Friday, February 4, 2011

Yes, It's Fat Friday

As promised, here's the recipe for the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
Now, don't go kidding yourselves:  these are NOT a healthy food option.
As I'm typing this, a news headline pops up that says, "Obesity is killing America."
Yes, today I'm helping it.

I really wish this was at least a recipe "from scratch".
Does it count as being "sneaky" if it's all from boxed mixes?
If you can recreate this recipe from scratch, I'll give you a big kiss.
That would make me feel somewhat better throwing out this rich dessert recipe!

But...with no further adieu, here you go:
(don't forget to eat your vegetables first!)

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Devil’s Food cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tablespoons red food color (*I use Spectrum Food Gel--it has no funny after taste and it a great brand to work with.  I would not use this much of Wilton's brand--it does add a bad after taste.)
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups marshmallow creme  (that's 2 small jars)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat cookie ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 1 minute longer on high speed. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. For each cookie pie, spread about 1/4 cup filling on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with another cookie and serve!


This Heavenly Life said...

Nummmmmy. I've been waiting ALL DAY for you to post this recipe! I'll be making these, I promise. Just as soon as we can leave the neighborhood and get to the store. Snow, snow, snow.


Anonymous said...

okay, I have to ask about the food coloring. What kind? Just the regular dropper kind or the paste? Does 2 whole tablespoons really NOT make it taste funny? I'm leery of red food . . . they look delicious though. I might need to make them for valentine's day . . .

H-Mama said...

eat your vegetables first. you crack me up. have you been listening to the dialogue in our house? ha. those look yummy, by the way. ;)

Sarah said...

those look A-MA-ZING!:)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Erin, I updated the food coloring instructions. Yes, regular red or Wilton red would make it taste funny. I use Spectrum gel--it's so brilliant and doesn't leave an after taste.

Anonymous said...

Regarding eating your vegetables: I had an epiphany this morning. Although I would never operate on the "I will submit to you to the degree that you lead in love" principle, I have a version of it that I've been living. It goes like this: "I will bother to cook nutritiously to the degree that you will agree to eat nutritiously." Andrew hates most veggies, and Titus isn't a big eater in general, so I HATE cooking meals that are only appealing to me. Thus, we've lived almost without green vegetables for a long time. Shame on me. But shame on me for both the laziness and the stubbornness that says "Fine, I'm going to stop trying, if you're going to be that way." Nice, mature wife that I am. Maybe we can go out for lunch sometime and order salad. :)
Regarding the recipe: Going to make these and send them to work with Andrew. He's the only guy in the office, and they all eat sweets between work-outs. :)

Amy said...

just fyi, Wilton's makes a 'no-taste' red gel now. :) it doesn't leave a funny taste at all!

thanks for this recipe!