Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

There’s absolutely no doubt that ice cream is my biggest weakness. Just ask the girls at our local movie cinema… I’m pretty sure they know me as the ‘choc-top girl’. I don’t care if it’s the middle of summer or freezing cold during winter – every day is a good ice cream day. So a few weeks ago, I had made a big batch of chocolate brownie cookies and decided that they must, MUST be turned into ice cream sandwiches (because that’s totally what you do).

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you haven’t tried these chocolate brownie cookies before, they’re totally amazing. They’re called brownie cookies because they’re chewy and crinkly just like a good old brownie. Usually I stuff my brownie cookies full of chocolate chips (because you can never have enough chocolate), but this time I substituted the choc chips for peanuts to make the ultimate choc/peanut dessert.

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

You see there’s a few flavour combinations in this world that I absolutely adore. Choc/mint, raspberry/white choc, blueberry/lemon AND of course, peanut/chocolate – I’m talking about you 4! Yep, you 4 are my best foodie friends.

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

So these delicious chocolate brownie cookies are made with peanuts to make them extra special AND THEN a big chunk of peanut butter ice-cream is sandwiched in the middle to make them even more amazing (if that’s possible).

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now when you’re making ice cream sandwiches, you can just plop a big scoop of ice-cream onto one cookie, place another on top and squish them together. Totally simple and delicious. OR if you’re a bit of a neat-freak – you can use a knife to cut slices of ice-cream into perfect rounds and then quickly pop a cookie on the top and bottom. For these photos I took the neat-freak route, but lets face it, usually I’d just go the quick and easy way!

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s kind of fun to make these just before serving, because you have to race around like a mad-woman scooping and squishing before the ice-cream melts. But, if you’re after a more stress-free option, you can always make the peanut & chocolate ice cream sandwiches ahead of time and then pop them back into the freezer until you need them.

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

OMG check out that oozy-gooey melty ice-cream. Yum!

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Are you in love with the chocolate/peanut flavour combination too? What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour?

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches - Conventional Method

There's nothing more delicious than peanut & chocolate ice cream sandwiches... especially when it involves chocolate brownie cookies with chunky peanuts!
Course Brownies, Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Biscuits/Cookies, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 115 g butter chopped
  • 300 g dark chocolate melts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (240g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs . cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp . salt
  • ½ tsp . baking powder
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tub ice cream I used the Peanut Butter Fudge flavour from Harrys Ice Cream Co

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Line 2 flat cookie baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Place the chopped butter and chocolate melts into a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Place into the microwave and heat for 3 minutes (or until just melted) on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon.
  5. Place the eggs, caster sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract into a large bowl.
  6. Beat with handheld beaters or a stand mixer for 3 minutes.
  7. Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture beating in between additions.
  8. Add the salt, baking powder and sifted plain flour.
  9. Mix until just combined.
  10. Add the peanuts and fold through with a spatula.
  11. At this stage the mixture will be very thin (almost like a cake batter).
  12. Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared trays.
  13. The cookies will spread so make sure you leave a 3-4cm gap between each cookie.
  14. Bake for 12 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for a further 10 minutes (they will continue to cook).
  16. Use a flat spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  17. When the cookies have cooled completely, place spoonfuls of ice-cream between two cookies and gently squeeze together.
  18. Serve immediately or place into an airtight container in the freezer until required.

 

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches - Thermomix Method

There's nothing more delicious than peanut & chocolate ice cream sandwiches... especially when it involves chocolate brownie cookies with chunky peanuts!
Course Brownies, Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Biscuits/Cookies, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 115 g butter chopped
  • 300 g dark chocolate melts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (240g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs . cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp . vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp . salt
  • ½ tsp . baking powder
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tub ice cream I used the Peanut Butter Fudge flavour from Harrys Ice Cream Co

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Line 2 flat cookie baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Place the chopped butter and chocolate melts into the TM bowl.
  4. Melt on Speed 2, 80 degrees for 3 minutes (or until melted) - you may need to scrape down the bowl partway through.
  5. Remove melted chocolate/butter and set aside.
  6. Place the eggs, caster sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract into the TM bowl (no need to clean it).
  7. Insert the butterfly and mix on Speed 4 for 2 minutes.
  8. Reduce to Speed 1 and slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture through the MC hole.
  9. Increase to Speed 3 for 20 seconds.
  10. Redue to Speed 1 and add the salt, baking powder and plain flour through the MC hole.
  11. Mix until just combined.
  12. Add the peanuts and fold through with a spatula.
  13. At this stage the mixture will be very thin (almost like a cake batter).
  14. Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared trays.
  15. The cookies will spread so make sure you leave a 3-4cm gap between each cookie.
  16. Bake for 12 minutes.
  17. Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for a further 10 minutes (they will continue to cook).
  18. Use a flat spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  19. When the cookies have cooled completely, place spoonfuls of ice-cream between two cookies and gently squeeze together.
  20. Serve immediately or place into an airtight container in the freezer until required.

Chocolate brownie cookie recipe adapted from the original recipe from Jen’s Favorite Cookies. 

20 thoughts on “Peanut & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches”

  1. I completely agree, it would be just wrong not to add ice cream to these cookies!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Totally wrong!!

  2. OMG! I totally feel like something sweet now after reading this. You seem to be able to come up with the most delicious things every week and I love it

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I’m sorry!!!

  3. Swah says:

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! And I love that you went the neat freak route, I would have done that too 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehehe there’s nothing like a bit of neat freakiness when it comes to baking!

  4. Oh my goodness, Lucy! These look absolutely AMAZING!! I can not wait to try these out, i can tell they are going to be so addictive LOL.:)

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      They really are Kat!! WAY too addictive!

  5. this isn;t fair at all – i am fasting today but now I reallllllly want one of these ice cream sandwiches! Great work.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh no!! Come back tomorrow then lol!

  6. I have never had an icecream cookie! These look amazeballs!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh do it Eva!!

  7. Mumma McD says:

    STOP IT LUCY!!!! You’re killing me here… these look absolutely divine!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Sorry!!!

  8. Heart says:

    Oh my! Your creation is indeed amazing! the first I saw the peanut butter ice cream- filled cookies, I simply wanna grab and eat them all! Hahaha! You have created a superb sweet dessert. Two thumbs up!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you!

  9. Yum! I so love peanut butter + chocolate anything! And with how hot it’s been where I live, these look especially divine! Perfect way to cool down 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I’m so jealous -its the middle of winter here!!!

  10. You don’t mess about do you! 😀 Full on attack of chocolate, peanuts and ice-cream…perfect! This sounds and looks great! 🙂

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