My mom is going to love me for these. I think that it is only right that I make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches in appreciation for my mother. When my mom was pregnant with me she craved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and banana sandwiches. If you ask me, that is gross, but I get it. I don’t know how often she felt the urge to eat these, but I am convinced that she ate them more than enough for me to, in turn, love chocolate and peanut butter combinations. I think she ate them so much that she created an extra genetic strand in my DNA to be a chocolate/peanut butter….person or genius rather.
I get real lazy in the summer time when it comes to cooking meals. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a quick and simple dish to make that doesn’t require a lot of heat to make and that is pretty light. It is way too hot to be in the kitchen slaving like an outdoor chef sweating and all. Who has the time for that? I like to get in and get out but still make a great meal. That also goes for desserts. If you notice on my blog, I don’t have a whole of heavy-duty desserts displayed so far from the summer. Again, I don’t have that kind of time. I like to make simple and easy desserts in the summer time that doesn’t require that my oven to be on for a very long time or need for me to keep watching and waiting for something to happen. Am I alone in this? I’m sure the answer is “no”. So why not make ice cream sandwiches?
I think when it comes to summer time treats and meals people forget about, or don’t even consider, ice cream sandwiches. Do you know how fun and easy they are to make?! For the cookie part you can use whatever you want! You can use chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies (whoa….idea!), brownies, or…whatever! Let your mind go nuts! Keep them in the freezer until it is time for them to be served. “No muss, no fuss”. When you make these you will immediately begin to do what I did in the the middle of my kitchen, which was dance. I danced like a little kid and hmm’d something that I made up in my head. I think I may have even jumped up and down for a minute. I definitely know there was some eye rolling and some moans that could easily be mistaken for another act of pleasure…wink…wink. Although I will say, these are a good substitute for that. But for real guys, don’t make a cake or something that requires a lot of peeling and waiting. Just make these ice cream sandwiches and call it a day. They will make your guests happy.