Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars

creamy peanut butter ice cream bars

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars ~ creamy homemade peanut butter ice cream coated in a homemade magic shell. This decadent frozen treat is for kids of all ages!

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 —

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!

chocolate dipped peanut butter ice cream bars
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3.34 from 15 votes

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars

Author Sue Moran

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

  • Blend the half and half with the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. I do this in a blender.
  • Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to the instructions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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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  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    [email protected]+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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    judith
    June 24, 2015 at 10:06 am

    OMG….I want one right now!

  • Reply
    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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    [email protected]'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!!!

    • Reply
      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!

  • Reply
    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.

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

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

  • Reply
    Monique
    June 24, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Your season of great pops/bars has arrived!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 24, 2015 at 8:13 am

      yep -watch out!!

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