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S’mores Whoopie Pies

What’s black and white…

smores whoopie pie

And smothered in gooey marshmallow fluff?

S’mores Whoopie Pies!

A few weeks ago, my first attempt at s’mores whoopie pies went terribly awry. So terribly awry that I won’t even post a photo. Let’s just say they looked more like whoopie pancakes than pies. I wanted to give the experiment another go for Sunday’s Oscars party.

If it didn’t work, I had a backup: Secret Peanut Butter Cookies.

But I really wanted it to work!

The whoopie pies were perfect to represent the black-and-white theme of The Artist. Luckily, my second try was a big, fat (literally) success. And, as it turns out, I picked a great dessert for the night; The Artist won Best Picture!

healthy whoopie pies

The whoopie pies definitely won Best Dressed.

And best taste.

marshmallow whoopie pies

But they are chocolate, after all. So really, it was no competition.

S’mores Whoopie Pies

(makes 12 circles)

Categorized here: Cookies and Bars.

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • scant 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or white flour)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • just over 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice (or white sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil (coconut or canola/veg)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix vinegar into milk, and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix very well. Then put all the other liquid ingredients into the vinegar mixture and stir. Pour wet into dry, and stir to combine. Drop tiny circles (a little over the size of a silver dollar) onto 1 or 2 cookie trays. (Or, if you have a whoopie pie maker, you can use that! I don’t have one.) Bake around 8 minutes.

Marshmallow Cream:

If you don’t want to use this recipe, or if you can’t find marshmallow flavoring, you can use Ricemellow Cream or Smuckers marshmallow fluff instead. Both are vegan.)

  • 2/3 cup Mori-Nu silken-firm tofu (140 g) (I’m sure soft-silken would work too!)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut butter or raw cashew butter
  • scant 1/8th tsp salt
  • 8-10 drops marshmallow flavoring (like this one)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • sweetener to taste (stevia, agave, sugar, etc.)

Blend everything in a blender, food processor, or Magic Bullet cup. This frosting is thicker when cold, so it’s a good idea to make it up ahead of time. But don’t frost the whoopie pies until just before serving (or frost them and then store in the fridge).

**For a soy-free frosting, add the vanilla and marshmallow extracts to the following recipe (and sub the pb for coconut butter or raw cashew butter): Soy-Free Option.

And, of course, the chocolate…

smores pies

I used my favorite chocolate recipe: Hot Chocolate Butter.

If you prefer, feel free to use your favorite hot fudge sauce, chocolate frosting, or melted chocolate chips. Just be sure to add chocolate in some form. This recipe (well, any recipe!) is nothing without chocolate Winking smile.

marshmallow whoopie pies

Question of the Day:

What whoopie pie flavors would you like to see?

Now that I have a successful base recipe, I’m excited to experiment with new flavors: What about red velvet, or chocolate chip cookie dough, or cinnamon roll pies…

Or maybe whoopie pies from my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars.

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Published on February 28, 2012

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  1. Sarah the official CCK drooler-we pick Rick says

    OH MY WORD!!!!!! These look perfect for a Ladies Night i’m going to tomorrow with my friends. Will try NOW!

  2. Zestful Lou says

    Wow! So adorable. Birthday #25 is coming up shortly. Perhaps I should consider throwing a black and white party?!

    These whoopie pies would be making a cameo appearance, of course. 😉

  3. Bethany @ Bananas for Smoothies says

    Oh my goodness, Katie, you’ve done it again! I think s’mores are one of the bestest treats, ever. I love to go camping and hiking, and no trip is complete without s’mores. Now I don’t have to wait until summertime to enjoy my favorite treat!

    And thanks for the tip about the marshmallow flavoring – I’m going to look for some!

