No Bake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Are you looking for a dessert idea that is equally as easy to make as it is delicious?!  We have found something so good, we had to share.  It’s the perfect Summer treat! Read on for the full recipe!

Summertime in our house is a time to learn new things.  My teenager has decided that this year, she wants to learn to bake.  So, we printed out a number of recipes, picked up some ingredients and I braced myself for the sugar-fest that was about to happen.  I had no idea that her little plan would lead to discovering our new favorite dessert, ice cream sandwiches using no bake cookies.

Her first dessert was a vegan chocolate cake with a chocolate + avocado icing.  It was a pretty gutsy recipe for her first baking experience, but I have to be honest, it was really good.  Problem is, when she realized that it takes a really long time to make, bake and then cool before you can frost, she basically gave up on trying to bake anything else.  If it’s not ready quickly, she wanted nothing to do with it.  What good is chocolate cake if you can’t eat it right away?! Right?

So at the risk of having her eat batter out of a bowl all summer, I was on the hunt for something fast.  A couple of days later, I came across a video on FB for no bake cookies.  As my Nana would yell often, “BINGO!” No baking meant no long wait times and we happened to have everything we needed in the house.  Imagine a peanut butter cup with oats.  I might even be as bold as to call it more of a candy bar than a cookie.

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Her first batch came out really good. She brought them to camp and everyone loved them.  The 2nd time around, they came out even better (if that’s possible).  I knew they wouldn’t last long, so yesterday, I grabbed them to take some pictures. Without proof it never happened, right? I had to document her yummy creation before it was nothing but a distant memory.

While I was snapping, she suggested that I make them into ice cream sandwiches.  GENIUS!  Luckily, we had some chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer. I took out our small scooper and voila! The ice cream was such a good combination with the rich, chocolate and peanut butter cookies.  Of course we couldn’t end it there.  We took it a step further and rolled it in rainbow sprinkles to give it a little color. Rainbows make everything better.  Just think about all of the possibilities you could create, just by changing the ice cream flavor.

Imagine banana ice cream rolled in chocolate chips?  How about coconut ice cream with shaved coconut and chocolate on the sides?  What about chocolate ice cream rolled in chopped peanuts?

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No Bake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup salted butter, cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups instant oats
  • Scoop of ice cream (any flavor)
  • Sprinkles or chocolate chips for decoration (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cover two cookie sheets with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine butter, milk, both sugars and cocoa powder in a medium-sized saucepan over low heat.
  3. Stir ingredients frequently with a wooden spoon until butter is completely melted.
  4. Increase heat to medium and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
  5. Boil, still stirring constantly, for 1 minute and then remove from heat.
  6. Continue to stir the mixture for several seconds.
  7. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract, stirring until peanut butter is completely combined and melted into the mixture.
  8. Add oats and stir until coated in chocolate.
  9. Use a small scoop and drop a scoop of mixture onto prepared cookie sheets until all mixture has been used.
  10. Place cookie sheets in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  11. Once cookies are cool, using a small scoop, add a small scoop of your favorite ice cream to the center of one of the cookies (flat side).
  12. Use a second cookie and place on top of the ice cream, gently pressing down.
  13. Roll in sprinkles or chocolate chips (or both if you’re feeling festive) and enjoy!

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  1. Oh my gosh that sounds so good! I love no bake cookies but never would have thought to use them for ice cream sandwiches! I am so adding this to my must-try list!

  2. I love this idea of no bake cookies, because I don’t know how to bake! This is an awesome hack!

  3. Wow! This cookies looks so delicious. Its a perfect dessert to a party. I would love to try this on my cousin’s birthday.

  4. This looks like such a yummy treat! I would love to make these with our kids sometime! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, my eyes turned wide seeing this and so a little bit of drooling takes place. Who would not want to have something like this too? Definitely making this too probably next week as I have some visitors at home.

  6. These looked so delicious I had to post the recipe to my FB group page ‘AC’s Cart Of Foodies’!! Thanks!!!

  7. Loved this great dessert idea that is easy to make and looks delicious. Best.. Backpacking Series

  8. I haven’t made no-bake cookies but my kids have had them at family events over the years. I am sure they would love to make ice cream sandwiches with them. I like that I don’t have to turn on the oven for these cookies.

  9. Oh My Yumminess! These look incredible, I have to try them this summer for sure, adding the ingredients to my shopping list now. I will have some happy kids!

  10. Wow, this looks so drool worthy and delicious. I have bookmarked this. Perfect snack for the little hunger.

  11. Looks delicious! The idea of no baking is great for summer, I hate to turn the oven on in this hot weather.

  12. Wow, what a great idea to put the two together! Those look soo good and perfect for a Summer treat.

  13. They are so colorful. Those will easily lure my son. Will definitely try this ASAP. Thank you for sharing

  14. You had me at the cover pic. My heart skipped a beat looking at this chocolaty goodness. Super yummy.

  15. Oh wow these look amazing! SO tasty and so easy too! I love no bake recipes, with the children it’s way easier without the oven being involved!

  16. Cookies and ice cream are my biggest weakness. Combine both together and I’m on cloud 9. Love a hearty dessert!

  17. This is yum! Even my teen daughter can make this, and I don’t need to worry about anything burning because it’s no bake!

