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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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
    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?

    • Reply
      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.

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      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.

  • Reply
    mei lo
    April 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

    what means half and half in america?

    • Reply
      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!

  • Reply
    vibecke haagensen
    February 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

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

    • Reply
      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 🙂

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

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

  • Reply
    Shari Kelley
    June 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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!

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

    What sublime bars, love the chocolate dip!

  • Reply
    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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