Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars

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Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars are a simple, no-bake dessert…made with ice cream, Nutter Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Cups you’ll be in peanut butter heaven!

These past few weeks have been really crazy-busy.

If I could write this blog post in emojis it would be a long list of clapping hands, thumbs ups, Ok fingers, Purple hearts, piles of poop, laugh-cry face, and cry the lonely tear face.

Yeah, that’s a lot of emotions.

Which wraps up my summer so far.

And now that I think about it, why is there no emoji key on the keyboard? I’d even be happy to use the “alt” key if I could get the winking-tongue-sticking-out-face. Which is basically my favorite emoji ever to exist. Well, besides the pile of poop, obvi.

 

But what I’ve found to get me through the long ride of summer emotionssssss is ice cream.

I mean.

Also, I could have used the ice cream emoji there if…

 

Anyhow, seeing as how I haven’t gotten in my bathing suit one time this summer and it’s already almost August, I’m gonna go ahead and share today’s recipe for Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars.

And then go eat 12.

Because eat all the feelings.

Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars...a Nutter Butter Crust with peanut butter swirled ice cream topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups!

This big tray of bars lasted about 3.4 seconds in my house. I’m tellin’ the trufe.

It all starts with Nutter Butters.

The best stories always start this way…

Nutter Butter Cookies

Just mash ’em up and mix with butter….

Crushed Nutter Butters

Press them into your pan…

Nutter Butter Crust for Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars

Then grab some ice cream that you’ve let soften for a bit and spread it all up in that joint.

Spread the ice cream into the pan

And you’ll surely need some peanut butter.

Creamy peanut butter Actually just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds until it gets thin and pourable…

Peanut Butter

And swirl it into the ice cream. Work quick because it will freeze up fast.

Swirl peanut butter right into the ice cream!

Pop that in the freezer for a minute while you make some ganache.

Just chop up some chocolate…

Chopped Chocolate

Next heat up some heavy cream and pour it over the chocolate and stir until it’s melted. Just let it cool for a bit and then pull your ice cream out of the freezer and pour it all on top.

Chocolate Ganache

Immediately sprinkle your chopped peanut butter cups on top, the ganache will set up quickly, so make sure to get the peanut butter cups on fast so they stick!

Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars

You’re going to have to freeze this whole thing for a few hours before it’s ready to serve.

But thennnn it will look like this boss…

Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars...a Nutter Butter Crust with peanut butter swirled ice cream topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups! Totally easy to make and everyone will LOVE it!

Right?

Now go make it!

 

Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars
 
serves 12
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz) package of Nutter Butter Cookies, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ qts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil. Set aside.
  2. Mix crushed Nutter Butter Cookies and melted butter together and press evenly into the bottom of your prepared pan. Freeze until ready to use.
  3. In a small saucepan heat your heavy cream until it almost comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in your chopped chocolate until melted. Set aside to cool while you do your next steps.
  4. When ice cream is softened to spreadable consistency, spread over Nutter Butter crust.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl heat creamy peanut butter for 20-30 seconds until thin and smooth.
  6. Drizzle peanut butter over your ice cream and using a butter knife, swirl in. The Peanut Butter will set up fast, so work as quickly.
  7. Next pour your cooled chocolate ganache over top and spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle your chopped peanut butter cups on top immediately so they stick to the ganache.
  9. Cover and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  10. When ready to serve cut into squares.

 

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Guest
July 20, 2014 5:43 pm

Nutter Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Cups and the one liner about It all starts with Nutter Butters.The best stories always start this way…I totally agree! Nutter Butter (and Reese’s) can do no wrong. Pinned. Sounds like youve been crazy super busy. Hope things calm down a little :)

Guest
July 20, 2014 7:27 pm

This looks so good! The perfect comfort food :).

Guest
July 20, 2014 8:31 pm

Stop. I’m absolutely DYING for something sweet right now but we have nothing in the house. :( I want theeeeeeese!

