According to food historians, Amish women would bake these desserts (known as hucklebucks, or creamy turtles at the time) and put them in farmers’ lunch pails or lunch boxes. When farmers would find the treats in their lunch, they would shout “Whoopie!” It is thought that the original Whoopie pies may have been made from cake batter leftovers.
I searched the web for a healthier version as I always try to cut down on fats and sugar when making desserts for my family. Here is a healthier version that uses wholemeal flour, mashed bananas and low-fat milk. I was a little worried about how this would turn out (as often times, bakes without butter/oil are rather dry and hard). However, these chocolate pies turned out to be delicious. It was very chocolate-y with a hint banana flavour. Though it has a slightly chewy texture, these Whoopie Pies were not dry at all. I actually thought this resembled brownies in many ways.
However, the cream turned out to be too sweet for my liking though. My kids were not fond of the cream either though they ate the chocolate pies with great relish (they got rid of the cream first). Overall, it is definitely a lovely treat!