Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars




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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars ~ creamy homemade peanut butter ice cream coated in a homemade magic shell.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars

Do you remember the feeling – when you’d hear the ice cream truck bells on a really hot summer night, and you’d make a mad dash for one of your parents, trying to cobble together a few quarters, and then streak back outside, only to see it rounding the corner into oblivion?  I do.  And I think it has something to do with my obsession with popsicles.

Homemade peanut butter ice cream bars

Now that we’re all adults we can live out our ice cream fantasies in the privacy of our own kitchens, where we’re in control! This is one I dreamed up the other day, and it’s gooooood.  I made a simple peanut butter ice cream, and spooned it into my popsicle mold.  When they were frozen solid, I slipped them out and dunked them in chocolate.

chocolate dipped peanut butter ice cream bars

The peanut butter ice cream has good peanutty flavor, and it’s not too sweet.  I used smooth peanut butter, but you could use chunky, or even add some chopped Reese’s in there.  Here’s how to do it —

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars
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Yield: makes 8 popsicles

chocolate dipped peanut butter ice cream bars

Ingredients

    peanut butter ice cream
  • 2 cups (1 pint) half and half
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
    chocolate coating
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or coconut oil (if using coconut oil you will get a slight coconutty flavor)

Instructions

  1. Blend the half and half with the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. I do this in a blender.
  2. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to the instructions
  3. Spoon the just made ice cream, while it is still soft, into your popsicle molds. With my mold I was able to fill 8 slots. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
  4. To make the chocolate coating, put the chocolate in a microwave safe measuring cup and add the oil. Microwave for 1 minute, and then stir to melt everything. If necessary, return to the microwave for very short 15 second bursts until everything is smooth and glossy. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. To unmold the popsicles, fill the sink with hot water and dip the mold up to, but not over, the top lip, and hold for 15 seconds. Remove the popsicles and set them on the tray and put back in the freezer. You want the popsicles completely cold before dipping.
  6. When ready to dip, work with one popsicle at a time, remove it from the freezer and dip into the chocolate mixture. Lay it down on another tray, or on parchment paper. The chocolate will harden almost immediately. You can wrap the popsicles in waxed paper and return to the freezer.

An old fashioned ice cream treat - peanut butter ice cream bars

By the way, the ice cream is wonderful all on its own, and there’s nothing to stop you from scooping it into a bowl, and topping it with the chocolate shell.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar dipped in semi sweet chocolate for the ultimate summer treat!

We’re getting a hot start to our summer here in California, and I keep hearing from friends and family all over the country that they are too.  With this kind of weather it’s a useful thing to be able to make your own frozen treats…I’d even consider it a survival skill!

 

Don’t forget to pin these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars!

Survive the summer with to-die-for peanut butter ice cream bars!

 

here’s another ice cream bar that I love —

Dutch Cocoa Popsicles with Vanilla Bean Magic Shell 6Dutch Cocoa Popsicles with Vanilla Bean Magic Shell

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    Snazzybaker35
    July 8, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hi I’m a 10 year old and I want to make these but I don’t have an ice cream make how do I make them without an ice cream maker?

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      Sue
      July 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

      I think your best bet would be to buy your favorite ice cream, soften it slightly, and add it to the molds, Snazzybaker.

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    Taylor
    June 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Is there a way to make these without an icecream maker? I’m dying to try these but lack that tool.

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      Sue
      June 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

      You could use store bought ice cream and then dip the popsicles, Taylor. There are also lots of ‘no-churn’ ice cream recipes that have you whip the cream and then mix it with your flavorings and freeze.

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    mei lo
    April 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

    what means half and half in america?

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      Sue
      April 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Hi mei lo — half and half is equal parts whole milk and light cream. In England it’s called half cream. Hope this helps!

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    vibecke haagensen
    February 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I love ice-cream and you have so many <3 Thanks for sharing them all !!

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      Sue
      February 8, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Thanks for stopping by Vibecke — once I discovered that I could make homemade ice cream i went a little wild, it’s such fun, not to mention delicious :)

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
    June 28, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination. Sounds so delicious.

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    Shari Kelley
    June 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I love this combination! They look so good. You have the best popsicles, Sue!

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    Susan
    June 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    What’s not to love?! Peanut butter and chocolate make such a wonderful ice cream pop flavor.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    June 25, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I do remember my joy in hearing the ice cream truck as a child. Now, as a mother, it completely creeps me out! Who IS the ice cream man? Where does he get his ice cream? How do we know it’s safe? My kids never buy from him. We always have ice cream stocked at home and frankly I’d much rather have what you made! Maybe you ought to start an ice cream truck Sue!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    June 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    What sublime bars, love the chocolate dip!

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    Monica
    June 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    It’s funny because a week or so ago, I was looking through ‘Perfect Scoop’ again for inspiration and spotted peanut butter ice cream. I was totally intrigued, and then afterwards I’ve been seeing it in a few places…but this is the best it’s looked! Screams “eat me!” : )

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    June 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    What a great cool treat! Just can’t beat the chocolate peanut butter combination :) Pinned!

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    John@Kitchen+Riffs
    June 24, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Used to love the ice cream truck when I was a kid. Have no clue what they’re selling these days, but in my youth I wanted one of everything. Anyway, these look great — better by far than anything I could have bought from the truck in my younger days!

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    cheri
    June 24, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Hi Sue, this has to be my favorite of all your popsicle/bar combos. Pinned and printed.

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    judith
    June 24, 2015 at 10:06 am

    OMG….I want one right now!

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    Chris Scheuer
    June 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Haha, you can tell I’m older than you Sue. When I was little, it was a few nickels or dimes, not quarters :) I would gladly give all of my allowance (if I had one now) for one of these guys, yum!

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    Angie@Angie's+Recipes
    June 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    A heavenly combination! I love these ice pops!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    June 24, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Gosh Sue – this is probably the most amazing flavor combination I’ve ever seen in a Popsicle. I’ve always loved Brown Cows – with the creamy ice cream middle and the crisp snap of the chocolate coating. I am seriously drooling and can taste the subtle peanut flavor – oh my!!!! Bravo!!!

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      Sue
      June 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Tricia – ice cream bars are one of my weaknesses, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a peanut butter one before!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives
    June 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

    A hundred degree weekend is ahead and homemade ice cream bars would sure help me through it. My grandkids would be so excited if I made these.

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    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    June 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I do remember those popscicles and I loved them. This looks very tempting.

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    Monique
    June 24, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Your season of great pops/bars has arrived!

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      Sue
      June 24, 2015 at 8:13 am

      yep -watch out!!

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