Brownie Brittle Whoopie Pies with Orange Marmalade Filling
Two saucer-shaped rounds of soft chocolate cake sandwiched around a sweet orange marmalade marshmallow cream filling for a classic whoopie pie.
Happy Thursday, everyone! You have almost made it to the weekend and that’s something worth celebrating. And the way I celebrate is, of course, with food…and I’m starting mine off with not only food, but with a major sugar coma thanks to these Brownie Brittle whoopie pies. This amazing treat I’m sharing with you today should really be put on your weekend baking list – your family and friends will love you (well, even more than they already do.) I love baking with Brownie Brittle – I made these Petits Fours last week, as well! It adds a lot of flavor and fun to so many chocolate desserts.
These whoopie pies, or sandwich cookies as some may call them, are absolutely irresistible. Chocolate lovers will go crazy for them! I am not even particularly fond of chocolate desserts (don’t judge me) and I did a little bit too much sampling of these babies during the baking process…and then proceeded to run five miles later on that day because of guilt. Two soft, cake-like, luscious cookies with a yummy marshmallow filling mixed with homemade orange marmalade for that perfect flavor combination of orange and chocolate. I was afraid the filling would not be sweet enough when I was whipping it (literally) together, but it turned out amazing: sweet and creamy. I had an idea in my head of what it would and should taste like and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.
I find that whoopie pies are always a good pick for bake sales, school treats, picnics, etc. But I was also thinking these are fancy looking enough to be a great asset to your holiday dessert tables. Nothing says the holidays like an impressive looking chocolate dessert such as these!
By the way, they are delicious cold or at room temperature. You be the judge.
Note: a cookie scoop or small ice-cream scoop with a release mechanism makes it easy to form uniform-sized cookies so that your whoopie pies look the prettiest they possibly can in the end. Enjoy, my friends!
- 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup Sheila G's Brownie Brittle, crushed into fine crumbs
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1½ cups Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup orange marmalade*
- 1¼ cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 medium navel orange
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ cup sugar
- Wash the orange thoroughly. Cut off both ends of the orange. Cut the orange in half, cut each half in about eight sections. Place the orange sections in the food processor and pulse until the peel in is tiny pieces. In a medium saucepan place the processed orange, the water and the sugar and bring to a gentle boil. Boil for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool, then place in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator. Make sure it is cold before using.
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, Brownie Brittle, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening, and brown sugar on low speed until just combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes.
- Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk to the batter and beat on low until fully incorporated. Add the remaining ﬂour mixture and milk and beat until combined.
- Drop tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake one sheet at a time for 9-10 minutes each, or until the rounds spring back when pressed gently. Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the marshmallow fluff and the vegetable shortening, on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the confectioners’ sugar, orange marmalade, and the vanilla and beat on low until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes more.
- Using a knife or spoon, spread the filling onto the ﬂat side of a cooled cake. Top with another cake, flat side down. Repeat with the remaining cakes and serve.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Brownie Brittle, but all opinions remain 100% my own.
Recipe source: cakes recipe adapted from Whoopie Pie Cookbook
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Damn delicious brownie whoopie pie!!!
your photograph is really awesome and seducing me!
great job my friend……
Aww thank you!!
oh wow!! these look so good!! and that filling…… nom nom nom nom!
Chocolate and orange marmalade sounds like a fantastic combination Ashley! Love the idea of using brownie brittle in these whoopie pies!
Okay, I really must find myself some brownie brittle. And then I must make these! Chocolate and orange is always an amazing combo – these do look more than worthy of a holiday table (and sound delicious).
Thanks so much, Heather!
These look so good and perfect for a Halloween party!!
You’re so right! Thanks!
These look incredible Ashley! I love the combination of flavors!
Chocolate and orange?! Yum. I’ve never actually made whoopie pies before, though they look like regular cookie sandwiches. I love me some cookie sandwiches so I bet I’d love these. 😀
This was my first time making them! Thanks Erin!
I love these whooopies!!!!!
Thanks, Claire! LOL!
Ahhhh! Whoopie Pies! You can never go wrong. I love the orange filling! I make some cookies at Christmas that have the same flavors. I need to try brownie brittle! I keep seeing it everywhere!
Yes definitely try it!
Oh my. I love whoopie pies on their own, but now that you’ve added brownie brittle….uh, whole new level of love.
Aww thanks Christine!
Love these Ashley. And that filling? OH my word!!
These look amazing, Ashley! That filling is dreamy!
I haven’t made whoopie pies in the longest time – thanks for reminding me that I need to do it soon (and for the fabulous recipe)!
This was my very first time making them!
Yum, Ashley! I’m so impressed that you made your own marmalade!
Awww thanks! It was easier than I thought!
It’s crazy but I don’t think I’ve yet to eat a whoppie pie (or make them, obviously). If I get the chance, these would be what I’d like! Chocolate and more chocolate for me, please. : ) Your own marmalade is such an extra special touch! And orange is so perfect with chocolate.
I am in love with these!!! That filling is so creamy and dreamy looking! Awesome way to incorporate Brownie Brittle into a fun and delicious treat!
Thank you so much, Jocelyn!
These look so light and airy. Love the filling with the orange marmalade.
They sure are! Thank you!
These look divine! I’m obsessed with Brownie Brittle! My favorite flavor is the Mint Chocolate Chip.
I love the mint!
I didn’t think it was possible to improve on a classic Whoopie Pie recipe…but you did! 🙂
that’s so nice – thanks!
So decadent…I love the orange marmalade filling.
Thank you – the filling was wonderful!
I love, love, LOVE the idea of orange marmalade in fluff and I’m a huge fan of orange and chocolate together. These sound so tasty!
I need to get my hands on brownie brittle, STAT! On second thought that may prove dangerous. I’m a chocolate addicted and I’ll probably mainline this. Anyway, your whoopie pies look luscious! Love the orange marmalade here.
Oooo I love the sound of these!! I have not made whoopie pies in so so long!
That bronie brittle needs to be part of my life as soon as possible – oh wow, it sounds absolutely brilliant! And those whoopie pies look adorable AND delicious. I want them!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxxx
This is perfection, I love brownies and orange flavour together 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I’ll be right over. This is awesome.
These look ah-ma-zing! I can’t remember the last time I and a regular whoopee pie but the orange marmalade sounds sooo good too. Pinned and hungry!
Oh it is! Thanks for the pin!
These look amazing, I wanted them since I saw them the first time on Instagram! Oh YUM!!! xoxo
I have never had a whoopie pie, but I love just saying it! These look chocolatey, creamy delicious, and I love the orange marmalade filling! I can almost taste them through the screen!