Recently, we had a good old-fashioned movie night at home with Minions, and I baked up some adorable whoopie pies to go along with it! This recipe is kid-friendly, so everyone can enjoy baking and decorating them. :)
The cookies in the whoopie pie are a luscious lemon flavor, with bits of lemon zest throughout. The filling is a light and airy blueberry and lemon zest whipped cream cheese frosting. You know that cream cheese frosting is my favorite kind, so I had to include it! I used blue food coloring in the filling because I thought it would look like their little pants. Right? :)
Lastly, I think the Minions Whoopie Pies look adorable! It's so much fun decorating them by choosing one or two eyeballs, deciding on if they'll smile or look shocked, and designing their goggle straps as well. :)
Are you ready to take a bite now?
But first, back to the inspiration for this sweet dessert...
I must admit that I'm one of those adults who loves cartoons and sometimes borrows nieces and nephews just to have a reason to see the movie in theaters. Actually, I was bummed that after seeing both Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 with the little ones, I missed out on Minions in theaters. That's why when the movie came out on 12/8/15 on DVD, I rushed to Target to buy it! I bought the Target-Exclusive Deluxe Minions Metalpak Blu-ray/DVD, which has 40 minutes of extra content. The DVD case was just too cute not to buy! There was also an exclusive $5 Target gift card deal upon purchase, so it was a total no-brainer. :) Besides, I was able to pick up all of the ingredients from my shopping list. Easy peasy!
Now, let's get to the recipe!
Minions Whoopie Pies
Adapted from this recipe