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Vegan Peanut Butter Mini Whoopie Pies

No one will believe these little goodies are vegan. The unexpectedly light creamy peanut butter filling is the perfect complement to the dense chocolate sandwich. Grown ups and kids all love these.

Ready in: Level: Easy
Prep: Cook: Yields: 2 dozen

    Ingredients


    Pies


  • 1 1/2 c flour

  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy)

  • 1/4 c Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy)

  • 1 t baking soda

  • 1/2 t baking powder

  • 1 t salt

  • 1 stick vegan buttery sticks

  • 1 c granulated sugar

  • 2 T vanilla almond milk

  • 6oz Stonyfield Organic O'Soy Vanilla Soy Yogurt


  • Filling


  • 2 sticks vegan buttery stick or 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

  • 1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar (sifted)

  • 1 t pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup Teddy All Natural Peanut Butter (add more/less to taste)

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In large bowl with an electric mixer, beat vegan buttery stick and sugar until mixed; beat in almond milk. Slowly add half of the flour mixture and then add soy yogurt. Add remaining flour mixture. The batter will be very thick like a frosting.

Step 3

Line baking sheets with parchment paper; use a small melon baller to drop batter onto baking sheets, spaced about 2-inches apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes, depending on size of cakes, being careful not to burn the bottoms. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Step 4

For filling, beat ingredients until fluffy. Add more sugar if you want a thicker filling.

Step 5

Spread generous amount of filling between the cooled cakes. Makes 2 dozen mini whoppie pies.

NOTES:If you want to make larger traditional pies, increase size of batter dropped and bake for about 15 minutes.