Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Peanut Butter-Banana Whoopie Pies

My family has been hit majorly hard with a bug this past week!  I was sick the entire time we were in Disneyland!  We have been home for days and I still can't kick this thing!  I was even stuck in bed on my birthday for the whole day!  I didn't even have the strength to make myself a cake!  It was a sad sad way to enter the last year of my 20's!  I guess I will just have to find another excuse to make a decadent and yummy dessert!  Anyways, this sickness has caused me to be useless in about every facet of life right now...except laying on the couch and ingesting rather large amounts of popsicles...I've got that down okay.  I have not cooked a real meal for my family in what seems like an eternity!  I'm hoping to get back to that tomorrow.  So for tonight I will leave you with these delightful little whoopie pies that I baked up several weeks ago.  I think peanut butter and banana are a match made in heaven and these combine both flavors perfectly.  This was my first experience with whoopie pies and I thought they were a pretty fun little treat to throw together, and I'm excited to try out many more combinations!  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter-Banana Whoopie Pies

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Filling:
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine banana and buttermilk.  Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture.  Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until set.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.  For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter and butter until fluffy.  Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 1 Tablespoon on each.  Top with remaining cookies.    Dust with additional confectioners' sugar.  Store in the refrigerator.  I would suggest removing pies from the fridge about 10 minutes before consuming. They are much more delicious when closer to room temperature than cold.

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home

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16 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and banana is definitely a match made in heaven. I am sorry to hear that you were sick for vacation. That is never fun! I hope you are back to yourself asap!!!

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    1. Thank you! I feel like I am almost back to my normal self, but it is taking much too long! This sickness has really knocked me out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh my!!! These look amazing. I'm pinning now. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
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    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  3. I can't eat peanut butter but wish I could. These look great.
    Thanks for sharing with us at "In and out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"
    Dawn

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  4. um- you probably have a lot of confused readers, You were sick in bed for the last day of your TWENTY'S! not your 30's :)

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    2. Hahaha! Oh boy! That is what happens when I do a blog post at midnight after 6 nights of zero hours of sleep! Or maybe its just me losing my mind since I just typed this up under Jason's name, instead of my own. But thanks for the heads up! I fixed it! No reason to tack an extra 10 years on to myself here!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick on vaca and during your birthday too :( Hope you're feeling much better now!

    These look delicious ... Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Brenda! We are all feeling a little bit better!

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  6. These sound amazing! I love peanut butter and banana together. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  7. These look so good! My favorite flavor to make is dark chocolate with peanut butter frosting. Now I need to try banana!

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  8. Hope you are feeling better now. You are right about the peanut butter and banana combination. These look sooooo good.

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday.
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  9. Holy Moly! YUM. Perfect combination for sure... Thanks for coming to (link) party with me at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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  10. Yumm!! Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

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  11. Oh wow these look good! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you again at the party this weekend!

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