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Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Whoopie Pies (Vegan)

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Whoopie Pies (Vegan)

This post is sponsored by Alter Eco Chocolate. Find more on www.alterecofoods.com.

Alrighty folks. I’ve got a goodie for ya.

I’ve been wanting to make ice cream sandwiches for a long time now - especially with this overwhelming heat wave hitting us here in NC. I wanted it to be a bit like a cookie sandwich, but the cookies needed to be fluffy and soft, as opposed to a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, ya know? I had a few variations I wanted to try, but the one that I was most eager to do was based on my dark chocolate mint cookies - but, rather than using oil, I would replace it with apple sauce.

Oh. my. gosh. they turned out perfect.

Fluffy and soft, a bit crispy on the edges, they puffed up absolutely perfectly and the texture is exactly what I was looking for.

So here we are.

Filled with Alter Eco’s new Superdark crisp mint chocolate, and filled with dairy-free mint chocolate ice cream, they are literally the best treat to make for the summertime.

I devoured them.

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Whoopie Pies

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup apple sauce

2/3 cup cane sugar

1/4 cup water

1 bar Alter Eco Superdark mint crisp chocolate - chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, and salt and set aside. In another bowl, combine the sugar, apple sauce, and water. Add the wet mixture to the dry, folding in your chopped chocolate. Scoop about 2 Tbsp worth of batter onto your baking sheet, or use a cookie scooper, and allow them to bake for about 20 minutes. Let them cool before filling with ice cream - ya don’t want it to melt!

The best chocolate for the job - Alter Eco’s new crisp mint organic chocolate is dark, fresh, and slightly sweet.

The best chocolate for the job - Alter Eco’s new crisp mint organic chocolate is dark, fresh, and slightly sweet.

Fold in your chopped chocolate, and then scoop the batter onto your cookie sheet.

Fold in your chopped chocolate, and then scoop the batter onto your cookie sheet.

They get nice and puffy - perfect whoopie pies!

They get nice and puffy - perfect whoopie pies!

They’re soft and fluffy, and hold together perfectly.

They’re soft and fluffy, and hold together perfectly.

Fill with your favorite chocolate mint ice cream - you could use any ice cream you prefer, but the mint chocolate goes best with chocolate mint ice cream - I promise!

Fill with your favorite chocolate mint ice cream - you could use any ice cream you prefer, but the mint chocolate goes best with chocolate mint ice cream - I promise!

Make em’ for your next barbecue - or just for a sweet treat!

Make em’ for your next barbecue - or just for a sweet treat!

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