Some of my fondest memories of my Grandma (more frequently known as Gramma, or just Grams!) were the afternoons I spent at her house after going to kindergarten in the morning. I don’t really remember doing anything special, I just remember having lunch there and enjoying my time with her. Maybe part of the treasure of this time was that it was some of the only times that it was just Grams and I (as my bro was in grade 1 – full day – and my mom was working). And although I don’t remember how long I was there or what exactly I did, I know I enjoyed it! And that I would get to eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches & watch The Flinstones! It was amazing!
I realize most kids love peanut butter and jam but not in my family. I don’t know who started the obsession: my Grandma with my mom when she was little, or my mom with us & then Grandma just did what my mom told her we liked but either way it was delicious. And so even though I don’t normally make peanut butter and honey sandwiches now, I still love my toast with peanut butter and honey and can’t stop eating it almost every day.
So that was the inspiration for these Whoopie Pies. Unfortunately I really wasn’t happy with how the Whoopie Pies came out (they fell flat after coming out of the oven!) but the filling, well that was another story. I loved loved LOVED it! I somehow managed the perfect balance of peanut butter and honey on my first shot of it! Seriously it was so deliciously smooth and creamy and the taste was amazing! So below are some pics but no recipe for the peanut butter Whoopie Pies as I wouldn’t want to steer you wrong with a subpar recipe! But feel free to add this delicious filling to the middle of the vanilla Whoopie Pies or the soon-to-be posted other peanut butter recipe (hopefully I will make it soon!)
Update: Here is a different Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie Recipe that would be AMAZING with this filling!!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- (milk if necessary)
- Beat together butter, peanut butter and honey.
- Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Add vanilla and milk if necessary. Enjoy!
written by Becky