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Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, but baking has always been my favorite. It's somewhat therapeutic, and I love finding new delicious treats to whip up. Enter: this recipe. Parker and I spent a weekend in Fredericksburg last summer and became obsessed with the salted caramel ice cream we tried there. When I found a recipe for a salted caramel whoopie pie, I was so hopeful. Have yall ever had a whoopie pie? I had never eaten one much less baked one, but oh. my. gosh. This might be my new favorite dessert, and Parker couldn't stop raving about it. He put this dessert in the top five things I've ever made, and I have to agree. Seriously, I'll stop. Just make this.

Ingredients:

1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
 2 eggs
1/4 cup water
1 can store bought vanilla frosting
1/2 cup caramel sauce (like the kind you use for ice cream topping)
1/2 Tbsp Kosher or sea salt plus a little more to garnish (don't use table salt- it won't turn out the same. I opted for sea salt)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water in a bowl.
3. Drop mixture by 2 Tbsp onto a lined cookie sheet (leave about an inch between each cookie), and bake 9-10 minutes.
4. Cool on pan for 5 minutes. Move to wire rack and cool another 15 minutes.
5. In a medium bowl, stir together frosting, caramel sauce, and salt.
6. Take one cookie and place a Tbsp or so of frosting in the center. Press another cookie on top so that the icing spreads out to the edge.
7. Sprinkle a little more sea salt over the top of your completed whoopie pie for garnish.

I got a little excited and made my cookies a bit larger than the recipe indicated. They were equally delicious, but I'd follow the recipe measurements for a slightly less messy cookie.


Enjoy!

10 comments :

Karla said...

Another one for my bookmarks. Especially since Aunt Flo came to visit today, this looks freaking delicious right about now!!!

Melissa said...

Holy moly. I'm a HUGE fan of whoopie pies, and this sounds divine!

Kaysie said...

Yum... that looks so good. Baking used to be "my thing" until we got married, now I think I'm more of a cooker. You have to be so precise with baking so "the chemistry" is correct and I'm not good at following rules...

Brittney @ True Vintage Love said...

Whyyyyyyy do you do this to me?! Sweets are my downfall with losing weight! Seriously though, looks DELISH!

Diane @ DD Kimball Road said...

Chelsea.....WHY?!?!?! This looks SO AMAZING and your just adding to my preggo weight gain! Dammit, now I want one of these!!!! OR....I can make them for my gender reveal and them I wont eat them all! Muahahaha!

Much love! <3 Diane

Traci@TheHallway said...

Oh my GAHHHH!! These look amazing, and I can totally make them gluten free... score!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Rachel said...

oh yum!
I must make these.
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WhoneedsChanel? said...

It look sooo delicious! :)

Neisha said...

This looks so good!

Katherine Newsom said...

This is on my favorites and I have yet to make it... I will SOON! Ahh, these look amazing and I so miss whoopee pies :) You post the best recipes! Wish I had your skills, girl. But honestly, casseroles are the way to go - that or crockpot, jut put everything together in a pile and cook away! Nothing extra needed.

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