Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

As you know, I am Whoopie Pie OBSESSED…which is why, I’ve created 13 versions of this fabulous little cake cookie using one basic recipe.  Whoopie Pies aren’t tricky to make…they’re simple, they’re fast and they’re always yummy :).  
This Whoopie Pie though…might reign supreme.  I took the inspiration from one of my favorite Starbucks drinks and turned it into a little Whoopie Pie.  Chocolate plus caramel plus a little salt…oh my goodness!  The salt draws out the flavor of the caramel and makes it just completely fabulous!  This holiday season, why not bring a Whoopie Pie instead of a pumpkin pie? 
Two things to note before you begin: first, you need to use a Kosher or a Sea Salt.  Regular table salt won’t work the same.  Second, this recipe will make a dozen regular sized Whoopie Pies.  You can always make them smaller (cook about 5 minutes) to make 2 dozen mini Whoopie Pies.
Shopping List
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup veggie oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
store bought vanilla frosting
1/2 cup caramel topping (like the kind you use for ice cream)
1/2 tablespoon Kosher or Sea Salt plus a little more to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water in bowl.
Drop by 2 tablespoons onto lined cookie sheet (leave about an inch between each cookie)
Bake 9-10  minutes
Cool on pan 5 minutes, move to wire rack and cool 15 more minutes.
To make the frosting, combine store bought frosting with your caramel topping in a mixing bowl.  Stir in a half of a tablespoon of sea salt.  Take one cookie and place a tablespoon or so of frosting in the center. Press another cookie on top (this will spread the icing out to the edge).   Sprinkle a little more sea salt over the top of your completed Whoopie Pie for a garnish.
Done šŸ™‚
Once you realize how simple Whoopie Pies are to make, you’ll be making them for every occasion.  Click here to see my other Whoopie Pie creations.
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

    You had me at Salted Caramel.

  • Dawn October 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Will be adding these to the menu for my daughter's 1st birthday party next weekend!! So excited to try them! šŸ™‚

  • Lisa October 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I love all your whoopie pies! Question for you- I find the store bought frosting to be too sweet. Any quick suggestions of homemade frostings that still taste good?

  • Mix and Match Mama October 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I like store bought frosting but if you prefer to make it homemade, click the "frosting" label on the right side of my blog and you'll find a ton of my homemade frostings.

  • Anonymous October 22, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Sounds totally delicious!!

    Looking forward to trying it!

    Kathy Lang

  • Anonymous October 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    We made this tonight and they were SO good!!! It was the perfect way to end the night! (Actually, I am secretly waiting for my kids to go to bed so I can enjoy another one without having to share!) Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  • Narci October 24, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Love this! Do you know that I have never made a whoopie pie? I need to start here! šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous October 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I made this recipe tonight for an upcoming camping trip this weekend. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Nicole October 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    these look so so so so yummy!! i live in iowa and there are lots of amish and mennonites around us. whoopie pies are a staple of their diet and when we moved to the area, i fell in love with them. i didn't look through your 'whoopie pie archives' but have you tried pumpkin with cream cheese filling?!

    ok. now i'm just starving. thanks for that. šŸ˜‰

    xo

  • Anonymous November 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

    These look great, I was wondering if you could tell me how many whoopie pies this recipe maKes? Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama November 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    It depends on how big you make them. I usually get 11 "regular" sized ones but you could get a lot of "mini" ones too.