Kermit the Frog Whoopie Pie Recipe #MuppetsMostWanted

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I grew up loving The Muppets.  I think most kids from the 70s and 80s did.  That was Saturday night TV.  I’m beyond thrilled that they are back and taking charge of entertainment with their new Muppets Most Wanted film!!  It’s so fun to share my beloved childhood friends with my kiddos. We were invited to a pre-screening of the new film a few weeks ago and had a great time, laughing a lot!  There’s a lot of silly, tons of fun and a little bit of action thrown into this new film to make it fun for everyone in the family to watch.  All 3 of my kids share the same “favorite” part which I won’t give away… you’ll have to watch and guess what part it is….

Anyway, given my love for all things Muppets and loving Kermie like I do, I came up with these Kermit the Frog inspired Whoopie Pies and I hope you’ll like them!

Kermit Whoopie Pies

Kermit the Frog Whoopie Pie Recipe

Recipe Adapted From: Erin’s Food Files

Ingredients for Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp green food coloring (I like gel food coloring)

Ingredients for Filling:

3 cups powdered sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla

Supplies for Frogs:

Large Candy Eyes
Red Candy Melts
Red Sugar Sprinkles

Directions:

First, you’ll need to make the cake pieces. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Mix in the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in the green food coloring.

Spoon batter in 1-inch diameter oval rounds, about 1/2-inch high on prepared baking sheets, allowing 1 inch between each round.

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Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until tops are set. Cool completely on baking sheets.

Turn the oven down to 200 degrees F. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper, and set the red candy melt pieces on the paper. You’ll need one piece for each whoopie pie.

Put the pan in the oven, and bake the candy melts for 1-3 minutes, until they just start to melt. They’ll be shiny but still keep their shape. Keep an eye on them so they don’t melt too much.

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Remove from the oven and pour red sugar sprinkles on top of them. Allow to harden completely.

While the cake pieces are cooling, go ahead and make the filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth with no visible lumps.

Add the cream cheese and beat until combined. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Be careful that you don’t overbeat the filling, or it will lose structure.

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Pipe filling in onto the bottom of one whoopie pie. Add a sprinkle-covered candy melt for a tongue. Place another whoopie pie on top.

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Dip bottoms of candy eyes in the filling and place on top of the top whoopie pie for Kermit’s eyes.

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And…voila! Kermit the Frog Whoopie Pies! (You could TOTALLY Do Constantine and add a chocolate chip or even green frosting for some fun :)

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Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

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The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted”  hit the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets

 Have you seen Muppets Most Wanted?  Who’s your fave Muppet?

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Kermit the Frog Whoopie Pie Recipe #MuppetsMostWanted
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Kermit the Frog whoopie pies!
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ Tbsp green food coloring
  • Ingredients for Filling:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Supplies for Frogs:
  • Large Candy Eyes
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Red Sugar Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. First, you'll need to make the cake pieces. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Mix in the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in the green food coloring.
  3. Spoon batter in 1-inch diameter oval rounds, about ½-inch high on prepared baking sheets, allowing 1 inch between each round.
  4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until tops are set. Cool completely on baking sheets.
  5. Turn the oven down to 200 degrees F. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper, and set the red candy melt pieces on the paper. You'll need one piece for each whoopie pie.
  6. Put the pan in the oven, and bake the candy melts for 1-3 minutes, until they just start to melt. They'll be shiny but still keep their shape. Keep an eye on them so they don't melt too much.
  7. Remove from the oven and pour red sugar sprinkles on top of them. Allow to harden completely.
  8. While the cake pieces are cooling, go ahead and make the filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth with no visible lumps.
  9. Add the cream cheese and beat until combined. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Be careful that you don't overbeat the filling, or it will lose structure.
  10. Pipe filling in onto the bottom of one whoopie pie. Add a sprinkle-covered candy melt for a tongue. Place another whoopie pie on top.
  11. Dip bottoms of candy eyes in the filling and place on top of the top whoopie pie for Kermit's eyes.

 

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  • These are too cute. I’ll have to make them for my niece who loves frogs – not sure if she’ll be happy or won’t want to eat them because – they are frogs.

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  • You are so creative. This is too cute to eat (almost).

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  • That is so cute and yummy. I like Kermit and the Swedish Chef.

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  • Oh my goodness! Those are adorable! Almost too cute to eat!

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  • How creative and you’ve inspired me to buy this movie for a muppet night and invite the grand kids over for a cookie and movie evening. Thanks for the creative post.

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  • These Kermit Whoopie Pies are ah-maz-ing! I totally love them. I took my younger daughter to see Muppets Most Wanted and we both got some really good laughs in. I loved all the star cameos. I will add this to my Disney pinterest board. Such a great inspiration!

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