When was the last time you had a Whoopie Pie? I bet it’s been awhile huh? Well let’s change that today! A Whoopie Pie is basically 2 small cakes with a generous layer of frosting in the middle. Today I’m sharing Snickers Whoopie Pies.
When I reach for a candy bar (which isn’t often), I reach for a Snickers bar. It’s the perfect balance of texture & flavor: chocolate, gooey caramel, salty peanuts and a crunchy cookie layer. What’s not to love??
To make these Whoopie Pies, you’ll start off with a cake mix. I’ve reduced the “liquid” in the batter so that it will be thicker. This will allow you to pipe the batter into circles to form the whoopie pies.
I tried making these on a piece of parchment paper and also using a muffin top pan. I prefer to use the parchment paper method. If you choose to use the muffin top pan, you get a higher rise on the cake, but it leaves a more pronounced edge and it makes the overall whoopie pie quite a bit larger.
To make these using the parchment paper method, you need a sheet pan and a large piece of parchment paper. I used a glass and drew circles on the parchment paper; this will help keep your cakes the same size.
Then I used a piping bag (a Ziploc bag will work) and fill it with the cake batter. Cut the tip of the bag off (not too high up) and hold the piping bag close the parchment paper, gently squeezing the batter out. If you hold the bag in one place, it will force the batter to move out to the edges of the circle. I also found it helpful to use two toothpicks and sort of move the better out to the edges so it is as even as possible.
Once these are baked, I filled them with a caramel buttercream. I also added some chopped Snickers bars & crushed peanuts on the edges. I like to buy the bite-size “unwrapped” Snickers bars and then cut them into small pieces. You can usually find them in the candy aisle, but now I have also seen them in the baking aisle.
Now that I am thinking about it, it might be fun to make a little pool of caramel in the middle of the frosting, but that could definitely get messy! A little gooey caramel never hurt anyone, right?
For the Cake:
For the Frosting: