Vanilla Fudge Whoopies

Looking for an easy cookie?  These Vanilla Fudge Whoopies start from a cake mix and are filled with canned frosting.  You can’t get much easier than that.
Vanilla Fudge Whoopies - easy cake mix cookies filled with fudge frosting

So every summer we ask the kids
what they want to do over summer break.
Can you believe that this year
all they said was swim, swim, swim???

So I took the liberty of creating a summer 2011 bucket list:
(mmmwwwhhhaaaa!!!! they will do all and take pictures for their crazy mama!!!)

*pool (check)
*amusement park (check)
*cruising in the Saab (check)
*baseball game
*camp fires
*catch lightening bugs
*vbs (check)
*slushies (check)
*water balloon fight
*bike rides
*berry picking
*state fair
*bake whoopie pies

Do you have a summer fun list for your family?
I am just curious what are some of your top things to do?
Yes, it’s possible I want to add to my list:-)

I was trying to get 26 summer things…
one for each letter of the alphabet!
It’s a random project in my head,
that probably will stay there for a year or two;-)

Is it just me?
Or are whoopie pies one of the funnest (yes it’s a word) summer treats?
I mean you get two cookies plus filling…
what’s not to love:-)

And because Fourth of July is coming up so fast
I decided to add some red and blue fudge filled cups…
ya know for some fun patriotic color and all!

Vanilla Fudge Whoopies - easy cake mix cookies filled with fudge frosting


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Vanilla Fudge Whoopies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies/18 whoopie pies

Vanilla Fudge Whoopies

Easy cake mix cookies made with colored fudge stars or M&M's and filled with fudge frosting.


1 vanilla cake mix
1 cup rice krispie cereal
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pkg. red and blue fudge filled stars (from the Dollar Tree)
(you could also use 1 cup red and blue M&M’s if you can't find the fudge stars)
1 can fudge frosting


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the first 5 ingredients until mixed in. The dough will be slightly crumbly. Carefully stir in the fudge cups (or M&M’s).
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Make sure they are at least 2 inches apart to allow some spreading while baking. Bake at 350* for 8-9 minutes or until set. Cool for 1-2 minutes on the pan, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  3. After the cookies have cooled completely, place frosting on half the cookies and top with the other half. Makes 36 cookies or 18 whoopie pies.


If you can't find the fudge stars, use red and blue M&M's instead.

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  1. says

    You find the best things at the DT. I just realized they sell mylar balloons for $1 there – yay!
    You should add a trip to the ocean to your list, your kids would love all that water!

  2. says

    I have a huge bucket list. Seriously. It’s two pages long. Did I mention that my kids are spending 2 weeks in Utah too? Shortest summer ever and I have the longest list ever. Somehow I’ll make this work. :)

  3. says

    Have you ever used ‘pie dies’ over a bonfire/campfire? Those are always on our summer bucket list. It’ s a fun way to cook ANYTHING over a fire. Kids and adults go crazy for it! Im loving the idea of whoopie pies, with fun sprinkles, for the summer!

  4. says

    Oh yummm! Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing this fun recipe and have fun with your summer list! I keep thinking I’ll make one, but I’m loving the lazy days so far :)
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  5. says

    I Love woopie pies…and these look like a fun summer version…I think I’ll try making them sometime this week! Thanks for sharing! (I found your link at Ladybird Lane’s Weekend Showoff Party.)

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