Whoopie Pies and Marshmallow Fluff- gluten-free, top 8 allergen free

Is love in the air where you are?  We think love should always be in the air.  Here at Rustic Scoop, we think love is the one of the most important aspects of life.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we know that can leave people with either good feelings or bad.  We’d like to say that Valentine’s Day can be good for everyone!  When our kids were young we decided that Valentine’s Day should be a day that includes everyone. After all, everyone needs love.  In our house, we celebrate ways to love other people through kindness.  That means friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, strangers, and significant others if you have one.  No one should be left out of this day of love.  One way we would like to love you is by giving you not one, but two new recipes!  What would be even better is if you make these recipes and share them with others (and please send us a photo of course).  We could all use a little more sweet in our lives so go ahead and indulge in both. You can thank us later!

Whoopie pies have been on our list of recipes to create for quite some time.  We had so much fun creating these recipes and made them plenty of times so we could keep eating them, I mean to be sure they were perfect for you.  They are such fun and easy treats to make, and of course delicious.  Versatility is our jam, so we have given you many options below, choose whichever one suits your fancy. 

Since the marshmallow fluff recipe includes eggs and we know we have egg free friends, we reached out to our friend, The Allergy Chef.  If you don’t know her, you need to, she is such a gift to our community.  She created an egg free marshmallow fluff recipe that you can find at GoRaise.net  Her and our owner made the egg free marshmallow fluff on an Instagram live a few weeks back.  Go check it out on The Allergy Chef Instagram page.  The post is a photo of The Allergy Chef and our Owner, Laura.  If you are in need a good belly laugh, the kind that makes you cry you laugh so hard, go check it out.  Our owner had one of her most embarrassing moments during the live, 6 minutes from the end.  She doesn’t mind if you get a good laugh at her expense because she laughed for days about it herself.  It’s one of the best fails you’ll see.  Be sure to make the fluff too, not just laugh along with us. ;-)  Get your chocolate cake orders in so you can make these amazing pies for Valentine's Day!

Rustic Scoop Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies 

Whoopie Pie Ingredients 
1 Rustic Scoop Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Vegan butter (or regular butter) softened
1 Cup Milk of choice
1 Tablespoon White vinegar (apple cider vinegar works too)
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/4 Cup Egg whites, 3 Tablespoons *Aquafaba, or powdered egg replacer for one egg 

Marshmallow Fluff Ingredients 
1/3 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Coconut sugar (or any other granulated sugar of choice)
3/4 Cup Maple syrup
3/4 Cup Egg whites, from the shell not a carton
1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon peppermint, orange, or lemon extract. 

Whoopie Pie Directions 
Preheat your oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, place the butter and mix on medium speed until smooth.  Add the milk and white vinegar to the bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined.  If there are chunks of butter that’s ok.  Next, add the rest of the liquid ingredients and mix on medium speed.  Once all of the liquid ingredients are well combined, pour the Rustic Scoop Chocolate Cake mix in slowly.  Mix a little at a time with a constant stream to be sure you get a nice smooth consistency.  Once the mix is smooth, you are ready to make your pies.  Using a medium cookie scoop, about ¼ Cup, place scoops onto your parchment paper at least 1 ½ inches apart or they will run together.  Gently spread them just a bit so they are not too thick.  The mix will make approximately 22 whoopie pie halves, 11 whole pies.  Bake on 350° F for approximately 12 minutes rotating half way through baking.  When the pies are done baking, a toothpick should come out clean.  Place each half on a cooling rack. 

While your pies are baking, prepare the marshmallow fluff. 

Marshmallow Fluff Directions 
In a medium pot put your water, sugar, and maple syrup.  Stir the ingredients together with a whisk on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce heat until the mixture is at a rolling boil.  Using a candy thermometer, heat the mixture at a rolling boil until it reaches 240° F.  While the sugar mixture is cooking, put your egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean mixing bowl.  Your mixing bowl must be clean and dry with no remnants of other food or your eggs won’t peak correctly. 

Mix the egg whites and cream of tartar on low until the cream of tartar is completely mixed in.  Then increase your mixer speed to medium/high and mix until stiff peaks form.  Stiff peaks are when you pull up your mixer and the egg mixture stays in a peak and doesn’t fall.  This will be about 4 minutes.  Once your mixture has reached stiff peaks, set it aside until your sugar mixture is ready. 

When your sugar mixture has reached 240° F let it cool for a minute or two.  Then with your mixer on medium speed, slowly pour your sugar mixture into your egg whites.  Once you have poured all of your sugar mixture into the eggs turn your mixer up to high speed and let the marshmallow fluff magic happen.  It will take about 5 minutes for the mixture to become glossy and fluffy.  When your fluff is almost ready, put in your flavored extract of choice.  Put your fluff in your refrigerator until your whoopie pies are baked and cooled completely.  Once your pie halves are cool, pipe as much marshmallow fluff as you want on half of the pies, then put another half on top making a whole pie.  If you don't eat all of them right away, they freeze well for up to a month.   

If you want to get fancy, which we suggest, crumble your favorite item.  Some fun ideas are: Gluten Free oreo cookies, candy canes, candied oranges, toasted coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, graham crackers, or anything else you can come up with.  Maybe have a crumbled topping bar so everyone can choose their favorite!   

Once you have crumbled your favorite item, be sure the marshmallow is squeezing out of your pies just slightly.  Take each pie and roll the marshmallow fluff edges in your crumbled treat until the whole outside of your marshmallow fluff is covered.  Complete with each of your pies.  Enjoy!

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