Hey gang, it "don't get no" better than this! This recipe is is one from my childhood. It was our favorite treat for my mom to make, especially in the summer. It isn't quite summer here in Iowa yet, but I made my first batch of these wonderful dessert treats tonight. As I listed the few things that I was going to pick up at the grocery store, my kids squealed when they heard two of the obvious ingredients, knowing what was ahead of them for the evening menu!.............It's so easy, easy, easy!
Crunchy Ice Cream Bars
*1 cup Karo white syrup
*1 cup peanut butter (I prefer chunky for this recipe)
*8 cups "CoCo Krispies" cereal
*1 quart brick vanilla ice cream
1. Heat the Karo syrup and peanut butter in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds to soften. Stir until well blended, then mix in the cereal, stirring till all is coated.
2. Line a 9x13" pan with waxed paper. Spray lightly with "Pam". Put half of the mixture onto the waxed paper. Press out evenly, making sure that you get it onto the corners also.
3. Lay another piece of waxed paper onto the top of the 1st layer of cereal mixture. Spray lightly with "Pam". Repeat with second layer of cereal mixture. I like to put another layer of waxed paper on top and press again, just to make sure the layers are firm.
4. Put pan in freezer till cereal mixture is slightly frozen and firm.
5. By lifting the waxed paper, lift off the layers of cereal out of the pan. Open the ice cream brick completely so that there is no cardboard edges surrounding the ice cream. Slice the ice cream in 1-inch slices. Lay the slices on top of one of the cereal layers, covering it completely. Next, since the layer is firm, invert it upside down and place it on top of the ice cream, making it like a sandwich. Press down firmly. Cut into squares.
I like to freeze my squares separately, so I quickly wrap each square in tin foil and place back in the freezer. My girls usually help me in an assembly line sort of way to quickly do this before the ice cream starts to melt.