Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

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Did someone say whoopie pie? Yes, please! A healthier take on a classic treat! These are amazing, only sweetened with honey, and super simple to make! That’s how I roll, I don’t have time for complicated, and I’m betting you don’t either.

As a kid, my mom’s friend would make me these amazing chocolate mint cookies. They tasted like the holidays to me! My favorite holiday cookie inspired these whoopie pies! This is my first holiday season eating a completely different way, but it doesn’t mean that I need to be deprived of anything, and neither do you! You can still have the occasional treat and feel great!

If you haven’t tried coconut whipped cream, it’s life changing! If you’re having trouble getting your coconut milk to solidify, click HERE for some great tips.

Not a fan of mint, but love chocolate? That’s cool, just leave out the peppermint extract from the recipe! These are great to make ahead of time, if you’re serving them to dinner guests. Just keep them in the fridge, and they’ll be ready when you are. Your guests will love you forever if you make these!

Because I love you, I made two versions of this recipe! One is totally nut-free, and I think it’s perfect! Follow the exact same directions as below, just don’t add the almond flour.

Hope you all love these as much as I do!

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Makes 12 cookies (6 whoopie pies)

Ingredients-

Cookies:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey (preferably raw and local)
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1/3 cup ghee, softened (or grassfed butter if you do dairy)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Coconut Whipped Cream Filling:

  • 1 – 13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Cookies (NUT-FREE VERSION):

  • 1/4 cup, plus 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey (preferably raw and local)
  • 4 pastured eggs
  • 1/3 cup ghee, softened (or grassfed butter if you do dairy)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

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Directions –

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place the honey, eggs, ghee (or butter), vanilla extract, & peppermint extract in a food processor. Pulse until well combined.

3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt to the food processor. Pulse again until well combined, scraping down the sides if needed. (another option would be to use a mixer. Mix the wet ingredients first, then add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.)

4. Scoop out the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten with a rubber spatula into 12 circles.

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies spring back when lightly touched.

6. Move the cookies to a cooling rack. You want them completely cooled before you stuff them with the coconut whipped cream. You can always make these ahead of time and store in an airtight container, or in the refrigerator for later use.

Now let’s make the coconut whipped cream –

1. Scoop out the coconut fat (cream) from the top of the can. You can save the water at the bottom of the can to use in recipes, drink, or give it to your dogs as a treat, like I do!

2. Add the vanilla to the coconut cream.

3. Using a hand-held or stand mixer, whip the coconut cream and vanilla on high speed, until it’s light and fluffy.

4. Once the cookies are completely cooled, scoop some of the coconut whipped cream onto one cookie, and top with another cookie. Bam, whoopie pie! SO good!!

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25 Responses

  1. ELW Essence
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    OMG!

    • Kristen
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      Not gonna lie, they are pretty amazing!

  2. Colleen Stewart
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    I love everything about this dessert!! I’ve yet to make the coconut whip cream. Can you believe it? 🙂 I can’t wait to try these!! I of course will post a pic on IG when I do! Thanks Kristen!!
    <3 Colleen

    • Kristen
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      Colleen, you’ll love coconut whipped cream!! You’ve gotta try it 🙂

  3. Heather Crowe
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    Amazing!!! Cannot wait to make these, all my favorite things in one dessert! Yummy!!! Great post, thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Kristen
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      Hope you love them, Heather!! <3 <3 <3

  4. healthyleanfit
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    Oh wow!! These sound super amazing! I may have to figure out how I can tweak these so I can make some for my kids and then of course I’ll have to try a bite too!!!

    • Kristen
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      Hope you can find a way that works, Deanna!! I know you’ll let me know 🙂

  5. Harley's and Heels
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    Those sound so good! I love chocolate and mint combinations.

    • Kristen
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      Same here! I’d love to hear what you think if you give them a try!

  6. WWJME
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    Reblogged this on What Would John Mack Eat?.

  7. anmol88
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    again m hungry yummy

    • Kristen
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      These are a good reason to be hungry! 🙂

      • anmol88
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        ya absolutly m hungry ::::

  8. xxdreamwolfxx
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    Reblogged this on The Randomly Awesome Musings of Pisces-Girl… and commented:
    a tasty treat 🙂

  9. Shannon
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    Please put a Pinterest “Pin It” button on your recipes! I keep all of my paleo recipes on there. Sooo bummed I can’t pin this and the chicken fingers. 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Hi Shannon! I’ve added a “pinterest” button to the bottom of each post, which will pin it to your board 🙂 Hope this helps, and hope you LOVE these recipes!

  10. Colleen Stewart
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    YaY! I too love to save all my recipes on Pinterest!! Thanks Kristen

  11. rochelle
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    These look great 🙂 How far in advance could you make these? Should they be stored in the fridge? Thanks!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks Rochelle!! I’ve made these a couple days in advance, and kept them in the fridge, with no problem at all 🙂 I made mini versions for a party and they were fine when left out on a table for about 6 hours. Definitely keep them in the fridge to store, and just take them out when you’re ready to eat! Hope you love them!

      • rochelle
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        Thanks for the quick reply! Wondering what else can be used in place of ghee & butter? Would coconut oil work??
        Thanks!! 🙂

      • livinglovingpaleo
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        Hi Rochelle! I don’t think coconut oil would work too well, as it tends to make bake goods pretty greasy. You could easily substitute palm shortening (not oil) though! 🙂

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  13. Tara
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    Made these today (minus the filling yet) and they are so yum! Might have tested a few while still warm! Love a recipe that works, thanks

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      So glad you liked them, Tara!

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