This homemade moon pie recipe is one of the easiest desserts you can make! No need for homemade marshmallows, just a little sugar and time. Just like the moon pies you find in the store, everyone will love this yummy recipe!
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Homemade Moon Pie Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Servings: 24
Calories: 244kcal
Author: BritniV


For the Cookies

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packets Vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For Marshmallow Filling:

  • 4 oz Marshmallow Fluff or Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 packet Vanilla Sugar

For the Chocolate Outside

  • 12 ounces bittersweet or white chocolate
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil


For the Cookies:

  • Beat butter until creamy.
  • Add brown, white, and Vanilla sugar and mix until well combined.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and mix.
  • Add flour and salt to mixture and beat until just combined, do not overbeat.
  • Roll dough mixture into a ball and put into a large plastic gallon-sized bag. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Once dough is chilled, rough into 1 inch balls and place evenly spaced apart on a cookie sheet that's covered with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Press down lightly to flatten balls into disks.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove and allow to cool completely.

For the Filling:

  • While cookies are baking, mix Marshmallow Fluff with vanilla sugar until well combined.
  • Once cookies are completely cooled, pipe a dollop of marshmallow mixture onto half of the cookies.
  • Top the cookies with the other, pressing down gently, to create a cookie sandwich.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill and set for another 30-45 minutes.

For the Chocolate:

  • Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave chocolate on medium (5) heat for one minute and stir.
  • Continue heating in 30 second increments on medium heat until chocolate is fully melted.
  • Either dip cookies in chocolate or pour chocolate over top and set cookies on parchment paper. Once one side of cookies are completely hardened, repeat on the other side.
  • Place chocolate covered moon pies in fridge and allow to harden for 30 minutes.


Recipe adapted from


Serving: 2g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.6mg