Thursday, February 13, 2014

Strawberry & Chocolate Mousse Whoopies

I know some people are not a fan of V day, but I love any excuse to make a treat. And especially a pink treat. One of the most popular whoopie pies I have ever made was my chocolate covered strawberry ones and for this year I wanted to do a switch up. 

I made these for a gathering I had with a few girlfriends this week and then the mister took the leftovers with him to work. When he finally made it home from the snowpalooza, he told me that they were a huge hit with the guys when they came in from the cold. And apparently they liked to dip them in their coffee. Men are strange. 

We are snowed in today, which is the second time that has happened this year and may only be the 3rd time since we moved here 9 years ago. I am watching all of the world make fun of us "idiot" Southerners. Actually that is the only description I am going to share here as the rest were, ummmm, funny;) 

I will say this, because they were fine in the end, but I had a few friends who were making fun of how no one down here can drive and they're from places that "Drive in 20 inches" and then the first storm we had here, two of them got into accidents. And discovered it isn't so easy to drive on non treated roads, especially when it's covered in a half inch of ice. My husband is from Boston, believe me, he used to make the same snide comments...and now he knows. But I personally find all of the mocking to be hilarious. People get their panties in all kinds of bunches over the comments. I have too little time to take myself so serious. 

Anyways, if you can get out of your house and you're not snowed in like us, these are a great treat for Valentine's or any day of the year!

Ingredients
1 box strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil

1/4 cup cream(or water)

filling

1 packet chocolate pudding
4-6 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350'

Mix together dry cake mix, oil, eggs and cream. I normally use a round TBSP to place on cookie sheet, but you can also use a round TSP to make them bite size and get more out of it. Bake 9 minutes 

For the filling, cream softened cream cheese on low for 1 minute to get fluffy, add the pudding packet and 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream, beat until fully incorporated and slowly add the whipping cream and beat until peaks begin to form. or for alternate version, prepare the pudding w/1 cup cold milk, mix w/cool whip. Place in fridge for hour to let either version set up.

And in case you thought I was joking about how bad it is here, revel in this picture.
Via Blo salon in raleigh
and no, it is not even a little bit photoshopped. Where is the Mayhem commercial guy at?

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4 comments:

  1. The untreated part is what gets you. So how many of these are you make me?! :)

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    1. *making - I need to read stuff before hitting send. D'Oh!

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  2. Oh, my mayhem needs a whoopie pie… Amen and may the weather change. Thanks for sharing these with us on foodie friday.

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  3. haha, I can see guys dipping them in coffee. Guys are just funny like that. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday! I hope the weather is looking a bit better now.

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