Monday, September 17, 2012

NUTTY BROWNIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

1 box (15-oz) brownie mix (not fudge-style)
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for a square baking pan (8 or 9-inch size).
Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before continuing with the recipe.

Cut the completely cooled brownies into 2-inch squares.  Freeze (single layer) approximately 10 minutes.  Let ice cream stand at room temperature to soften while brownies are in freezer.

Place one brownie square on a piece of plastic wrap about 6-inches in size.  Top with ice cream then another brownie to made sandwich.  Repeat until all brownies are used.

Place the nuts in a small plate or saucer.  Press the nuts around the edges of the ice cream.  Loosely wrap in the plastic wrap and freeze to reharden ice cream before serving.


Variation 1: Use mint chocolate chip ice cream and replace chopped nuts with mini chocolate chips.
Variation 2: Use peppermint ice cream and replace nuts with crushed candy canes for Christmas ice cream sandwiches.

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