I bet you’d never guess in a million years that I love desserts – (haha!)
Two of my favorite desserts are brownies with ice cream and hot fudge and a warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream and hot fudge. Both are just simple, nothing fancy and/or complicated to make.
The other day I decided to kind of combine the two . . .why not, right? I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now and I finally got around to making it happen. It was a good thing, a really good thing.
These brownie cookie dough ice cream bars are kind of naughty. They are a chocolate/cookie dough lover’s dream come true. A fudgy brownie layer, topped with an eggless cookie dough layer, followed with a layer of cookie dough ice cream (because, really, can one ever have too much cookie dough? I think not!) and then topped with hot fudge. Does dessert get any better? Possibly not. I’m not one who is worried about eating raw cookie dough, but I know some people are, so I decided to make the cookie dough layer eggless.
At first glance, you might think these are way too complicated, but I promise they aren’t. You could even make the brownies a day ahead and save a little time. Using a box brownie mix and bottled hot fudge saves you time and just simplifies things. Feel free to make your own favorite brownie recipe if you’d like, but why complicate things is what I always say.
- BROWNIE LAYER:
- 1 box brownie mix
- COOKIE DOUGH LAYER:
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter , softened
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ICE CREAM LAYER:
- 1 container (48 ounces) good quality cookie dough ice cream
- FUDGE LAYER:
- 1 bottle (16 oz) hot fudge sauce
Make and bake brownies according to package directions for a 9x13 pan. DO NOT OVER BAKE! Set aside to cool completely and place in fridge.
In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. Beat until fluffy. Beat in the milk, vanilla and salt.
Stir in the flour until just combined and then stir in the miniature chocolate chips.
Press the cookie dough evenly on top of the cooked brownies.
Place the cookie dough layer in the freezer.
Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes (depending on how frozen it is).
Spoon large scoops of ice cream evenly over the cookie dough layer and spread the ice cream as much as possible to get it flat and even.
Freeze until ice cream firms back up.
Spread with hot fudge sauce and freeze until ready to serve. Remove from freezer about 10 mins before you are ready to cut and serve.