Raw Cacao Pecan Whoopie Pies

by Susan on January 13, 2010

I was walking past store the other day and they had whoopie pies in their window. Of course the first thing I thought was, we need a raw food version of those! I got home and set to work, coming up with a cinnamon pecan filling instead of the traditional vanilla one. Full of nutritious ingredients, these make a wonderful treat or dessert.  The filling is fast and easy and the actual cookies are easy, too. They do require rolling out and dehydrating so leave yourself time for that.

Equipment needed: food processor, dehydrator

Cacao Cinnamon Pecan Whoopie Pies


  • 2 C Oat Flour
  • 1/2 C Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 C Coconut Butter
  • 1/4 C Agave
  • 1/4 C Maple Syrup (not raw but used frequently in raw desserts)

Place all dry ingredients in food processor. Pulse to combine. Whisk together wet ingredients. Add to dry and process until very well combined. If needed, you can add 1 T of water. Flatten out to a disk shape on non-stick dehydrator sheet. Cover top with wax paper or parchment and roll out to 1/4″ thick. You can pat these into shape also but the dough is really sticky. Cut with a ring cutter. Peel away extra dough leaving circles on tray. Repeat until you have used up the dough.

Place in dehydrator at 116 for 4 hours. Peel off of non-stick sheet and dehydrate 2-4 more hours. These should be dry but not brittle. A little softness should remain.


  • 2 C Soaked Pecans, Drained (these should be wet for this recipe)
  • 1/4 C Agave
  • 1/3 C Coconut Butter, softened
  • 1 t cinnamon

Mix in food processor until very well combined. Use for filling between two cookies.

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Nathalie Lussier January 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Wow these are absolutely lovely! And they don’t sound too complicated either… which is a huge bonus for all the busy folks out there. 😉 (Isn’t that all of us?!)

I have a thing for raw cookies, and yours are just mouthwatering!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Susan you have totally outdone yourself, these look amazing…even without the filling,wow, and I bet dehydrating them makes your house smell AMAZING!!! I am gonna try to get on these, soon!


Eco Mama January 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Looks great Susan!
Eco Mama


Nikki January 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Oh yummy. My sweet tooth thanks you for this! xo


Eatmytortes January 14, 2010 at 8:34 am

Looks delicious. So many yummy desserts being posted lately


Barbcam January 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

You have got to be kidding me–raw Whoopie Pies? Is this heaven or what? Can’t wait to try these and see how my kids like them!


Debbie January 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

Wow Susan, you make such incredible raw goodies! Such a beautiful, and tasty blog! =)


Diane January 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

You had me at whoopie pie…. :)


ramona January 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

your photos are just perfect. mouthwatering.


Elena January 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm

They look AMAZING! You just inspired me to create some raw dessert today. Yum!



Heather January 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Yum! Sounds delicious and easy!


Antony January 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Oh my goodness, these look delicious! thank you :-)


Kelly Parr January 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm

OH MY!! When I get off this fast ….these babies are going to be coming out of my dehydrator! Thanks for sharing! :)


El January 14, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Wow do these look delicious! Anything with cocoa powder works for me!


Zhenya Winters January 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

WOW! These look Supper good!


Zhenya Winters January 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

WOW these look Supper good


Lauren January 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

These look amazing and kinda easy too! Love it! :)


Ida January 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Ready to try this- a few questions first. For oat flour, could I just put 5 min. oats in my Vitamix dry container to make flour? Is coconut butter the same as coconut oil? Alright, the rest looks easy.


Susan January 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Coconut oil is not the same as coconut butter. But could be substituted. You won’t get the same flavor. If you can get your oats flour to a silky consistency. I usually sprout and then dehydrate the oats before making the flour.


Lareece January 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Hi Susan,

i just love your pictures and receipes. Again you are Rawazing!!!!!

Where can I buy coconut butter? I have look in Whole foods and other health food stores.


Susan January 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm

If your whole foods or coop doesn’t have it…you can order it through the rawmazing store. Click on the store tab.


Teisha June 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

If you don’t have a dehydrator can you use a oven? And if you can at what temperature and for how long?


Susan June 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm

You could try but you wouldn’t be able to keep the temp low enough to keep it raw. But it would still be healthier than the “traditional” version. Since I don’t make these the traditional way, but use the dehydrator, you will have to experiment with times, etc.


Kelly Parr June 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Had to comment again! You are an amazing “creator” of yummy goodies! :) Thanks for being such an inspiration!


Susan June 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Thanks, Kelly!


Leslie February 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

These look really delicious! I was wondering if you have any suggestions on substitutes for agave? I have read that the fructose content is higher than high fructose corn syrup and that it is actually not raw or unprocessed.


Susan February 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Bay August 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

These look tasty.. I’ve been close to transitioning into raw foods for awhile now. This website made me happy with its available recipes! This one is on a to-do list now. I read some of the comments asking about coconut butter, and as a little DIY tip, there is a video on YouTube where a guy has made a video on making your own coconut oil and coconut butter, etc. Which is always terrific since it is so very expensive.


Susan August 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I have seen those but wonder if the taste comes anywhere near the quality of the ones that are made. I will have to experiment because after all, your finished product is only as good as the ingredients.


Mary February 24, 2013 at 7:06 am

After I peel them off the non-stick sheet, do I then place them on the mesh tray? Thanks for the great recipes!


Susan February 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Yes to the mesh sheets.


Sufiyo Ma Deva March 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

I made these exactly to the recipe, with all fresh quality ingredients and experienced some sort of chemical reaction in the dough, between the coconut oil and possibly the oats, that has resulted in them smelling and tasting rancid – before dehydrating even (the coconut oil is certainly not rancid)… Any ideas on this Susan? Very disappointing :(


Catherine February 5, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Hello…. wonderful recipe. Do you have to keep it cold for it to stay in shape?


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