  4. Lauren (PB&G) says

    Oh wow! I didn’t know that smuckers marshmallow creme was vegan! I’d much rather make my own but I don’t know that marshmallow flavoring is in my budget right now. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe!! =)

  5. Liz @ Tip Top Shape says

    Ohh, these look divine!! Do you get annoyed when your baking experiments go wrong? I have a long standing I-cannot-bake-you-for-the-life-of-me relationship with sugar cookies and I get so upset every time it goes wrong!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Sometimes… especially when it means I waste ingredients or a lot of time :(.
      But other times, it’s a great learning experience… or I am lucky and can even turn the recipe failure into something else! I did that with a failed cookie recipe once; it made great granola bars!

      • Morgan says

        I feel the SAME way about waffles. I love, love, love waffles and I can’t get them right for the life of me! It’s so weird! These look so yummy, Katie! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for persevering!

  6. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    This is a really impressive recipe to come up with – you have to veganize the marshmallow cream, then the chocolate spread, then the whoopie pies – I don’t blame you for having one fail (though I would love to see that pic! I love fail pics sometimes, they’re like a blooper reel at the end of a movie!) but these finished products look fabulous!

  7. Amanda @ xo,Amanda says

    Hey Katie, just curious if you’ve seen any ricemallow fluff in stores anytime recently? I live in the Dallas area too and used to pick it up at Central Market, but can’t seem to find it ANYWHERE now. Just thought it was worth a shot to see if you’d seen it….

  8. Erica says

    I would like to see chocolate with peanut butter OF COURSE! Ooooh maybe a lemon filled whoppie pie….or for kids a birthday cake whoopie pie 😛

  9. DawnW says

    I’m so sorry,I screwed up! I went back to see if I could vote (I wasn’t sure if the nomination counted as my vote) and I accidentally voted for the wrong blog. Quick,somebody go and cancel out my vote! Katie,you can vote for yourself 🙂

  10. Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers says

    A cinnamon roll flavor sounds divine…on a related note, I just tried the new cinnamon roll flavor of the miniwheats “Little Bites” cereal and it’s great too! I’m a big cinnamon fan, though, as you’ll see in the recipes on my blog!

    • Cheri says

      Cannoli would be my vote too. If anyone can do it, Katie can!!
      I’ve been obsessed with whoppie pies recently, and I haven’t found a recipe for that. I do make a killer pumpkin one though. 🙂

  11. KellyO says

    YES. Thank you for making my day slash possibly my week. I can’t think of a dessert that is further from yucky, so Katie, you are awesome. And perhaps a Reese’s inspired chocolate and peanut butter type whoopie pie deal next? That would be mad delectable. Also red velvet. Because for some reason red=yummy. It’s weird. But yummy. I’ll stop now. Anyway thanks 😛

  12. Anonymous says

    This is a perfect example of why you are the only blog that I visit daily (and have bookmarked!)- yesterday I was trying to find a easy vegan marshmallow cream recipe, and the today you posted one!:)

  13. kaila @ healthyhelper says

    I love whoopie pies! There is a bakery right down the street from me that sells GINORMOUS ones! They have every flavor imaginable and they are absolutely delicious!

  14. Aja says

    Um, oh my YUM! You are a genius. And amazing for trying over and over again to get things right before posting it for us and making them amazing!

  15. Jess says

    I would LOVE a strawberry flavored whoopie pie! Fresh strawberries mixed in with the marshmallow cream, and maybe bits of strawberry in the cookie. MMmmmm. Dip them halfway in chocolate, and they’ll be like chocolate dipped strawberries!

  16. Kris says

    Wow, that looks awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a s’mores whoopie pie before, even living in Massachusetts where they come in so many flavors.

  17. michelle says

    Ok made them little flatter than yours however my cookie sheet was hot before putting them on ugh ..but they tasted yummy

  18. Katie @ Nutrition in a peanut shell says

    Mmm looks delicious!
    And yes, please do a red velvet! Or a “Green velvet”- for St. Patty’s day 😉

  19. Emilia says

    These look incredible! I would never have thought it was possible to create a vegan whoopie pie, but once again you astound me. I would love to see a traditional whoppie pie, chocolate cake with vanilla/mashmallow creme filling 🙂

  20. Carla says

    They look wonderful but every time I’ve tried using tofu something has gone terribly awry. I think I’ll leave this one to you!

