Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ice Cream Crunchies

I'm sharing an oldie but a goody today. This is probably one of the first recipes I ever added to my collection after we were married. My MIL...who is a wonderful cook, shared it with me. I didn't know how to cook when DH and I were married and my MIL probably wanted to insure I fed her baby boy well and that meant dessert after dinner.

I had hits and misses in the kitchen...many misses, but DH was kind and patient and I was a fast learner. If it brought a twinkle to his eye, I made it again although truth be told, even the misses often brought a twinkle to his eye. He was and still is, a good sport.

Writing this brought back a funny memory from when we were dating. I had invited him over for supper one night and when he got up to rinse his plate and place it in the sink, he turned and said, "What is THIS?"
I had not expected him to take his plate to the sink, but his Mama had apparently raised him right, but now my secret was out.

 See, I had attempted to make gravy, but it had a ton of lumps in it so I figured I could just strain the lumps out and I had left the colander...with the lumps...sitting in the sink. Thankfully, lumpy gravy was not a deal breaker and he married me anyway. Whew! Catastrophe averted! I remember how we laughed in that college kitchen apartment that night. For a long time after that, I would ask him if he wanted lumps with his gravy. *Grin*

I made these last week for the crew and sure enough, they were a big hit so I thought the recipe was worthy of sharing with y'all.


1/2 C light Karo syrup
1/2 C peanut butter
3 C Rice Krispies
Vanilla Ice Cream

Butter bottom of rimmed cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Set aside. Add Karo syrup and peanut butter to a medium sized pot and stir together over medium heat for a few minutes until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in Rice Krispies. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread into a very thin layer, packing down a bit.
Pop in freezer for 30 minutes or so to set. Remove from freezer and cut into squares. I buy the ice cream in the rectangular containers for this recipe - its easier to slice. Slice the ice cream and sandwich between two layers of cereal.

I doubled the recipe for the crew and its a good thing I did. I also probably needed to make the cereal layers wide!


Dorian said...

Oh yummy! I never thought of adding some ice cream to rice krispy treat type bars. Looks great. LOL, love your story. I didn't know too much about cooking either, before I was married. Despite the fact that my Dad was a chef :) lol.

Tired Teacher said...

Boy, can I relate to the lumpy gravy story! My mother was an amazing cook and made sure I knew how to make gravy, etc. I had many failures before mastering nearly lump-free gravy. Thanks for the memory jog.

LaVerne Bevers said...

Now that is FUNNY! I would have never thought to run it through the collander!Brilliant!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Funny story for sure!! Our friends from Florida will be here tomorrow and I see these treats on the menu sometime during the next two weeks!! Thanks!!!

Alycia said...

Oh I so want to come live with you!! Yummy!!! ( PS I like lumps)

Pauline said...

Sounds so good. Will have to try it with almond butter. Thanks for another winner.

Lana said...

If you will make those for me, I will come and make gravy for you anytime you want / need it. :) YUM YUM!

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