Black Forest Whoopie Puffs

Puff pastry makes these whoopie puffs lighter than their traditional counterparts...and the chocolate pudding and cherry filling makes these absolutely delicious!
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 20 minutes
  • bake: 15 minutes
  • chill: 20 minutes
  • cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 9

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (1/2 of a 16-ounce package) pitted frozen sweetened cherry, thawed, drained and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 ounces thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the cherries and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Cut the pastry sheet into 9 (3-inch) circles.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Split each pastry into 2 layers, making 18 in all.

  4. Beat the pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl with a whisk for 1 minute.  Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  5. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons pudding mixture on each bottom pastry layer.  Top each with about 1 tablespoon whipped topping and about 1 tablespoon cherry mixture.  Top with the top pastry layers.  Sprinkle with the cocoa powder.

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