Monday, July 4, 2016

Patriotic Whoopie Pie Kids Recipe - Family Fun for July 4th and Summer BBQ Season

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Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to get together with family and friends -- come to think of it, so is any summer BBQ or picnic. These Whoopie Pies by FamilyFun magazine are just the thing to serve when you entertain at any warm weather outdoor events. Not only will kids love eating these red white and blue patriotic desserts, they might even want to join in the fun of baking and/or decorating. 


Patriotic Whoopie Pies

from FamilyFun

Follow the easy step-by-step directions to make this sparkling special treat which can easily be adapted for other holidays, like Christmas or Valentines Day, simply by changing the color of the sprinkles. 

Time to Make: Under 1 hour
Makes 15 Servings


For Cake
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-process dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
For Filling
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Red, white & blue sprinkles

1. To make the cakes, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until combined, then beat in chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. With the mixer set to low, add 1/2 the flour mixture to the butter mixer and beat. Mix in buttermilk and remaining flour mixture. Beat until combined.
4. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space for spreading in between.
5. Bake for 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes, then move to rack to complete cooling.
6. While the cakes are baking make the filling by beating the softened butter until smooth. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar until combined. Add Marshmallow Fluff and mix well.
7. To assemble whoopie pies, sandwich a heaping tablespoon of between two cakes. Roll edges gently in sprinkles.
8. Serve on a dessert platter. Or, for a festive presentation, wrap individual pies in colorful tissue paper and tie with colored string or ribbon as shown.

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  1. I love whoopie pies. I've never actually made them myself before. These are a perfect dessert for the 4th of July!

  2. These are super cute! I actually made cookiwiches today myself with ice cream to celebrate.

  3. Happy 4th of July to you, hope you are having a great day enjoying these lovely whoopie pies. They would work for Canada Day just leaving out the blue!!

  4. I totally need to make Whoopie pies. I love eating them. I keep eyeballing the Wilton Whoopie pan and these patriotic whoopie pies are perfect!

  5. I love recipes where I can get my kids involved. I will have to give these a try on the weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.

  6. I love whoopie pies and those are adorable! The recipe sounds really delicious. Definitely must try it!

  7. I know the 4th was yesterday, but I feel that it's still close enough for me to make these and still have a good excuse. Thanks for sharing these. They look delicious!

  8. You can't get easier than these, and they're so super festive. The kids would love them!

  9. Looks super-easy to make! Wish I had seen this before the 4th!

  10. Those are so cute! I can see myself making them for every get-together & swapping out the color of sprinkles.

  11. We love whoopie pies! I think my husband and daughter will love making these this summer.

  12. yesss see now this would be something that i would make. looks yummy and super easy.