Pecan Pie – Whoopie Pies Recipe

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Are you ready to fall in love? Check out my new recipe for Pecan Pie Whoopie Pies! They’re sweet, salty and covered in caramel. What’s not to love? Plus, this recipe is so easy to make – with boxed cake mix! 

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The fall weather has already hit the Midwest – with temperatures this week in the low 60’s. Personally I’ve made sure to take full advantage of the drop in degrees by pulling out my fluffy blanket from the closet, opening up the windows to enjoy the wonderful cool breeze and heating back up my oven to do a little bit of fall baking. And if the drop in temperature wasn’t enough notice to us that fall is quickly on it’s way – the news of M&M’s® Pecan Pie already hitting the shelves at Walmart is sure to cue you in.

Last week we used these M&M’s® Pecan Pie to create a gourmet cinnamon roll, but today we are using what’s left in our bag to create something else pecan pie inspired: Pecan Pie Whoopie Pies! Even the name sounds fun! So if you like desserts that are inspired by memories with a surprising new twist – then you will definitely want to check out today’s creation.

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While this decadent dessert may look time consuming or difficult to prepare, it’s just an illusion. This dessert is actually very easy and quick to make. The first thing, however, is to gather the ingredients. 

1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Cake Mix – Golden Butter Recipe

3 eggs
1/2 cup Mott’s® Apple Juice (or water)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing
M&M’s® Pecan Pie 9.9oz
12 unwrapped caramels
1 tbs milk
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The first thing I did was preheat my oven to 350 degrees. Next I placed a handful of M&M’s® Pecan Pie into a plastic bag to break them into smaller pieces – I broke them down using a rolling pin. {Bang Bang}

Next, I combined the cake mix, apple juice, oil and eggs in a large bowl – whisking for 2-5 minutes.

After covering a cookie sheet with parchment paper, I scooped small 1 inch circles onto the paper.

Finally, I sprinkled the cake batter circles (only half of them!) with crushed M&M’s® Pecan Pie and baked them for 6 minutes.

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After removing the whoopie pie sides from the oven and pan, I placed them on a parchment paper covered wire rack to cool completely. Notice that you will have top halves and bottom halves.

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After the whoopie pie’s had cooled, I filled a bag with Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing – cut the tip off one corner and piped the frosting onto the bottom of one whoopie pie sides. 

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I then created a sandwich with another whoppie pie (top) side and set them aside.

In a microwave safe dish, I combined 12 unwrapped caramels with 1 Tbs milk and microwaved them on high for 1 minute. After the 1 minute, I stirred and continued to microwave the caramels at 10 second intervals (stirring between each interval) until the caramel was liquid.

Then, using a spoon, I carefully drizzled the warm caramel over the tops of the whoopie pies.

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Now the Pecan Pie inspired whoopie pies were ready to eat and share. They were sweet, salty and covered in caramel. 
Well don’t just keep this recipe all to yourself! Be sure to share it with friends! 
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I found all of the ingredients needed for this recipe at Walmart, plus a Snapple® Apple drink to top drink along with our fall themed treat! See exactly where I found each of these items below – plus use this coupon to get a great deal. 
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What are your favorite things about fall? The weather, the clothes, the food? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. I love hearing from you!