Chocolate Covered Strawberry Paleo Whoopie Pies

by danielle on February 19, 2013

I’m not going to lie to you, this recipe was a pain to figure out how to make. I wish I had taken a picture but my first round of whoopie pies actually came out as flat blobs on a baking sheet. I babysit for a 6 year  old several afternoons after school and she told me they looked like dinosaurs. She did however walk in and say she smelled brownies. That’s a good thing right?! I let her try them but told her it was okay to tell me if she didn’t like it. I couldn’t imagine a 6 year old enjoying a Paleo treat. Well she ended up eating the whole piece I gave her and enjoyed it. I was a bit shocked but that made me all the more determined to figure out how to make a Paleo whoopie pie. I eventually settled on baking the cakes in a muffin tin and slicing them in half. Whatever works! So thanks to my random story you now know these are kid tested and approved. They’re also sister tested and approved. She always ask whether something is Paleo or gluten free before she tries it. She tends to not be a fan of Paleo things. We are very much opposites when it comes to our eating habits.

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Ingredients:

For the cake

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond breeze

For the filling

  • 15 fresh strawberries
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum

Directions: 

For the filling…

  1. You will prepare your filling a day ahead for these. Before making the filling refrigerate your coconut milk in the  can at least 24 hours.
  2. For the filling use a food processor to puree the strawberries.
  3. Add in your sugar, vanilla, and xanthan gum and continue to blend.
  4. Add in the thick part of your coconut milk (omit the water) and puree just until blended.
  5. Refrigerate your filling overnight.

For the cake…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Next mix in the eggs, melted coconut oil, honey and almond breeze mixing well until combined.
  4. Pour your batter into a greased large muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
  6. Let the muffins cool completely. Slice them in half lengthwise to create your whoopie pies.
  7. Using a hand mixer whip your filling on high speed until fluffy.
  8. Fill your pies and enjoy!

Makes 6 whoopie pies

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What’s your favorite “kid approved” recipe? 

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie February 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

you know, I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a whoopie pie before…???!! these little gems sound pretty tasty though :)

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm

No way?! I think you have to try it then!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I love the strawberry filling for these – you’re so creative!

My favourite kid approved recipe is my banana bread. Whenever I make it for family parties, my little cousins end up eating almost the whole thing haha.

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

That’s too funny! At least it has bananas so it’s kind of healthy for them :)

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Brad Gouthro Fitness February 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I wasn’t a big sweets kid growing up (I was a bread monster)…but the one thing I loved was my mom’s homemade whoopie pies! I’m sure these are a little more healthy!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Probably just a little bit ;)

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Miz February 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Ive never WHOOPIED either!!!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

No way?! You have to try them!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I don’t think those whoopie pies would ever see the filling….they look like pure chocolatey goodness!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Hahaha too funny!

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Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife February 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm

yummy! I made regular whoopee pies last week they were just okay! These look delicious though! (:

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Danielle!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I am glad that you persevered in making this recipe, even though it wasn’t the easiest, because these look GOOD!! Chocolate and strawberry is such a yummy combination :) .

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thanks so much Hannah!

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Linz @ Itz Linz February 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

i love strawberry and chocolate so these look AMAZING!!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thanks Linz! I love that combo too!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl February 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

These are so awesome!! Now, I have got to get me some xantham gum, so I can try these out. My favorite kid approved healthy treat is my giant cookie cake made with garbanzo beans. Have a great day, Danielle!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Every time you post that recipe I want to try it! I really need to :)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

My kid approved recipe is actually one of my favorite desserts – Rice Krispie Squares :mrgreen: I know they’re crazy simple, but there’s just something about them that’s insanely delicious, and I love how easy they are to change up for special occasions just by throwing in some chocolate or candy.

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I love them too! So simple but so good ;)

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Laura February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Strawberries and chocolate, what’s not to like?!! They look awesome, I might have to make some.

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thanks Laura!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots February 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I dont think I have ever had a whoppie pie! These looks really good though!

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Thanks Kaitlin!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I will eat anything that smells like a brownie! haha

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Hahaha I love it!

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Lisa February 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I’ve never had a whoppie pie! This I could totally get down with though!
Of course I love anything that uses coconut and chocolate. Such a great combo:)

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Me too! Coconut and chocolate are my favorite together!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities February 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Okay seriously Danielle, where do you come up with such awesome recipes!!!! Do you wake up at like 2 am with a crazy-awesome idea and jot it down on a notebook next to your bed? lol

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Hahaha! I do keep a list going of ideas but usually don’t wake up in the night with them lol!

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Ashley @ Life and Fitness February 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Oh my gosh whoopie pies will always remind me of Pennsylvania. They are addicting :)

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danielle February 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm

So glad you like them Ashley!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 20, 2013 at 12:53 am

This sounds delicious!! I think the strawberry puts it over the top!

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danielle February 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thanks so much Brittany!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 20, 2013 at 2:16 am

Whoopie pies were one of my favorite childhood treats! I always picked the funky banana-flavored yellow ones, though. *Cringe* ;-p

Yours look MUCH more delicious than the ones I ate when I was young, and I love that the cakes are completely flour free! How did you manage to do that?! I’m guessing the cocoa powder kind of acts as a flour replacement, but still–so creative!

My favorite child-approved treat is puppy chow. I nannied my way through college, and would make variations on puppy chow every week (or that’s what it felt like!).

Happy Tuesday, Danielle! <3

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danielle February 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thanks so much Sara! I used to love fake banana flavor as a kid too…how gross! The cocoa definitely acts as a replacement for the flour. It makes them super chocolatey too!

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Corrie Anne February 20, 2013 at 6:39 am

Super cute! Kid-approved recipes are always my favorite :)

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danielle February 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Hahaha you know they have to be good if they’re kid approved ;)

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Katelyn February 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

These were yummy! Definitely sister approved ;)

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danielle February 21, 2013 at 12:05 am

Thanks Katelyn :) Miss you!

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ariel February 21, 2013 at 1:43 am

yum! these look delicious! and so appropriate for the love-month of february! =)

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danielle February 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thanks so much Ariel!

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