Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

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The classic PB & J sandwich remade into a fun summertime desert? These Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches feature soft peanut butter cookies, vanilla or raspberry ice cream, and a layer of fruity goodness.
 

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This recipe was inspired after a week of too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at work. Some days I am motivated and have wonderful, healthy lunches and other days I end up with a peanut butter sandwich; the result of not getting up early enough. At work I was dreaming up how I could improve the classic sandwich for a better lunch and of course my sugar-lovin’ mind turned it into desert. Now this doesn’t solve my lunch problem, but it did create a fun easy treat for Tyler and I one very hot evening.


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I should know by now not to try and take ice cream picture on sultry 90 degree days. As I’ve mentioned before, I take almost all of my pictures outside and ice cream just doesn’t sit there nice and pretty on a hot day waiting for it’s picture to be taken like a cookie does. A smarter food blogger would have planned this recipe out months ago and photographed it in cooler days gone by. But who dreams about ice cream in the winter? If I was considering a peanut butter and jelly reincarnation in the winter, I would have probably dreamed up peanut butter and jelly hot chocolate. Yep, be glad the inspiration struck me when it did.

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As far as actually making these peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches, I probably don’t even need to tell how as a picture is pretty self explanatory. However, I will give you a few tips to make the best ice cream sandwiches ever. Start with the best peanut butter cookies. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love the classic Jif Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. You won’t catch me trying to develop a new one anytime soon. Spread a layer of your favorite jelly on the bottoms of the peanut butter cookie. Place these in the freezer for about 20 minutes to stiffen up the jelly a bit. This will keep it from dripping. I used jelly because that is what I had on hand, but if you want to cut the sweetness a bit, use a simple fruit puree instead. Spread a thick layer of ice cream (vanilla or strawberry would be best) and top with another cookie. I would advise eating them quickly and not trying to take their picture outside on a hot day! 🙂

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Servings: 6 sandwiches

Ingredients 

  • 12 of your favorite peanut butter cookies
  • 6 T of your favorite Jam or fruit puree
  • 2 cups strawberry or vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Spread about a tablespoon of jam or fruit puree on the bottom of 6 of the cookies. Place on a plate in the freezer for about 20 minutes
  • Remove from the freezer and place a scoop of ice cream on top of the jam. Top with another cookie and enjoy immediately.
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  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says

    Oh my goodness. Are you kidding me with these!? Are they real?! They look so beyond amazing and whimsical and fun. Perfect for a fun summer party. I will absolutely have to make them when family visits later this summer. Pinning, for sure!

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