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Even though for many people the new year bringing a new (or rediscovered) passion for healthy eating the last evening of this year will no doubt be full of maybe not so healthy but delicious food and they are so right, you might as well enjoy it and indulge. Maybe you have been invited by friends to share the start of 2012 together whilst enjoying a typical Australian BBQ and yummy snacks brought by all the guests. If you are stuck for ideas on what to bring, and like me you are not much of a talented cook, you can still surprise everyone with a gorgeous plate of Whoopies.

Whoopies are a super hip trend that has blown over from the U.S., combining features of an all time favourite like sponge cake, the highly fashionable (but hard to make) macaron with a creamy filling to die for. If the idea of baking scares you you’ll be pleased to know that it takes just 4 every day ingredients and a packet of Betty Crocker Whoopie Pies for you to create your own little edible artworks. I can assure that if I can do it (see picture) you can too!

When you do your shopping today (don’t forget the two Public Holidays!) make sure you add one or two Betty Crocker Whoopie Pies to your trolley, you’ll find them in the baking aisle. Each pack serves 10-12 guests but you can make the whoopies any size you like: big indulgent, mouth filling whoopies or perfect snack sized mini whoopies. Preparing, baking and resting will take only 30 minutes.

There are currently two different styles of Betty Crocker Whoopie Pies available but the options don’t end there, you’ll find that there are many scrumptious variations possible using the Vanilla Sprinkle and Choc Vanilla Whoopie Pies as a base. Change the colour of the cakes, add spices, play around with the filling by adding fruit or jam, you can go as crazy as you like! To get you started you can find lots of great recipes on

Betty Crocker Whoopie Pies (RRP $5.19) are available from Coles and Woolworths supermarkets Australia wide.

For more information about Betty Crocker, to take a closer look at the Whoopie Pies and to discover new recipes visit

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