Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I came back from visiting family, after a family health emergency (which all turned out well in the end), with cravings for things I couldn't eat.  This just very very rarely happens to me anymore.  I don't normally get cravings.  But I had to leave immediately, without having time to plan food, making sure I have things to eat that are gluten free, low carb.  I normally am fine with my own things, and not bothered at all by what everyone else eats.  But since I didn't have much with me, other than making myself a couple bread buns so I could at least make a sandwich while there, I was very hungry most of the time, watching others enjoy food, while just making do with the little that I could eat.  It wasn't even that there was a lot of food around me! But somehow I kept thinking of all the things I couldn't enjoy that others could.  I was determined when I got home to make some of the foods that came into my head, or that I saw, or that I dreamed of, to enjoy.  
This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I get through it by telling myself, "I can make that".  When I do, I'm satisfied, I get over it, I go on.  

So chocolate and ice cream was on my mind when I got home.  The brownie/cookie part is from my Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe, pretty simple, and worked really well for this.  

2 oz.  unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup  coconut oil -- or butter
1 cup  sweeteners -- (12 packets Truvia, 1/4 cup xylitol, 8 drops liquid sucralose)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp.  vanilla
1/2 cup  almond meal
1/4 cup  flaxseed meal, golden
1/2 tsp.  baking powder
1/4 tsp.  salt

In medium saucepan, over medium low heat, melt chocolate and oil. Remove from heat and add sweeteners, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix well, and add the remaining ingredients.  Stir well and pour whoopie pie pan to fill 12 cups in the pan. Bake in pre-heated 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.  Do not over bake!  The longer you bake, the more cake-like, the less, the more fudgy, and brownie-like.  

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12 Servings/Per Serving: 127 Calories, 11 g fat, 4 g protien, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber
Entire Recipe: 1519 Calories, 138 g fat, 50 g protein, 48 g carbs, 18 g fiber

The ice cream filling was the same recipe as the Ice Cream Dibs

Ice Cream:
1/2  cup  heavy cream
2 tablespoons  sugar-free syrup -- (such as DaVinci or Torani)
1 tablespoon  sugar-free vanilla pudding and pie filling

In a small bowl, whip together cream, sugar-free syrup, and vanilla pudding and pie filling mix until it is stiff.  

For 1/12 of recipe:
38 Calories; 4g Fat (84.6% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber;

For 1/6 of recipe:  77 Calories; 7g Fat (84.6% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber

To make the sandwich:
After brownie cookies have cooled, spread the filling on a cookie and cover with second cookie to make a sandwich.  Wrap each cookie individually and place in a freezer bag in your freezer.  These also are really good before you freeze for a whoopie pie!  Or to tell you the truth, I had a hard time not eating them just slathering the filling onto a cookie and eating it right away.  (I did that with one), so you can choose which way you like them.  Unfrozen or frozen, they are delightful to the taste buds! Enjoy!


  1. These look wonderful, and I can't wait to make some. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. The sweetner used in the brownie can that be a substution of a cup of granulated splenda?

    1. Yes, you can use all Splenda, however, Splenda alone does not sweeten chocolate well, so you may come out with a more bitter product. I use the combination of sweeteners to get a sweeter taste with the chocolate. If you have access to erythritol or xylitol or Truvia you could do half that and half Splenda also.

  3. 48g Carbs

    How is this "Low" Carb???

    1. The entire recipe is 48g carbs, 1 serving is 4g or 2g net carbs, so unless you intend to eat the entire recipe, it's low carb ;)

    2. Hi...looks yummy!! just wondering..I came out with 8 carbs for each serving as a whoopie pie...2 brownies 5 net carbs (30+6) & cream 3 net carbs each...did I do that right?? or can you tell me how you got the 2 net carbs? I'm new to this...lol thank you!!

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    4. I'm sorry I'm away from home right now so it's taken me some time to get back to you! Just have my itouch with me. One woodpile pie put together should be 5 g. Net carbs.

  4. Hey Ginny - another great recipe from you! I only made the brownies, will try the filling another time. The only substitution I did was the sweeteners. I used 1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend and maybe 1/8 cup of Splenda. The brownie is amazing and just the right sweetness. I didn't have a whoopie pan, but picked one up last night at Walmart. My husband made me laugh because he said that he doesn't like brownies, he tried one, and then ate 2 more, LOL! I'll be making more very soon and will try the filling next time!
    ☺ Sandi

    1. I'm glad you like them Sandi! That's so funny about your husband! I don't know how anyone can not like brownies, LOL!

    2. These are fantastic! I made a cream cheese lc icing for in-between. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    3. I'm glad you enjoyed them! :)



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