Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Monday, March 14, 2016

makes 10-12

What You Need
For The Chocolate Ice Cream
1 can (13.5 oz.) full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup soft dates, pitted
1 cup almond milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 TBS vanilla

For The Whoopie Pies

1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup arrowroot powder, tapioca flour, or potato starch
1 TSP baking soda
1 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 TSP mint extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Directions
For The Chocolate Ice Cream
1. Place coconut milk and pitted dates into a high powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
3. Pour ice cream in a bowl and put in freezer for 3-4 hours or until hardened.

For The Whoopie Pies

1. Preheat the oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients (coconut sugar, flax meal, cocoa powder, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, and baking soda).
3. Using a stand mixer, add all the wet ingredients (coconut milk, applesauce, mint extract), except the coconut oil, and mix well. Once everything is combined, slowly pour in the coconut oil.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until everything is combined.
5.  Take 2-3 TBS of dough and make into balls. Place on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
6. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of cookie dough, and slightly smash with the bottom of a cup so they flatten out.
7. Bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes and then let cool completely. Once cooled, place in ziploc bag or tupperware, using parchment paper to separate them, and place in freezer.

To Assemble Whoopie Pies

1. When you are ready to make the sandwiches, break up ice cream and put back in food processor. Process until smooth and scoopable. Add almond milk if necessary.
2. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop enough ice cream to fill the back of one cookie and then place another cookie on top and press down. Repeat for remaining cookies.
3. Place cookies in freezer to set and then let thaw out for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy!

{via Fed & Fit}

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