  21. Natalie says

    Omg they look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. What about pistachio flavoured ones with green pistachio cream?? And probably chocolate too! 😀 amazing Katie, I’m sure you’re half crazy half genius!!! X

  22. Mika says

    I want to thank you for inspiring me to be more creative with my cooking! I am performing a much needed transformation of my over-processed American diet. I am a chocoholic and I recently nixed refined sugars, so I practically did back-flips when I found this blog! You can tell how much love and effort goes into your recipes, writing and photos, I just want you to know how grateful I am for your hard work. Next week I will be celebrating my birthday with your Raw Chocolate-Raspberry Fudge Cake!

  23. kirsten says

    this is completely unrelated to this post but i have a recipe i was hoping you could try to do. i love the idea of making fruit roll ups or fruit leather but i do not own a dehydrator. was wondering if you’ve ever come across a recipe that doesn’t use a dehydrator?

  24. C&C Cakery says

    Love that recipe for vegan marshmallow cream – it’s not something you can find around here in the local grocery stores. I can’t wait to make it myself! Thanks a bunch!

  25. Natasha says

    These look great! I can’t wait to try them! Can you explain what the role of the vinegar is in the baking process?

  26. Rana says

    hi Katie! I just bought a product called Pure Creamed Coconut by Grace and wondered if this is coconut butter or a good substitute. It comes in a 170g box and the ingredient is only coconut. There is a direction on the box that I can mix 85g of it with 142ml hot water and make coconut milk. What more info do you need to help answer my question?

      • Rana says

        Wow, their description of coconut butter is very appealing! I’m going to find me some. Thanks again for all your hard work. I truly appreciate your effort so all I have to do is choose a recipe for my family and feel good about a dessert sweetened with dates versus white sugar.

  27. Gwyneth Genevieve says

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I love the treats that you post on this blog! Although I can’t decide if I like following you on Pinterest or not… Your pins ALWAYS make me hungry (that’s a good thing!)!

  28. Jeff says

    I made these tonight using marshmallow fluff and nutella – they lasted all of about 30 sec and now the family’s got me making more! We have made so many of your desserts and treats – this is easily our favorite recipe blog!

  29. arshya says

    HI!! these look SSOOO delicious and I’m making these for a school project and selling them at school! I just wanted to know how long these can stay?

  30. Kristen says

    Can you recommend one of your chocolate cake or cupcake recipes to use as the batter for “regular” chocolate cake/white filling whoopie pies? I would love to make chocolate whoopie pies with your marshmallow filling. Thanks! Love your work 🙂

  31. Anonymous says

    katie , marshmellow fluff is not vegan- it contains egg whites , please make sure before you tell us that it is vegan, some people come here because they are alergic to eggs and actually trust your word , maybe you should edit your post. <3

  32. Jessica says

    I always wondered why you italicized “raw” in raw cashew butter. I don’t know why! The answer is quite obvious. Anyways. This looks even more delicious than smores. Next camping trip, skipping the marshmallows and buying some tofu! 🙂

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Jessica,
      There’s raw cashew butter and there’s also roasted… Usually most stores will only carry the roasted one. But Artisana makes one that hasn’t been roasted, and it has a completely different taste. Sorry for the confusion!

  33. Maddie says

    Hi Katie! I just made this recipe and they’re delicious! However, the cookie batter part was runny like cake batter and they didn’t rise at all when cooked. They were whoopie pancakes too! I followed the recipe exactly; do you have any idea what could have gone wrong? Thanks in advance!

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Hi Maddie,
      Can you read through the “Recipe FAQ” page at the top of the blog? And report back… if none of the troubleshooting answers what happened, be sure to reply back with more specifics about the ingredients you used and hopefully I can help figure out what happened.

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