Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ok, if my husband gets mad at me for makin' these, then I'm just going to point that finger right back at him because he was, after all, the one who left the opened can of pumpkin in the fridge. I had no choice but to make these, in an effort clean out the fridge and not waste his leftovers from making pumpkin lattes. Plus, what else am I gonna do w/ this giant tub of Fluff? :)


Anyway, I figured these would make a perfect "healthier" treat for the girls to pack in their daily lunches, after having decided to let the girls have a little treat every day. See my post "To Treat or Not to Treat?" for some background, if you're interested.

So, here they are in all of their delicious glory. Found this recipe just today at Epicurious.com and I gotta say, it's a keeper!!! Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. Yum. Ok, but who am I kidding? These aren't actually healthy treats, but I did add 2 Tbsps each of wheat germ and ground flax seed and used as many organic ingredients as I could (ie flour, sugar, butter and eggs) so that should at least make them better than the pre-packaged stuff you buy in stores, right? Maybe I should just call them "healthified". :) And oh yeah, the filling is from another Epicurious recipe I've used before: Traditional Whoopie Pie Recipe. And once again, used organic ingredients whenever possible, ie Trader Joe's powdered sugar, butter, but no organic fluff. Go figure.

Filling using up some of that tub o' marshmallow fluff stuff

Paired up and filled, as my mouth watered.

Tada!

Going in for the close-up, of course! :)
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Update 1/6/13: Made both varieties yesterday and had to share. :) Which would you prefer?


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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

16 comments:

Ming@Bentomonsters said...

Your pumpkin whoopie pies looks awesome, yums! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Awww, thanks, Ming! You're such a sweetie. :)

Bonny Yokeley said...

These look great. I bet my kids would love them! I hope you'll share this awesome post at our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap: http://thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com/2012/11/cookie-recipe-exchange-week-3.html

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

These look delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

happyvballgirl said...

Sure will! Thanks so much, Bonny! :)

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks, Debi! They are quite yummy, if I do say so myself. I dare say I actually like them better than the traditional ones and I LOVE the traditional ones. :) I'll be sure to link up w/ you on Wednesday - thanks a bunch for the heads up! :)

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

These look great! I was just commenting to my hubby the other day how we have never bought a tub of marshmallow fluff. I think we might have to now! Pinning!

Bonny Yokeley said...

I apologize for the inconvenience. I don't know why my link up stopped working, but it has done that to me before; however, Stephanie's is working, so you can try it here: http://swtboutique.blogspot.com/2012/11/holiday-cookie-recipe-blog-hopthe.html.

happyvballgirl said...

Haha! That's great Vicky! Now you NEED to! Thanks so much for the comment! :)

happyvballgirl said...

No problem! I linked up at Stephanie's. Thanks, Bonny! :)

Ludicrous Mama said...

MOMables has a DIY fluff recipe using honey. http://www.momables.com/homemade-marshmallow-fluff/

happyvballgirl said...

OMG. That's so awesome. I'm definitely gonna give it a try next time. Thanks so much, Kendra!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I *LOVE* pumpkin and must pin this! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.

Diana

happyvballgirl said...

My pleasure, Diana!! And yes, I'll be back tomorrow! Thanks! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today (this got the most clicks) and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

Diana

happyvballgirl said...

Yay!! Thanks so much, Diana! :)