Jalapeño Cornbread Whoopie Pies
I have always been envious of folks who are members of supper clubs. How fun would it be to get together with a bunch of friends, everyone bring a different recipe, and everyone gets to sample? I have wanted to get one together for years with no luck. Everyone was too busy (myself included) and it never got off the ground.
My friend Nikki from the blog Seeded at the Table finally pulled one off. She held a Pinterest Party at her house last week. Everyone was required to bring a dish they had pinned on Pinterest but had never made. It’s a very clever idea. I know personally, I have A TON of recipes pinned on Pinterest, all pinned with the best intentions, only to never give that recipe a second thought. I’m sure I’m not alone. Well, now I had an excuse to get cooking.
According to Pinterest, I originally pinned this recipe exactly 22 weeks ago. Considering my current jalapeño pepper problem, as soon as I ran across it again I knew this was THE recipe. I usually think of whoopie pies as being sweet, so I was excited to try a savory version.
The entire recipe came together very easily. The little cakes came out light and fluffly. As I pulled them out of the oven, I was dying to try one. But I had exactly enough for matched pairs. The cream cheese filling is a different story. Once I had each pie assembled and I knew I had enough filling, I began dipping my fingers in the mixing bowl.
The party was a lot of fun! When I showed up, the only person I knew was Nikki, but I feel like a made a few new friends. But of course, we were all there to eat food and it was nothing short of amazing.
My favorite dish of the night was Nikki’s Baked Cauliflower Dip. It was surprisingly creamy, not at all what I was expecting from a cauliflower recipe. Definitely pinning this one for later.
These lemon pound cake parfaits looked so cute in the little mason jars. They were delicious too.
Finally, these cute little Apple Roll Ups were a tasty little mouthful. They were sweet and spicy just like apple pie.
Another one of my favorite recipes of the night that I apparently forgot to take a picture of was the Snickers Cake. I have had this before, but I have never made it because you just CANNOT.STOP.EATING.IT. This one is good to make for a crowd. A big one. One large enough so that there will be no leftovers to tempt you later.
I would definitely make my recipe again. The cornbread pies had a hint of sweetness and just a little heat from the jalapenos. The cream cheese and bacon filling just set them off. These would be perfect for a tailgating party.
And if it means anything, they were husband approved. He was pouting just a little because he wasn’t invited, so I left a treat for him on the kitchen counter for when he got home from work. When I got home that night, he asked, “That thing you left on the counter – what was it? It was awesome!”
“It’s called a jalapeño cornbread whoopie pie.” And in sixteen-year-old boy fashion, he giggled at the name.
I followed the recipe exactly, so instead of posting it here, I’m going to send you over to Cook Like a Champion – the site where I originally pinned from. Thanks for the Pinsperation!