Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling

These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling are not only gluten and grain-free, they’re dairy-free and nut-free as well.

Whoopie pies are little cake-like cookies filled with a rich creamy center. I’ve long wanted to make a gluten-free, grain-free whoopie pie cookie with a dairy-free filling. These treats are perfect for Halloween. No silly, these are not for your trick or treaters, give them out at a gluten-free Halloween party or just as a fun snack to your own little ghosts and gobblins.

These nut-free whoopie pies are based on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcake recipe another gluten-free, nut-free dessert recipe that comes in quite handy around the holidays. I hope you enjoy this whoopie pie recipe!

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling

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Servings 16 individual cookies, 8 whoopie pies



Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
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40 responses to “Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling”

  1. Thank you for your great and delicious recipes.
    I especially want to thank you for making them printer friendly!!!

  2. Do you have a favorite coconut milk that you use? My coconut milk, though it wasn’t lite, did not have coconut milk at the top. And I did refrigerate it.

  3. Calorie Count – as I made it with only 2 TB of coconut oil in the cookies (instead of 4)
    Per Cookie Sandwich:
    Cal 194 gm
    Fat 12 gm
    Sodium 85 mg
    Total Carb 18 gm
    Dietary Fiber 2 gm
    Protein 5 gm

  4. Hi Bernadette, The cookie batter was very soft, almost liquidy when I made these last night. That wasn’t a problem. with just one Tablespoon of batter per cookie, the batter didn’t run off the parchment paper. One possibility why yours was liquid . . . could it be due to the type of coconut flour – I always use Tropical Traditions brand (from Whole Foods or Amazon). A fine shredded coconut wouldn’t work with this recipe. Baking is so much trial and error, even following recipes exactly.

  5. I doubled the recipe for the Whoopie/cookie. Because my son can’t do eggs, I used egg replacer and pumpkin purée. Out if the oven and still warm they are so good. Will have to wait until they cool to get a sense of their density and whether or not they will hold up for the filling. I used EnerG mixed with coconut milk for 4 of the eggs and 1/2 cup pumpkin to replace the other two. Did not uses stevia and they are sweet enough.

  6. Whoop!Whoop!(hands in the air) I just made these. I ate 3 1/2. Quite good, and I didn’t grow up on Whoopie Pies. Here’s how mine went:
    – COOKIE: I forgot the stevia in the cookie part, they still tasted good, just sweet enough with just honey
    – COOKIE DEVIATION: I used 2TB of coconut oil instead of 1/4 cup. Worked fine. I just cut down on fat wherever possible.
    – CREAM: I used Trader Joe’s 14 oz can of Coconut Cream. I used a little more than half of that can, which was too much. If I followed the recipe and extracted my own coconut cream from a can of coconut milk, it probably would have yielded less than half of what I used. So my cream was too high in the coconut flavor, and way too low on pumpkin flavor.
    – CREAM: I added more fresh roasted pumpkin, probably half a cup total pumpkin, to my ‘too much coconut cream’. It was just starting to taste like pumpkin at that point. I would have no fear to try canned pumpkin another time if that’s all I had.
    – CREAM TEXTURE: was a bit like thick pancake batter.
    – STORAGE: I put the 4 leftover whoopie pies in the freezer on a plate, covered in saran wrap. On another hungry day I’ll probably eat it frozen.
    – YIELD: I got 13 cookies, although a really scraped for 14th. I got a small 14th but dropped it on the floor on the way to the oven. :-]

  7. Since it’s Thanksgiving, I’m always looking for blogs that will give me plenty of ideas. My friend just told me about “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook (also a blog). I just “Liked” his page. He dedicates November for all Thanksgiving ideas. I was hoping I may find some things on your blog this season too. Alana

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