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Crispy Ice Cream Bars

Crispy Ice Cream Bars are just delightful for a hot summers day!!

 

A couple of weeks ago I was featured on Mom it Forward!!  AND I wanted to be sure and share this super yummy summer treat with all of you, too!!
Crispy Ice Cream Bars

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

My kids sure enjoy a cold sweet treat when it’s scorching hot outside and Crispy Ice Cream Bars just totally hits the spot!  The hardest part is waiting for these yummy little treats to freeze!! You’ll LOVE them as much as our family does 🙂

 

Yield: 24

Crispy Ice Cream Bars

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Ingredients

  • 4 C crisp rice cereal
  • 1 C special K with strawberries
  • 1 C sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C light corn syrup
  • 1/2 gal slow churned ice cream, any fruit flavor

Instructions

  1. Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper, leaving enough overlap on 2 sides. In a large mixing bowl pour crisp rice cereal.
  2. In blender combine special k cereal and coconut, pulse until small pieces, add to bowl, stir and set aside.
  3. In small sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, salt, and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to boil and boil 2 minutes, stirring continuously, pour into bowl, toss to coat.
  5. Press 3/4 mixture into pan and freeze until cold, approx 10 minutes. Remove ice cream from freezer to soften.
  6. Stir remaining mixture in bowl, while cooling, and break into smaller pieces.
  7. When base layer is cold, gently spread softened ice cream evenly over base, then top with remaining mixture from mixing bowl.
  8. Gently press the topping into the ice cream layer.
  9. Freeze until firm, approx 1 hour.
  10. Lift from pan with parchment paper overhang and cut with knife.
  11. Makes 24 bars.

 

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Press 3/4 mixture into pan, freeze for 10 minutes, set ice cream out to soften!

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Evenly spread softened ice cream over the cold base

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Spread remaining mixture on top, gently press into softened ice cream, freeze for an additional hour or until firm!

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Once firm remove from pan with parchment paper overhang and cut into 24 bars!

Crispy Ice Cream Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Crispy Ice Cream Bars! Enjoy!!

 

You may also enjoy these other fun summertime treats:

 

Pineapple Italian Ice by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Pineapple Italian Ice

Parfait Pops by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Parfait Pops

Limeade by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Limeade

I hope you enjoy these summer time treats…

xoxo~ Ruthie

Chef Ruthie

Owners at Cooking With Ruthie
Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!
  1. Debra says:

    Mmmmmm! Those bars look divine!

    • Ruth says:

      The next time you’ve got some extra ice cream… you’ve got to make them!! SO good! Thanks for the comment 🙂 O

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