double chocolate s’mores whoopie pies
It may be mid-September but to me, s’mores season lives on long throughout the fall. And really, if I wanted a s’more in the middle of a snowstorm in January, NO ONE CAN STOP ME.
Sheesh, that was a little dramatic. Sorry about that. Back to the s’mores.
Whenever I think of s’mores I think of that scene in the movie, “The Sandlot” (a pivotal film in my childhood), when Ham explains to Smalls how to make a s’more. “First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallow’s flamin’, you stick it on the chocolate. Then, you cover it with the other end. Then, you stuff.”
Genius, that Ham.
While these double chocolate s’mores whoopie pies aren’t made quite so properly, the stuffing part is still intact. And I think Ham would be OK with that. I hope you are, too.
Two of my favorite names in, well, life — Betty Crocker and Hershey’s — recently teamed up to come up with a new line of baking mixes and frostings that are, quite honestly, nothing short of awesome x 1000. I had the honor of giving them a try a few months ago at the Betty Crocker Kitchens, and it was amazing. Almond Joy frosting, hello! Reese’s cupcakes, are you kidding me? Cookies n’ Creme cookie mix, come to mama. I said all those things out loud at the Kitchens, too. Just kidding. But I thought them a whole lot.
Of course, they also have a s’mores flavored frosting, which served as the inspiration for these little ditties. A marshmallow and chocolate-flavored frosting with crushed graham crackers on top, it’s like a portable s’more in a container. So when I don’t have the proper ingredients for s’mores lying around, I can just spoon myself a s’more right out of there. Or, you know, make these whoopie pies. That’s probably a better idea.
So here’s the gist of this recipe: We have two chocolate cake mix-based cookies with homemade marshmallow fluff and Hershey’s s’mores frosting in the center. Then we dip them in crushed grahams. Then, we stuff.
Off to eat one or five of these and watch “The Sandlot.” I suggest you do the same.
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Double Chocolate S’mores Whoopie Pies
- Prep Time: 1 hour
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
- Yield: 15 to 18 pies 1x
- For the marshmallow fluff:
- 3 egg whites
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- For the whoopie pies:
- 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® milk chocolate cake mix
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 container Hershey’s® s’mores frosting
- To make the marshmallow fluff: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites at medium speed until light and frothy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
- Meanwhile, combine corn syrup, water and remaining sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Heat mixture to 240°F, stirring occasionally (use a candy thermometer to read temperature). Remove from heat.
- With stand mixer on low speed, slowly add syrup mixture to egg white mixture. Increase to high speed and beat 7 minutes. Add vanilla and beat another 2 minutes, or until fluffy. Transfer to a clean bowl and set aside to cool.
- To make the whoopie pies: Heat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, water, oil, eggs and pudding mix; stir on low speed until just combined. Increase to high speed and beat 1 minute.
- Use a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop to scoop batter into 30 circles on baking sheets, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Bake until set, about 10 minutes (do not overbake). Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer carefully to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Pipe frosting on the flat side of one cookie; pipe marshmallow fluff on the flat side of the second cookie. Sandwich together and dip one edge in graham cracker crumbs.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Betty Crocker for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own.
My favorite part is the stuff. I’d be tempted to stuff way too many of these gorgeous things!
Love how packaged things can come together to form something magical! Realy these are too good to share.
S’more season never ends!! Love these!
Stephanie, you had me at “double chocolate s’mores”! In whoopie pies? Even better. I’m with Tieghan…s’more season never really ends! So glad to have found your blog (via Tieghan’s tweet). Read your About page. Cat people and bakers are special peeps. 🙂 Going to add your recipe to my summer roundup which includes the best of the best in s’mores recipes! Thanks for sharing, girl! xo
Get Outta Here!!! This should of been my breakfast!
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Maria — That’s my favorite part, too! 🙂 Thanks, friend!
Belinda — I agree: way too good to share. 😉 Thanks, dear!
Tieghan — I like the way you think! Thanks, girl!
Stacy — Hi there; thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for sharing my recipe in your roundup — so glad I’m not the only one who still thinks it’s s’mores season 🙂
Erika — It would’ve been mine, if they weren’t all gone already. 🙂
Can you believe I have never made whoppie pies? These guys are gorgeous! I don’t care what time of year it is, sign me up for s’mores whoppies! I didn’t realize Hershey’s and BC were making such awesomeness…almond joy frosting? I just had a freak attack. 🙂
These are perfect little whoopie pies. Gorgeous and great idea on the filling, Stephanie!