Guest
July 20, 2014 8:54 pm

These are definitely a dream! Love this snack!

Guest
July 20, 2014 10:13 pm

Heavens to betsy, I need these ice cream bars!

Guest
July 20, 2014 11:02 pm

“Dream” is correct. I’m reading this right before I head off to bed and I know what kind of dreams I am going to be having – the kind where I am in a bed made of this!

Guest
July 20, 2014 11:24 pm

Ah huh, these are totally my dream bars. Perfection!

Guest
July 21, 2014 2:44 am

This truly looks like a dream. What a yummy dessert – I mean peanut butter, chocolate and ice cream? Amazing!

Guest
July 21, 2014 3:55 am

*heavy breathing* Need to try these ASAP. Thanks for this magnificant recipe!

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Guest
July 21, 2014 8:24 am

This is the best looking dessert I’ve ever laid eyes on. Eat all the feelings!

Guest
July 21, 2014 10:12 am

I’m going to be dreaming of these! Amazing :)

Guest
July 21, 2014 10:22 am

This is a peanut butter & chocolate lover’s dream!

Guest
July 21, 2014 12:41 pm

These are ridiculous, but in the best possible way.

Guest
July 21, 2014 12:45 pm

Oh. My. Word. These are so crazy good looking!!!! And yes, all stories that start with a package of Nutter Butter’s will be amazing!!!

Guest
July 21, 2014 1:57 pm

These look so dreamy!

Guest
July 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Peanut butter. Ice cream. No bake. This is dessert heaven.

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Marcia
July 21, 2014 3:15 pm

So everyday, around 2:20 as I’m at my desk at work, your post pops up in my inbox. And after eating my healthy lunch (turkey on whole wheat and some seasonal fruit (yawn), I have to endure extreme close-ups of your chocolate buttercream frosting, and your Salty Caramel Peanut Bars, oh, and your Peanut Butter Cookie dough brownies. But, I manage. Today, however you are just being cruel. ALL of my favorite things in one post of deliciousness! You could have stopped at the Nutter-Butter-Vanilla-Ice-Cream-Peanut Butter-layer. But, NO! You had to go and add chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups?… Read more »

Guest
July 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Are you kidding me?! These look absolutely divine! Definitely dreamy. In my dream, they would be the calorie-free kind. Any chance these are? :)

Guest
July 21, 2014 3:54 pm

Must make!!

Guest
July 21, 2014 5:13 pm

You had me at nutter butters! My face is going in these bars. Must make!

Guest
July 21, 2014 10:24 pm

I haven’t gotten into a bathing suit this summer yet either. Bring on these ice cream bars!

Guest
July 21, 2014 11:19 pm

You had me at Nutter Butters! Bathing suit, schmathing suit – I think I’d rather dive into these babies!

Guest
July 22, 2014 6:57 am

Each bite makes me feel like heaven. Each bite brings a promise of another delicious bite of this dream peanut butter ice cream bars.

Guest
July 22, 2014 9:29 am

How fabulous is this?! Dessert perfection!!

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stephanie
July 22, 2014 11:34 am

These pictures are making me drool!!

Guest
July 22, 2014 5:19 pm

Yum! My dad would go nuts for these! I have not made very many ice cream bar recipes yet… but I’ve got to start somewhere! Thanks for the inspiration!

Guest
July 23, 2014 4:00 am

Hi! My, they look so delicious! Just mouthwatering…too bad I can’t get peanut butter cups and nutter butters here in Italy!

Guest
July 24, 2014 11:31 am

I feel like if we could all just speak in emoji all the time…life would be so much more interesting. And better. Like real world mad libs.

Dying over these.

Guest
July 25, 2014 7:33 am

my mouth is started watering.can’t wait gonna to try this

Guest
August 1, 2014 3:53 am

Amazing ice cream dessert!

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Lois
August 31, 2014 8:11 pm

This was so awazing! Everyone loved it!

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