One of the (many) things I had never made before was whoopie pies. I thought you needed a special pan, or fancy piping…and I didn’t know if they were really worth much effort, especially since recipes usually only make a few. I usually like a decent amount of effort to make desserts that would last us a week or so, just to make it more worthwhile. Otherwise, I’d rather make something more regular like cake/cookies/brownies. Well, I made these with the Fudgelet at his request. And they were worth it. Even worth needing to buy marshmallow fluff.
Let’s start with a brief reminder of why the Fudgelet is named the Fudgelet…
We are all cookie monsters in this family. Well, I’m not sure about the Chiplet yet but since he comes from two cookie monsters, it is likely. I don’t discriminate when it comes to the size of the cookies. So, one big cookie that I just press into a skillet and bake? That sounds great!
But why is this one so special?
I titled this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, but really we made all sorts of shapes, which is most of the fun! (Another large part of the fun is eating them, obviously.)
Here I go sharing a recipe from many months ago. But, thankfully, you can make this cake at any point in the year. The Chiplet was just over a week old and we were celebrating Thanksgiving as a family of 4. The Fudgelet helped me make this cake while K helped take care of the Chiplet. I try to soak up my mom/toddler time since it is difficult when the baby wants to take his fair share of time, too. There were some pictures of the process that I took, but K also took some pictures of us baking. There were some cute ones of the two of us but it’s funny seeing myself with a belly that looked about 6 months pregnant. I know I was super tired too, so I’m not sure how I made a cake, but I did!
I know, I always talk about not needing another brownie recipe, but then I decided to try making these. I actually got the recipe initially via a keto post and modified it to be made with regular ingredients. You see, I’ve had bad luck making some of the recent recipes from Stella and so wasn’t sure about her book. Then I saw a picture of these brownies and wanted to try them myself. Sure enough, they are fudgy, but not gooey. They have a crisp top but are chewy inside.
Yes, these are my new favorite brownies, I think. I might need to make them monthly just to be sure.
These definitely give you a coffee flavor, but not only that, they were great blondies. I made these for my dad without the coffee and used extra vanilla instead. He said they were some of the best blondies he has had, so clearly the coffee part isn’t the only good part of the recipe.