s a Peoria classic! Also, Lou’s Drive-In is a lot of fun in the summer. Root beer on draft, burgers, chili dogs.

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    Erin — July 5, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Great combination of the classic s’more and the whoopie!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — July 5, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    These are adorable! I love s’mores in all forms. Hope you had an enjoyable first Fourth in your new home!

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    Erika Beth — July 5, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    Ooo! These smores whoopie pies look so pretty! I want to eat one now. :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 5, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    These look great! Starting to regret that I didn’t buy the whoopie pie pan on sale at WS yesterday!

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    Leslie — July 5, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    I am so loving this surge of s’mores love in the world! S’mores happen to be my favorite snack and this recipe looks luscious! Thanks for sharing!

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    The Café Sucré Farine — July 6, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    These look so fun! What a great summer treat!

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    Monica — July 6, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    These make me think I have to cave and buy a whoopie pie pan. I’ve been debating; this recipe decides it. My family would love these.

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    Stephanie — January 27, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    where do you find graham flour?

    • Christina replied: — February 10th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      Stephanie,
      I found graham flour with all of the other speciality flours in the baking aisle of my grocery store. It is the Bob’s Red Mill brand. You can also buy it online here.

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    Savory Simple — July 24, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    Amazing.

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 28, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    How perfect for summer are these?

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