One thing my house can’t get enough of is peanut butter. We eat it nearly every day. As a kid, I remember grabbing a big spoonful and eating it. It was the perfect snack because it was packed with protein and gives you a lot of energy. Even if you don’t like peanut butter straight, you can always eat a handful of peanuts or throw a spoonful of peanut butter into your oatmeal or smoothie! Each serving has 7 grams of protein, giving more than any other nut….but it also gives you more than 30 vitamins and nutrients, making it a superfood! That’s a lot that little bitty nut can do for you! Not to mention, they are super affordable.
I was asked to create a recipe to share using peanuts….and I don’t know if you’re ready for all this! I took my kids favorite when we go out to eat and put a nutty spin on it. I created a Chocolate Peanut Butter Fried Ice Cream. Yep, I mixed chocolate and peanut butter…then deep fried it. I didn’t have an ice cream maker to make it from scratch, but you can always do that. I bought ice cream that had swirls of chocolate and peanut butter along with mini peanut butter cups. You can use any flavor you’d like, but I think the vanilla ice cream and mixture of these makes it a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fried Ice Cream
(Makes 8 Servings)
- Ice Cream
- 4 cups Chocolate Frosted Flakes
- 2 cups Peanuts
- 4 Eggs
- 4 Tbs White Sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup Corn Syrup
- 2 Tbs Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- Oil for frying
- Scoop out 8 balls of Ice Cream. Place on a flat cooking sheet. Place is freezer for about an hour and a half.
- Meanwhile, crush the Chocolate Frosted Flakes and Peanuts as finely as possible. Mix well.
- Remove Ice Cream from freezer and roll in your Chocolate/Peanut mixture. Return to freezer for about 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat your Eggs and 2 Tbs of White Sugar.
- Remove Ice Cream from freezer. Dip each ball into your egg mixture then roll in the Chocolate/Peanut mixture. Return to freezer for about two hours. Place your egg mixture in the refrigerator.
- Repeat step 5, this time you can toss out the remainder of your egg mixture. Freeze your Ice Cream balls for a minimum of 6 hours, but I prefer to leave them overnight.
- The next morning (or just before frying the Ice Cream), create your Peanut Butter Sauce by melting the Corn Syrup, 2 Tbs White Sugar, Vanilla Extract and Butter in a small sauce pan. When the sugar has dissolved, stir in peanut butter. Keep warm.
- Using another small pan, heat your oil. You want it to be deep enough you can dip the entire ice cream ball in at one time.
- Drop each ball in individually for about 20 seconds. If you keep in it the oil any longer you will see the ice cream beginning to melt and seep out.
- Promptly remove from oil and drizzle with your Peanut Butter Sauce.
- Serve immediately.
I’d like to say that based on the fact that Peanuts are so healthy that this dessert is good for you. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. I know it may also have sugar, and be deep fried, but we’ll pretend the awesomeness of the peanuts outweighs all that.
What’s your favorite peanut (butter) recipe?