Chocodiles – chocolate covered twinkies

Chocodiles!

Today’s request from Rob – a chocodile. I had never heard of one before, but learned it is a chocolate covered twinkie. It gave me a chance to use my twinkie pan (one of many baking items I have that get little or no use. Hello – cherry maker, mini cake pop maker, mini pie maker, large cupcake pan, to name a few)

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Spray a canoe or twinkie pan with baking spray. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Blend in milk, then dry ingredients. Spoon batter into prepared pans 3/4 of the way full. Bake 15 to 18 minutes (a toothpick inserted in center of twinkie comes out clean) cool 10 minutes. Use a plastic knife to remove from pan. Cool completley.

Twinkie pan put to good use
  • Filling ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a bowl, beat ingredients together. Use the bottom of a wooden spoon to poke 3 holes in the bottom of a cooled twinkie.

Then using a pasty bag or decorating apparatus, carefully fill the three holes. Do not overfill.

Topping – in a microwave safe bowl, heat 1/2 cup cream for 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Let set 5 minutes. Stir smooth. Spread over top of filled twinkies. Store in covered container

I was a little messy with the topping 🙂

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Whoopie pies!!!!

I am not sure if the melted milk chocolate on top is necessary

I needed to bake something for our block party tomorrow, so I thought whoopie pies would be good. They gave me a chance to use whoopie pie pans (one of many baking items I have that are for one thing only, like my twinkie pan and churros maker). These are easy – they use a cake mix and a few other ingredients. The filling is marshmallow fluff based and I topped them with melted milk chocolate because… Well, why not?

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so that it heats up properly (a tip from an LG tech).

Whoopie pie pan!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
Two might be a bit much to eat in one sitting!

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I used a whoopie pie pan that I sprayed with baking spray. You can also line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, combine cake mix and baking powder. Add oil, water,eggs and vanilla. Batter will be on the thick side. Scoop out 2 tbs dough and spread to edge of each whoopie pie cavity… Or scoop out 2 tbs and place on parchment paper and spread into a 3 inch circle. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center basically comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completely.

  • Frosting
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Water

Directions – combine butter and fluff. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla. You can add water, a tsp at a time, if you want to thin it out a little. Place a dollop between two whoopie pies. Store in covered contaner.

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