Chocolate Chip Banana Whoopie Pies with Fudgy Frosting

I am obsessed with Pinterst. Its horrible. Between Facebook, Pinterest, and blogging my butt has been glued to my desk chair for way longer than Michelle Obama’s new Healthy Living Campaign would approve of.

But I eat my vegetables….?

I love daydreaming about my next recipe by scrolling through the hundreds and hundreds of delicious looking goodies people have pinned. You can gain at least 5 lbs just by looking at some of the yummy desserts people have created.

First I found the most dangerously delicious looking Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread¬†from the blog Cookies & Cups. OmyGOSH. Reese’s.. in banana bread?? Lots of Reeses… ooey gooey Reeses?? Yes please.

So that’s how I got my first ingredient… bananas. Thought I was going to say Reese’s didn’t you?

But how to use bananas? Cookies? Bars? Cake?

Whoopie pies. The thing I love the most about whoopie pies is that you can literally bake them into whatever flavor concoction you want. They’re like a whole little subcategory of super cookie.

And now the last addition.. the Fudgy Frosting. This wasn’t actually from Pinterest at all, but I promise you this is the BEST fudgy frosting ever. EVER. It’s from The Weekend Baker cookbook and I swear once you make this frosting you will never make another chocolate fudge frosting again. Its soooo smooth and perfectly rich. Abigail Dodge’s (the author) secret weapon is evaporated milk and smooth butter. Yum!

So in the end, my hours of of obsessively drooling over Pinterst resulted in one of my new favorite Whoopie recipes to date. These chocolate chip banana whoopie pies are the perfect delicate banana cake texture with soft chunks of chocolate and velvety smooth fudgy frosting.

Bake with caution. These are hard to keep your hands off of :)

Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (from 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1/2 cup ¬†reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
For the Fudgy Frosting
(this is a large batch of frosting, enough for a layer cake, if you do not want leftover frosting just cut the amount of ingredients in half)
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Combine banana and sour cream in another bowl.
  3. Beat butter and granulated and brown sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed, until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, beating until incorporated. Add banana mixture in 2 additions, alternating with flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a 1/4 cup ice-cream scoop to scoop balls of dough onto prepared pans. OR transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. Pipe batter into 1 1/4-inch rounds on baking sheets, spacing rounds 1 1/2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Slide parchment, with cookies, onto wire racks. Let cool.
Make the Frosting:
  1. Melt unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
  2. Combine sugar, evaporate milk, butter, vanilla, an salt in a blender. (This is a lot of frosting for one blender, if you are not confident in the ability of your blender – mine is still kinda mad at me…. then make this in two batches)
  3. Add chocolate to blender and blend on high speed until the mixture darkens and is very thick, about two minutes. Don’t be scared, you will hear the engine working very hard and the mixture will look like its barely moving. It will not be pourable.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop frosting onto flat side of whoopie pie and sandwich with another.



Banana Whoopie Pie Recipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com

Fudgy Frosting recipe adapted from The Weekend Baker


Comments

  1. Mmmmm. This is amazing! I love chocolate chip banana baked goods, and the fudge sounds like an amazing topping!

  2. Oh, wow, these look DELISH! I’m going to have to venture beyond chocolate whoopie pies :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahah you should! Theres a whole new world out there :) I’d been stuck on the chocolate ones too before I ran into these!

  3. Kristina, these look delicious! Chocolate and banana go so well together. Yummy!

  4. These are the very essence of delicious combinations – how creative :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. ooh, these whoopie pies do look delicious and that fudgy frosting looks wonderful!

  6. This is probably one of the most delicious ways to enjoy all the flavor of banana and chocolate. I am sure the cookies would be great with or without the filling-especially since they have chocolate chips in them! Tasty creation-yum!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Tina! And the frosting is just as good without the cookies :) I was spooning it out of the bowl while I was decorating, glad you enjoyed these!

  7. That first paragraph made me laugh out loud–it seems to be a good thing that Pinterest hasn’t responded to my request for an invitation! But seriously, those whoopie pies look amazing–love the chocolate/banana combo.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks so much! Hahah don’t start on Pinterest if you haven’t already… I swear you’ll never leave your computer again..

  8. Oh yum – these look delicious. I’ve never made these before so I think this might be my next project. Thanks for sharing… Moo x

  9. I’m totally obsessed with Pinterest too! It’s funny that a friend of mine made a dessert from there the other day, and I totally knew that it was from Pinterest! Anywho, these whoopie pies look amazing!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Peggy! You can seriously get lost in all of the crazy desserts on Pinterest, Too many tempting treats…!

  10. So glad I found your blog via Foodbuzz! I’m also in my twenties and love to bake! I definitely found some inspirations for my next baking project on your site :)

  11. I am also pinterest obsessed! These look amaaaaaazing. Seriously amazing.

  12. Omg, can I just eat that fudgy frosting? It looks like chocolate heaven in a bowl!

  13. Oh my goodness yum! I love banana and chocolate. I just made chocolate chip banana muffins. These look super delicious!

  14. These looke scrumtious!

  15. Hope you check out my Chicago Whoopie Pie website.

  16. Kristina, I’m so glad to have found your blog! You have a beautiful space here and your recipes are wonderful, including these whoopie pies! So creative and absolutely delicious looking. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Oh, my, I want some of these. They look so good. I will def. be putting these on my list to make. Thank you. Love your site.

  18. Chocolate just naturally goes with bananas. This is a perfect whoopie pie combination! And because there is fruit in them, they are healthy, right? ;-)

  19. Thanks for following our blog, we are now following as well :-) You are doing some fantastic work here! This recipe in particular looks awesome! I also want to try your pizza!

  20. Chocolate and banana goes great together, I eat nutella and bananas all the time. i know these are great, they sure do look delicious!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha I love eating Nutella with bananas! Only usually I just spoon it out of the jar and eat it by itself :) It’s a horrible habit….

  21. These look great! I might try them!

  22. Definitely just pinned these- they look amazing!

  23. I stopped by after seeing you on Kelly’s blog…I love your blog. It is very cute and I love all your recipes. Will be coming back!

  24. HI kristina,

    I Just tried making these and, while the whoopie pies came out very well, the frosting refused to thicken. I attempted two batches, and after both attempts the frosting remained at a chocolate sauce-type consistency regardless of how long I left the blender running. Any ideas what may have led to this?

    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hey Tom! I’m so sorry your frosting hasn’t turned out yet, I swear by this recipe too, it’s one of my favorites! How is the size of your blender? You may want to divide and try making the frosting in two batches, your blender needs to be powerful enough to whip air into the frosting, if not it will just mix the ingredients together and give you a more ‘soupy’ consistency. Let me know if this helps, I have a couple more tricks for you if this doesn’t help!

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