Best described as a handheld brownie sundae, these make-ahead treats will be the star of any party or potluck!
Who doesn’t love a classic ice cream sandwich? The memory alone takes me back to my childhood. It was the perfect summer treat and exactly what I wanted when I heard the distant melody of the ice cream truck. 🎶
As it turns out, chewy, fudgy brownies have the potential to create (dare I say?) an even better ice cream sandwich. Plus, they’re easy to make with minimal ingredients, can be made in advance, and customized to taste.
The bars taste like a handheld brownie sundae and are sure to be the star of birthday parties, backyard barbecues, and festive occasions throughout the year. They also have a good freezer life – perfect for stashing in the freezer and enjoying when dessert cravings call.
As I type, I’m planning an 80th birthday cookout for my mom in a few days. Last week, I made a double batch of these tasty bars, gluten-free and regular, with a variety of ice creams I knew would make everyone happy.
I stored them in my chest freezer, and then…
…when I opened the freezer yesterday to retrieve something, water ran off the lid. Not a good sign!
I quickly discovered that everything had thawed. Sure enough, the freezer, which did have a long life (it belonged to my husband’s grandmother!) had taken its last breath.
It pained me to lose much of the food, but coincidently, my younger son came home from his summer job later that day and asked if he could have some friends over for a cookout that evening. He said he’d go to the store to get what was needed.
But as luck would have it, there were thick steaks and a package of sausages that weren’t fully thawed, so I knew they were safe to eat – even a package of brioche hot dog rolls.
What are the chances he’d plan an impromptu cookout on the day this happened? A silver lining in the messy ordeal…and we have a new freezer on the way!