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Winter Twist on a Summer Treat: Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Bars

Christmas baking; it’s delicious, beautiful, festive, but really time-consuming! I feel like so much of the holidays are spent in the kitchen. Flouring rolling pins, decorating cookies, waiting for breads to cool. I don’t have time for all of that! I love it, but I need something easy. These White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Bars are just the thing!


Layer after delicious layer, these ice cream bars can save any holiday party. Make them in advance and let them sit in your freezer. Your guests will love them just as much as the desserts that take hours to prepare.

 

 

This dessert is topped off with Fannie May Peppermint Bark. DELICIOUS! When I first opened the pretty red tin, I thought it was only the three pieces, but there are another three hidden under the first layer! That really felt like Christmas. This delicious bark is the perfect garnish to this festive dessert, or its yummy eating it on its own. It didn’t last long in our house!

 

 

Ingredients
  • 1 box (for 9x13 pan) of your favorite brownie mix
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces good quality white chocolate (baking chocolate)
  • 1 quart peppermint ice cream
  • Fannie May Peppermint Bark, coarsely chopped, for garnish
Directions

Prepare brownies according to package instructions (I added in the white chocolate chips to the batter, optional). Set aside and allow to cool.

As brownies are cooling, bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Take off of heat and add the baking chocolate. Stir until well combined and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes. You want it still pourable.

Once the brownies have cooled, top with the white chocolate sauce. Put pan in the freezer for about 20 minutes until the white chocolate has hardened.

Take out of freezer and top with peppermint ice cream. Top the entire thing with cool whip and sprinkle on the peppermint bark garnish.

Continue to freezer for 4-6 hours until the ice cream is fully frozen and the dessert is easy to cut into defined squares.

Freeze for 4-6 hours

Makes: 8-10 servings

 

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