Mmmm Mmmm!!! How delish these little babies look! We always love s’mores at my house and whoopie pies are divine!!! I just love your idea for this, Stephanie!
I see an addiction headed my way. These are amazeballs delicious.
So fun! And totally pretty. Love these!
Julia — Oh for real, that Almond Joy frosting is the business. 🙂 Thanks, love!
Cassie — Thank you, friend!
Robyn — Thank you so much!
Jennie — Oh yes, we’re in full addiction mode over these over here. 🙂 Thanks!
Katrina — Thanks, lady!
I’m doing the sugar Carlton dance right now!!! Holla! Girl, these are brilliant!
I’m going to knock-knock-knock on your door until you let me and share these with me!!
So adorable! I could eat a dozen!
Absolutely, positively, over-the-top, ahhhh-mazing! I had no idea any of these products even existed…clearly living under a rock over here.
Lauren — Haha, yes to the Carlton dance! 🙂 Thanks, friend!
Steph — You are welcome any time! 🙂
Anna — I was tempted, for sure. 😉 Thanks!
Kelli — They’re brand spankin’ new, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t seen them yet… but when you do, be prepared to want to buy ALL THE THINGS. 🙂
These look amazing!! And obviously, s’mores in January are awesome, duh. I could be eating there every day of the year 😉
Ok these look so so so amazing. Who doesn’t love a whoopie pie?!
I fricken love s’mores too! The Sandlot was a staple in my house growing up! When the movie came out on VHS me and my brothers watched it every single day that summer. I even bought a pair of black hightop Chucks to try and be like my crush Benny the Jet. Sigh, amazing! I just saw this Hershey’s S’Mores frosting in the store over the weekend. It almost made it into my cart but, it was a light shopping trip so you better believe I will be getting it this weekend during my big shopping trip!
Consuelo — Seriously, we need something to console us when it’s -15 outside. 🙂
Rachel — Thanks, friend!
Stefanie — Oh I totally had a crush on Benny, too. 🙂 You definitely should grab a container next time you’re at the store — just be prepared to want to eat it straight out of there with a spoon. Not that I’d know anything about that…
I say we eat s’mores all year round! Especially if they come in whoopie pie form!!
S’mores frosting… that is awesome! These look gooey and awesome!
All I can say is, yes and amen!
I’ve actually…never seen the sandlot. Crazy.
And the.boy has been saying the last few weeks about how we NEED to watch it because I am totally a weirdo, but now I have the perfect Sandlot-accompanying treat! So it’s better I waited, I think.
Want ALL of these. So good, Stephanie!
Julie — Agreed! 🙂
Megan — Thanks, dear!
Laura — My feelings exactly. 😉 Thanks, friend!
Joanne — I agree. No Sandlot-viewing is complete without s’mores.
Marie — Thanks, lady!
These are so cute and fun! And I agree with you, s’mores are good at ANY time of the year. Love this!
S’mores are definitely a year round food! Love these fun whoopie pies!
Whaaaat! S’mores-flavored frosting? That’s like a dream come true. Hershey’s and Betty Crocker knew what they were doing when they came up with this one! Wonderful post, Stephanie! (:
Laura — Thank you, dear!
Jessica — Thanks, love!
Monica — Right? It’s amazing. 🙂 Thanks, dear!
Is this real life?! I can’t even deal! This looks like the stuff dreams are made of!
Oh. Wow. Those look incredible. SWOOOOOOOON.
Oh dang, girl! These are boom-boom-boom brilliant! I want to eat, um… like, at least 8.
Double chocolate AND marshmallow filling? Great idea to make s’mores whoopie pies, they look so yummy!
Grace — Haha, totes real life 🙂 Thanks, dear!
Sarah — Thank you, friend!
Ashley — Thanks, lady! 🙂
Tiffany — Yes and yes! Thanks, love!
Dear god, YES. These are incredibly cute and creative, Stephanie! Love love love ’em… so much that I’d probably devour, like, a dozen immediately.
Georgia — Haha, thank you dear!
I’ve never seen s’mores frosting. That looks awesome! I’ve heard that you can make whoopie pies with cake mix but never tried that before. I can’t wait to try making some!