Have you been waiting to see what dessert pie I actually made for Pi Day this year? Well, it may be a few months after the fact, but here it is.
K and I are welcoming another year of marriage and this was something I made to welcome him home one night. It was really easy to make since no mixer needed to get pulled out and it was small amounts of ingredients, so no large bowls required.
I have made carrot cake before, but not since I lived in Maryland. It has been that long! I have made a version of carrot cake muffins so that I was able to send some to my dad (cream cheese frosting wouldn’t ship very well) but not the actual cake. My dad had requested it for one of the possible treats I could make him when we visited this spring. I am not positive which recipe I made the first time for him. But this time I pulled from my favorite cake book: Layered. I took pictures with my phone of the recipe to do my best version there. I knew it couldn’t be identical since I wasn’t going to bring cake pans and all this time.
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.)