Layered Peanut Butter Brittle Ice Cream Pops
Nothing says “summer” like ice cream! It keeps you cool while satisfying your sweet tooth. One of the hottest trends I am seeing this summer season is making your own layered ice cream pops at home. Pop makers and tool kits are flying off the shelves at kitchen stores. There are even new cookbooks on the market with a plethora of fun recipes to try.
As much as I love a new kitchen gadget, sometimes it is nice to make a recipe the old fashioned way. To make these pops you only need 5 ounce dixie cups and plastic spoons!
The sweet/salty flavor combination is what makes these pops shine. Wait until you see how I layer finely crushed peanut brittle in the pop!
I love the Peanut Brittle from See’s candy. This company is a California institution. I remember growing up in Chicago I would always look forward to my grandma bringing a special treat from See’s when she would come visit from California.
Today and tomorrow I am demonstrating this recipe at a couple of blogger events sponsored by Real California Milk in LA and San Francisco. I can’t wait to meet everyone (and their kids!) at the “Ice Cream Socials” they have planned. It will be a blast! (Stay tuned for pictures of the fun!)
Now, about these pops. They are super simple and taste like heaven on a stick. All you do is layer the crushed peanut brittle, ice cream, peanut butter, more ice cream and top with another layer of peanut brittle. Insert the plastic spoon “stick” and freeze until set.
When you are ready to serve, simply peel away the dixie cup and you have a perfectly portable pop! These individual treats are great for summer entertaining and are a crowd pleaser with kids and adults alike. The pops are prepared in advance, so they are easy to serve at any get-together.
Here…have one! After all, they are made to be shared!
1 cup finely crushed peanut brittle
8 five-ounce paper cups
1 quart vanilla ice cream
8 Tablespoons smooth or crunchy peanut butter
8 plastic spoons
1. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the peanut brittle into each paper cup. Pack in part of the ice cream to half fill each. Layer 1 Tablespoon of the peanut butter, then remaining ice cream, and peanut brittle on top. Repeat layering with remaining cups. Pack each down firmly with the back of a spoon.
2. Insert a plastic spoon, bowl end down, into each cup. Freeze until firm.
3. To serve, peel off cups. Enjoy the layered pop from the spoon stick! Makes 8 ice cream pops.
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