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You Only Need 30 Minutes & 5 Ingredients to Make This Frozen Treat!
I’ve never really considered myself to be a big fan of ice cream because it’s not usually my first choice when I want something sweet. However, there are certain frozen treats I just love, like Drumsticks, Creamsicles and ice cream sandwiches. So I was especially excited to find this amazingly easy dessert recipe for ice cream cake on Allrecipes.com. It’s made with some of my favorite things…peanut butter, frozen whipped topping, and ice cream sandwiches! I know that the summer is a few months away, but I don’t think there’s ever a wrong time to eat this cake. You can even make a lower fat version using products like The Skinny Cow or Breyers who both make a low fat ice cream sandwich. The best part is that this cold, deliciously rich treat takes only 30 minutes to prepare and requires only 1 hour to firm up. I know you’re going to love this!
HOT FUDGE ICE CREAM BAR DESSERT
1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter
19 ice cream sandwiches
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup salted peanuts
Pour the chocolate syrup into a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave 2 minutes on high. Do not allow to boil. Stir peanut butter into hot chocolate until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Line the bottom of a 9×13 inch dish with a layer of ice cream sandwiches. Spread half the whipped topping over the sandwiches. Spoon half the chocolate mixture over that. Top with half the peanuts. Repeat layers. Freeze until firm, 1 hour. Cut into squares to serve.
Simple ingredients and only minutes to assemble!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’ve found a sweet treat recipe that claims to be healthy! Actually, it’s from The Canadian Press, which makes it sound so much more official, doesn’t it? Anyway, it’s hard not to eat sweets on this day…whether you receive candy from your special friend or you devour a box of chocolates in misery, Valentine’s Day can cause an overindulgence of sugar. This recipe is for Chocolate-Walnut Lace Cookie Ice-cream Sandwiches. How delicious does that sound?! The best part is that this dessert is easy, with just a handful of common ingredients to make the cookies; and it’s quick to assemble too! Just don’t forget to buy the ice cream, or frozen yogurt (choosing non-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream will make this even healthier)! You can assemble the sandwiches earlier in the day and store them in the freezer. I think a dusting of icing sugar on top just before serving looks nice, and you can even add some fruit for a pretty presentation. That should give you some ‘health’ points too! Have a SWEET V-day!
CHOCOLATE-WALNUT LACE COOKIE ICE-CREAM SANDWICHES
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg white
2 cups low-fat strawberry or chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt
Heat oven to 325 F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and coat it with cooking spray or brush it with oil.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and butter. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is melted and bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Add oats, walnuts, cocoa, baking powder and vanilla, then stir to combine. Set aside.
In a small bowl, use a fork to beat egg white until it is slightly frothy. Measure out 1 tbsp of the beaten white and stir it into cookie batter; discard remaining egg white or reserve for another use.
Drop half tablespoonfuls of the batter about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet to make 12 cookies. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until cookies look dry and are just beginning to colour on top.
Slide sheet of foil and cookies off baking sheet and onto a flat surface. Let cookies cool completely then peel off foil.
To assemble sandwiches, set a cookie in the centre of a dessert plate. Top with 1/4 cup of the ice cream. Set a second cookie on top of the ice cream, then top that with another 1/4 cup of ice cream. Set a third cookie on top.
As you assemble the sandwiches, place them in the freezer until ready to serve. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 232 calories, 82 calories from fat, 9 g fat (4 g saturated, 0 g trans fats), 16 mg cholesterol, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 2 g fibre, 150 mg sodium.