We celebrated New Year's Eve at a friend's house. It was a perfect family-friendly night with a yummy burger bar (you know what a fan I am of the whole bar idea).
We wanted to bring something decadent and delicious for dessert that we knew kids would like (no lavender cardamon truffles for this crowd), so we decided to make whoopie pies.
What a terrific idea it turned out to be. They were so simple to make, my five-year-old daughter could be very involved in the baking (plus she got to try marshmallow fluff for the first time -- loved it!), and they were oh so tasty when they were finished. This will definitely be one of our Leslie family go-to desserts.
We based our recipe on this one from Eat, Drink & Be Merry but made a few tweaks.
So in case you're wondering how we did it, and I highly recommend you try it, here's the simple recipe:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
If you make them, please email me a photo at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turn out.