All I want to do is make everything into hearts and turn everything pink…Is that a problem?
I'm going to admit it, I am one of those girls that love Valentines day! And no, I don't love it for the flowers (although I do love flowers..but never roses..yuk) No, I don't want a box of candy or the silly store-bought cards. I don't want to get all gused up and go out to dinner, and I definitely would be pissed if the mister bought me any jewelry. What I love is a day of spending time with my lover. We always take the day to do something special together, and for each other, and to be happy…...and there is always hearts involved. I love hearts.
I want to spread that loving love love feeling because no matter what your love situation is during this holiday..we should all be happy and spread love to each other and to ourselves… And what better way to spread happy and love then with a pretty heart shaped baked good? Chocolate because almost everyone is into chocolate. Coconut because I can't stop eating whipped coconut cream and pink coconut sprinkle because that's what make me happy. (I am a little obsessed with sprinkling things) These little hand-held pies of love are really easy to make and always a big hit, especially with the little ones.(I am thinking they are perfect for a Valentines Day school party) And yes, they are vegan so you can share with all your vegan friends!
So in the spirit of the coming Valentines Day holiday….Lets make WHOOPIE!!!! (pies)
Flour, baking soda and powder, salt and cocoa powder. Soy milk with vinegar. Vanilla, coconut oil, and chia seeds jelling. Brown and white sugar…. you know whoopie stuff.
The dry in one bowl… sugar and all the wet in another.
All the whoopie stuff mixed together and scooped into a large zip top bag. So fancy with my bag…a real pro here!
Snip the tip of the bag, do a little squeeze test, and have at it. squeeze hearts onto a lightly oiled baking sheet or use a piece of parchment paper.
You might get a little frustrated if you are trying for perfect. I was for the first two batches, but once I stopped trying to hard, I really got into how cool some of the hearts came out. Embrace the funky lop -sided hearts, because any heart is a good heart.So lovely. Shadow hearts while the whoopie hearts cool.
Whoopies all paired up
Stuffed with a generous dollop of whipped coconut cream ( a cold can of coconut cream whipped with a splash of vanilla and a tad bit of sweetener) and sprinkled with my home-made beet dyed coconut sprinkles…..
Are you happy now? Because I know that I couldn't stop smiling when I was making these… they are just to cute!
A couple bits of advice… Try to assemble before serving.. I was trying to put them together while a punch of kids were trying to eat them. Things got a little messy and sprinkles ended up everywhere. Also, The coconut cream should stay fairly cold, so my suggestion is to make the hearts and fill only when you are going to serve them. Or if you want to make far in advanced, cover and refrigerate to keep from coconut cream from melting….But other than that…
Have fun making Whoppies!
Coconut filled Chocolate Heart Whoopie Pies
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cups cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup soy milk or milk of choice
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 Chia eggs ( 2 tablespoons seed mixed with 6 tablespoons warm water)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375
To start, make chia eggs( chia seeds in water) and add the vinegar to the milk. Let both sit for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda,baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, mix together chia eggs, sugars, and coconut oil. Add in dry ingredients and mix while slowly adding in the milk and vinegar mixture until fully combined.
Scoop Mixture into a large ziplock bag or piping bag. Clip tip and gently squeeze out heart shapes onto a lightly oiled or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake each batch for 8-11 minutes, or until a toothpick come out clean.
Let hearts cool completely on a wire rack. Pair up like sized hearts and fill with desired amount of *coconut cream. If your feeling festive, dust sides and or tops of cake with sprinkles
* To make coconut cream, refrigerate a can or coconut milk or coconut cream for at least 4 hours. Open can, drain liquid and place the remaining coconut cream in a large cold bowl. Beat with a splash of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the sweetener of your choice. …. (careful because this stuff is super addictive)
Now share.. and watch how happy everyone is when they receive a heart shaped whoopie pie!! That's love!
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