Pistachio and Bacon Whoopie Pies or Cake

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* Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz (Mix as directed)
* 3.4 oz Jello pistachio pudding (Mix as directed)
* 2-3 Tbsp unsalted pistachios, chopped
* 3-4 Tbsp bacon crumbles

*Preheat oven to 375.

* Add 1/2 of your pistachio pudding to your ‘cake’ mix. Set aside the rest of your pudding for either whoopie pie filling of cake topping.

* Mix your bacon crumbles and chopped pistachios in to you ‘cake’ mix.

* Now you must decide if your are doing whoopie pies or a cake.

* Whoopie Pies: Place small amount (2-4 Tbsp-size) of mix onto greased or non-stick baking sheet. Leave enough room between each ‘pie’ as if making cookies. Bake each batch for 10-15 minutes.

*Cake: Pour entire contents in greased or non-stick loaf pan. Top with left over bacon crumbles and pistachios. Bake for 25-30 minutes. when checking, make note that your cake browns on the top much sooner than it is done cooking. Check actual baking by using a toothpick.

* Whoopie Pies: Let whoopie pie pieces cool completely. Apply 1-2 Tbsp pistachio pudding to the flat side of one piece. Top with another piece, flat side down – creating a ‘sandwich’. ENJOY!

* Cake: Let cake cool completely before removing from loaf pan. Cut into slices. Top with fresh whipped cream or remaining pistachio pudding. ENJOY!


* I did notice that by using the ‘cookie’ mix instead of a cake mix, it created a very subtle sweet crunch on the edges of the whoopie pies and on the entire outside of the cake.

* You can easily buy chopped pistachios, but I did notice that it was A LOT cheaper to simply buy whole pistachios and simply shell and chop them yourself. If you have time to spare by sitting in front of the television (or get a loved one/friend) and have a food processor, then save your money! You’ll end up having lots left over that you can easily store away for other recipes later.

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different cookie or cake mix, or a different type of nut.

* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.



About elle

Crazy cat lady, comic book nerd, and lover of bacon all in one.

Posted on February 2, 2012, in Cooking with Bacon and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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