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Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies are just the right amount of green to make them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

When I think about what to make for St. Patrick’s Day I always lean towards chocolate mint. Forget about the Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, and Irish Stew. I’m all about the desserts!

Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies are just the right amount of green to make them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Yield: 18 servings

Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

For the Whoopie Pies

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 3.4 ounce box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Water

For the Filling

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring Gel
  • ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Silpat baking mat on a large baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, softened butter, eggs and water. Beat until well blended, about 3 minutes, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed.
  3. Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, drop onto Silpat about 3-4 inches apart. Bake for 14 minutes. Cool completely on baking mat.
  4. For the filling, beat cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, peppermint and food coloring. Beat until fluffy and smooth. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  5. Pair the whoopie pies together and add mint filling to each one (I use a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off). Store in airtight container in the refrigerator. ENJOY.

Notes

  • First, make sure your butter is softened before beating it into the cake mix. I use unsalted butter so that I can control some of the excess salt in my recipes.
  • Use a 2 Tablespoon scoop to portion out your whoopie pie batter onto the Silpat. This will help keep your whoopie pies the same size and shape when pairing them to make the "sandwich."
  • Allow your whoopie pies to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing them. By not scooping them off the mat, they will keep a more rounded dome on top (instead of falling completely flat like a cookie). However, if they flatten, they still taste amazing, so EAT THEM!
  • Make sure your whoopie pies are COMPLETELY cooled before adding your mint chocolate chip filling.
  • The milk in the frosting is optional to obtain your desired texture. I prefer my filling to be a little thicker, so I don't use any milk. However, some people prefer a softer buttercream, so feel free to add 1-2 Tbsp of milk to achieve this!
  • Finally, I love these served cold and prefer to store them in an airtight container in my refrigerator. However, you can bring them to room temperature before serving if you prefer. ENJOY!
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    18

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Posted on March 6, 2017

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Wish someone would comment that actually made them and tasted them. We can see they look delicious but how do they taste???

    2. I love mint chocolate chip and these look great! The fluffy tops are pure perfection 🙂

    3. Being a Maine Girl, Whoopie Pies are practically in my DNA. These beauties add a new dimension to an old favorite. Can’t wait to try them!

      1. I guess I had no idea Whoopie Pies are a Maine “thing.” 🙂 I learn something new daily!

    4. Yummm- it almost looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream inside of these. I love whoopie pies and use my pan a lot, but I need to try them without! That’s such a pretty Silpat 🙂

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