Easy Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies Recipe
All wrapped up like a present with crushed candy canes, Easy Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies are a Christmas dream come true for chocolate lovers of all ages!
Servings Prep Time
12Whoopie Pies 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
12Whoopie Pies 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 20minutes
Peppermint Filling Ingredients:
  • 2cups confectioners sugar
  • 2/3cup vegetable shorteningI used Crisco
  • 1cup marshmallow cream
  • 1Tbsp milk
  • 1/2tsp peppermint extract
  • 12 candy canescrushed
Peppermint Filling Directions:
  1. Place 1 cup of the confectioners’ sugar and the shortening to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add the rest of the sugar, and continue beating until everything is well combined. Finally, add the marshmallow creme, 1 tablespoon of milk, and peppermint extract, and beat until light and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes.
Assemble the Whoopie Pies:
  1. Spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling on one cookie. Place another cookie on top and gently press down to push the filling to the edge of the cookies.
  2. Put the crushed candy canes on a plate and gently roll the sides of the cookies in the candy to coat.
Recipe Notes

Sharon’s Tips:

  • The chocolate cookies used to make these whoopie pies are delicious all by themselves.
  • If you would like to change the filling up a bit, simply leave out the peppermint and add vanilla, almond extract or another flavor.
  • The hardest part of this recipe is removing the wrappers from individual candy canes. If possible purchase them unwrapped.
  • I used a food processor to chop up the candy canes, but you could also just place them in a heavy duty plastic bag and crush them with a hammer or rolling pin.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 33g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.