2.21.2010

mock *B* Bars

all through high school, i worked at a well know ice cream store.
it was a little store, and we handmade all the 'dairy treats'.

my favorite of those was the *B* Bar.
every now and then, Dave will surprise me with one from our local ice cream store. (they are good, but they arent homemade.)

so what do i do?
make up a little sketch.
and make my own ;)here is what you need:
dipping chocolate
vanilla ice cream
spanish peanuts
hot fudge (though no need to warm it up)
popsicle/craft sticks
9- 9oz paper drinking cups (next time i plan to use smaller cups... these are just a bit big for me)
and here is how you make them:
put a spoonful (or 2) of peanuts into the bottom of each cup, to cover the bottom. (we only ended up making 9 of these... so you wont need a whole tray of cups) let ice cream soften enough to be able to spoon it into the cups. i put it in a plastic bag, then cut a whole to squirt it out. (like icing) squeeze a layer of ice cream into each cup enough to cover peanuts.

i used a spoon to flatten it a bit.

then add a layer of fudge.
i did the bag thing again... though im sure a spoon would be just fine. add a scoop of peanuts on top of the fudge.
add another layer of ice cream, to cover fudge and peanuts.
(itll probably be dripping by now. thats ok)add another layer of fudge and peanuts.
some will sink in to the melting ice cream. no big deal!add a popsicle/craft stick to the center of each cup.
press them all the way in to the bottom.now... put these in the freezer for quite some time.
i had mine in for about 6 hours.
(until you can squeeze the cups and the feel pretty solid.)
then its time to remove them from the cups.
i dipped them in warm water for a couple seconds, and the cups slid right off!!
put them back on the sheet, covered with wax paper (i didnt do this at first, but should have!)

once the are all decupped, stick them back in the freezer for a bit.
about half an hour. next, melt a ton of dipping chocolate.
cover each bar with chocolate.
then stick them back in the freezer again, just so they get nice a solid again. (dont forget to put them on wax paper!)
they may be a bit drippy and holey like mine, but who cares!
certainly not me :) then when you can hardly wait any longer... eat :)

if you have any leftover (which you probably will... these are huge) wrap them up in foil with the stick sticking out. And eat more the next day ;)
please let me know if you make these, i would LOVE to hear and see how they come out!!

(and here is the recipe without pics, if anyone wants to copy, paste and print it out without all those pics.)

Jen's mock *B* Bars

here is what you need:
dipping chocolate
vanilla ice cream
spanish peanuts
hot fudge (though no need to warm it up)
popsicle/craft sticks
9- 9oz paper drinking cups (next time i plan to use smaller cups... these are just a bit big for me)

and here is how you make them:
-put a spoonful (or 2) of peanuts into the bottom of each cup (about 9 cups), to cover the bottom.
-let ice cream soften enough to be able to spoon it into the cups. i put it in a plastic bag, then cut a whole to squirt it out. (like icing) squeeze a layer of ice cream into each cup enough to cover peanuts. i used a spoon to flatten it a bit.

-then add a layer of fudge. i did the bag thing again... though im sure a spoon would be just fine.

-add a scoop of peanuts on top of the fudge.

-add another layer of ice cream, to cover fudge and peanuts. (itll probably be dripping by now. thats ok)

-add another layer of fudge and peanuts. some will sink in to the melting ice cream. no big deal!

-add a popsicle/craft stick to the center of each cup. press them all the way in to the bottom.

-now... put these in the freezer for quite some time. i had mine in for about 6 hours.
(until you can squeeze the cups and the feel pretty solid.)

-then its time to remove them from the cups. i dipped them in warm water for a couple seconds, and the cups slid right off!! put them back on the sheet, covered with wax paper (i didnt do this at first, but should have!)

-once the are all decupped, stick them back in the freezer for a bit. about half an hour.

-next, melt a ton of dipping chocolate. cover each bar with chocolate.

-then stick them back in the freezer again, just so they get nice a solid again. (dont forget to put them on wax paper!) they may be a bit drippy and holey like mine, but who cares! certainly not me :)

-then when you can hardly wait any longer... eat :)

-if you have any leftover (which you probably will... these are huge) wrap them up in foil with the stick sticking out. And eat more the next day ;)

9 comments:

Love.Peace.Happiness said...

Jen,
Where do you do your photo editing? Do you have photoshop?

rmeyfe said...

OK I will probably try making these. But not until after Easter since the boys gave up ice cream for lent. But once we move overseas and don't have DQ right down the street it is good to know that I can make my own!!

arminda said...

come to mama...

Rorie said...

Minus the peanuts, those sound delicious!
Oh, and we had the bbq ranch chicken pizza tonight and it was a huge hit. Except for the toddler, but he won't eat anything, so he doesn't count.

Tammy said...

I love that you called them "B Bars." So funny! I think we'll give these a try. And the BBQ Ranch Pizza is on the menu plan this week :)

I'm sure you know about PW and Tasty Kitchen but another food site I love is picky-palate.com. And our own little recipe blog is allinflavor.blogspot.com. Thought maybe you'd like them both. Happy Cooking!!!

Janelle said...

Yummy!!

debbie said...

Jen, Thanks! These look like a fun (&yummy)activity to do with the kids. We're going to try the ranch pizza too. mmm...

Swedish Mama said...

Look very good--probably have to wait till Papa D is better to try--or just enjoy the pictures of your family enjoying. How come there is no pic of Dave enjoying??

denise said...

just wrote the ingredients down on my shopping list and am gonna make them soon!!! thanks!

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