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These delicious Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pies feature soft hot cocoa-flavored cookies filled with vegan marshmallow fluff then dusted with cocoa powder and grated peppermint candy for the perfect holiday cookie treat!
Gooey and sticky, these Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pies are finger-lickin’ good and the perfect way to enjoy one of winter’s most popular beverages, completely made from scratch and 100% vegan and gluten-free!
It is no secret that I’m obsessing over whoopie pies and cookie sandwiches this holiday season. You see, I figured out the absolute perfect gluten-free, vegan soft cookie recipe lately and so I’ve just been modifying the flavor and using it in different recipes like these:
☆ Gingerbread Cream Sandwich Cookies
☆ Apple Butter Whoopie Pies
☆ Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
But these Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pies might be the best of them yet! The soft, melt-in-your-mouth hot cocoa-flavored cookies are so simple to make and really taste just like hot cocoa! Then you add the vegan marshmallow fluff and enjoy! You can decide if you want to dust the whoopie pies with cocoa powder and garnish with peppermint candy, but they are delicious as is.
I know you are probably curious about the vegan marshmallow fluff. This magical filling is very slightly adapted from my vegan marshmallow recipe and is also used in these Vegan S’mores Cookie Cups. It works pretty perfectly in this Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pie recipe! You will have to be patient while you wait for the marshmallow fluff to set up enough to be able to pipe it onto your cookies.
The other thing I learned when making this recipe is to not pipe on too much marshmallow fluff because it will flatten a bit and spread, so just pipe the marshmallow fluff in the center of the cookies and leave a border around the outside. To make it even easier to pipe the perfect circles the same size every time I like to use a macaron baking mat. These Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pies are best enjoyed right away and you’ll want to make sure you keep them stored in your fridge or freezer so the marshmallow fluff doesn’t melt all over.
Check out the full recipe below for more tips! Happy holidays! I hope you love these Hot Cocoa Whoopie Pies! If you make them, don’t forget to comment below and tag me on Instagram or Facebook @HealthyLittleVittles @HealthyLittleSweets #healthylittlevittles #healthylittlesweets if you make these whoopie pies!
Vegan Marshmallow Fluff
Making the Whoopie Pies
** the cocoa cookies are very soft, so handle them carefully
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