Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Thus, I am always eager to make any recipe that calls for this pair. Also, this chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie is extra moist and flavorful. 

It is perfect for your dinners, weekend getaways, and breakfast. 

Let’s make this recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 270 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dutch-process cocoa
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

Peanut Butter Cream

  • 1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the whoopie pie pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Then mix thoroughly.
  • Next, add the egg and continue to beat until you have a smooth texture.
  • After this, add the dutch process cocoa. Continue to mix.
  • Add the milk and flour. Beat until it is smooth. Ensure that it is completely mixed and soft.
  • Add the cake dough (¼ cup) into a whoopie pie pan.
  • Bake for 14 minutes until cake dough gets firm.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
  • Spread the peanut butter filling on one pie. Also, use another pie to press it down.
  • Wrap in a plastic wrap store if you are not ready to eat it.

Peanut Butter Cream

  • In a bowl, beat melted butter and peanut butter. Continue to beat until properly mixed.
  • Mix in sugar slowly. Once it is thick, add the milk.
  • Beat for two minutes more or until the buttercream is spreadable and fluffy.
Keyword America recipe, American, Chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie, Dessert

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How can I store this chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie?

Although whoopie pies are best the day they are made, you can still store them. However, they should be stored without the peanut butter filling.

To store, wrap the whoopie pies in plastic wrap for up to 2 months.

Once you are ready to use it, defrost in the paper wrapper and serve. 

How do I fill the whoopie pies?

To fill, use a spoon and pipe a generous amount of filling on the flat side of the cakes. 

Top with the other half, flat side down, and twist the tops gently. Twist gently to ensure that the pieces are glued together.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, simply use gluten-free flour. Also, if you are allergic to peanuts, you can replace them with your preferred nuts. However, make sure you do not use a natural-style variety that has the oil on top.

Where did whoopie pie originate?

Whoopie pies are considered to be a classic from the New England states. 

Also, Amish women invented whoopie pie according to Pennsylvania history. 

They started whoopie pies to avoid wasting ingredients. The women would drop excess cake batter into mounds and bake them. After this, they would take two of the mounds and sandwich them together with a creamy frosting.

How many calories are in a whoopie pie?

Amount Per Serving: Calories 193, Fat Cal. 64,  Sat. Fat 2.5g (12.5% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 20 mg (6.5% DV),Total Fat 7g (10% DV), Sodium 132 mg (5.5% DV), Total Carb.

Is whoopie pie a cake or a cookie?

A whoopie pie is an inside-out cupcake. It is caky on the outside and frosty in the middle. Also, it looks like a sandwich cookie, although it has a cake consistency. 

Moreover, it is easier to eat than a cupcake. This is because the frosting is tucked neatly between the cake layers.

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