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Saturday Snack – Caramel Whoopie Pies

Welcome to snackin’ Saturday! Come on in to the virtual kitchen and grab the recipe to make caramel whoopie pies!

I planted a cute title on today because it just so happens that today, July 21st, is national junk food day.  An extra special thanks goes out to the super duper person who gets to come up with fun names for days.  Way to go on the junk food, man!

It’s also my brother Scott’s birthday, and although we rarely see each other any more, I figured I would use his special day to make something festive and birthday looking.  Like these caramel whoopie pies!

Caramel Whoopie Pies from ItsYummi.com

I think sprinkles are an awesomesauce addition to any birthday food, don’t you?  I don’t care if you’re 9 or 90… the sight of sprinkles should bring a smile to your face and cause you to make babbly sounds.  If it doesn’t, please stand in the “I’m a grump” corner and wait your turn for a tickle torture.

Wanna know the BEST part about these caramel whoopie pies? They’re insanely quick and easy to make because the base is a boxed cake mix.  Please don’t hate me because I used a shortcut. I know I have a culinary background and I should be making everything from scratch, but sometimes a girl like me needs a QUICK FIX in the sweets department.  Baby oh baby does this dessert fit that requirement perfectly!  In fact, if you’re quick with a spoon and you don’t mind warm icing between your cookies, you can have these whoopies in your mouth in less than 15 minutes!  Now THAT’S something to WHOOP about!

Pin, bookmark, or print out this recipe and then check out the other recipes I have that use a “doctored” up boxed cake mix:

FIRECRACKER CUPCAKES

Firecracker Cupcakes Recipe from ItsYummi.com ~ These cupcakes are SO cute! They're loaded with Pop Rocks candy for an explosion of fun!

OLD GLORY CUPCAKES

Old Glory Cupcakes from ItsYummi.com #Holiday #Recipe #Patriotic

CHOCOLATE GINGER PUMPKIN CUPCAKES

Chocolate Ginger Pumpkin Cupcakes - from ItsYummi.com

BLACKBERRY LIME CUPCAKES

Vanilla bean cupcakes have been stuffed with fresh blackberries and topped with lime whipped cream frosting. Yummilicious treats from Chef Becca / ItsYummi.com

 

Caramel Whoopie Pies

These super quick whoopie pies are a great go-to dessert for last minute guests or as an after school snack for your hungry kids.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 12 -15 whoopie pies

Ingredients
  

FOR THE COOKIES

  • 1 boxed cake mix any flavor (I used Betty Crocker white)
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon caramel flavoring OR 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1/3 cup of caramel sauce
  • 2-3 cups of powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caramel flavoring
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk as needed

Instructions
 

FOR THE COOKIES

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and use a wooden spoon or hand mixer to combine well.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop evenly sized portions of dough onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are brown and cookies are set. Let cool on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

FOR THE FILLING

  • Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer on low speed, combine caramel sauce, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and the caramel flavoring. Slowly add additional sugar and milk as needed until the filling is the consistency you like. Using an offset spatula or piping bag, frost the bottoms of the cookies and then place them together, trying to match size as much as possible.
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