  18. I never decline for cookies, and I don’t know how to bake so I like this recipe. I will try it this weekend!

  19. Wow, it’s really a great recepie. You’ve nicely explained the preparation. Thanks for posting.?

  20. What a great idea for ice cream sandwiches! No bake is always a great way to go, especially in the summer.

  21. Delicious. How I wish my wife would make one for me. Hehehe. I will bring her to the mall to buy ingredients later. 🙂

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  22. Oh my God, Heather. Do you have to torture us with this? You start with the peanut butter and chocolate, and then you complete the one-two punch with the ice cream sandwiched in between. I’m actually going to try and repress what I’ve read here. LOL. Take care.

  23. What a great idea for summertime. I have no desire to turn on the oven, and it’s nice to have some no-bake recipes. Plus making ice cream cookies is perfect!

  24. Oh my gosh, I haven’t had no-bake cookies in forever! My mom used to make them all the time. They’re pretty sturdy so they’d make a great ice cream sandwich!

  25. Yummy! I love no bake cookies and never thought to use them to make ice cream sandwiches.

  26. This recipe is so fun and colorful – I absolutely love it! I also love the fact that it’s no-bake. No one likes to get too hot or messy in the kitchen during heat waves!

  27. THESE LOOK LIKE ABSOLUTE HEAVEN! And the fact that they’re NO COOK is ONLY THAT MUCH MORE heavenly!!

  28. What a wonderful post! These look so good, but they are so easy to make. Thanks for this, perfect for the summer!

  29. Yum! This is a perfect treat for my niece! She loves to help me out when making dessert and eat a lot of sweets.

  30. I have never tried to make no-bake cookies but I have to try now! I think, for the first attempt, I would make it only chocolate and vanilla because of a lot of Western ingredients are expensive here in Japan (peanut butter can be almost $6 for a tiny jar). But, I want to make this for my Japanese co-workers.

  31. Yummy! I’m going to checkout your post on vegan banana bread w/ nuts. I’ll also be looking into the NatureBoxes ?

  32. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been looking for simple cookie recipes since my mom doesn’t allow me to bake ’cause I’m bad at it. Hahaha.

  33. I don’t what is happening to me lately…. am becoming a fan of cake unlike before, please does eating cake improve weight gain… I know is fun to ask for weight while others are loosing….

  34. I’m so impressed with how these came out. They look perfect and like they taste amazing. No bake in the summertime is so necessary.

  35. How easy are these! They look like they would taste so good too, definitely making while we have some great weather at the moment x

  36. Oh my husband loves no-bake cookies! This would be fun to do with ice cream! I’m going to have to pin this recipe! I love this!

  37. It has been forever since I have had these Cookies which I learned to make in Home Economics in school but the other day I found the recipe and my husband let me know he also likes them so I think I will get the ingredients and let my son make them for us. And if they want they can add Ice Cream to this although I want mine plan.

  38. It looks delicious. I’d probably also want to give them a try with hazelnut praline or cookies and cream flavour <3

  39. Anything that is no bake is right up my alley with the weather this warm. These look like they would be so delicious.

  40. Maybe Ican substitute rice crisps with oats. I just imagined it would be like a chocolate coated wafer feel to it.

  41. These look absolutely delicious. When you are young you have so much time, yet you can never wait for anything. When you are old and have less time it’s easier to be patient. Anyway bingo indeed. Why wait for a good thing.

  42. Wow and wow this cookie recipe is so delicious and its really makes my mouthwatering. I am sure this is such a winner for all the kids.

  43. This is such a genius idea! I love baking sweets but hate turning the oven on in the summer!

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  44. Omg that looks yummmm…. I am damn sure my little one would love it too… And how lovely it would be to make this with my kiddo 😀 <3

  45. I am a huge fan of no bake cookies! They’re really awesome and so easy to make. I also love the idea of adding ice cream to make it into an ice cream sandwich! YUM!

  46. I am not a baker so anything that I can make without involving some baking, I am in. These looks so good.

  47. Now this is the perfect treat for a hot summer day! I really like that you used no bake cookies, keeps the house cooler in the heat of the day!

  48. I need these no bake cookie ice cream sandwiches in my life! Like I am getting everything and making them this weekend with my kids!

  49. This recipe looks yummy. It would be so much fun to do with the kiddos this summer. I love that it’s no bake.

  50. You sold me at “no bake!” The cookies look tasty and I love the idea about turning them into ice cream sandwiches!

  51. This looks like a great cookie and you make it seem so easy to make them. An ice cream sandwich of these is a dessert we all would love.

  52. We have been making these drop cookies for years. So easy and everyone loves them. One of our favorite things to do is put ice cream between cookies. Makes for an easy treat.

  53. I love no-bake cookies and using them to make ice cream sandwiches is brilliant. Any excuse not to turn the oven on during this sweltering hot summer!

  54. No bake cookies are the best cookies in the world. I’ve been looking for a recipe for them and what I found here is even better. Ice cream is also one of my favorite things. The kids are going to love you for this recipe, just saying. I’ll have to get the ingredients to make them first though.

  55. This is a fabulous dessert! I LOVE no bake cookies and never though to put ice cream on them. I need to!

  56. Now that is a match made in heaven! I am made those no bake cookies and many, many times and I love them. Adding ice cream to them is perfect.