When Shelly and I decided to do a Ben & Jerry’s Week, I knew that Everything but the… Brownies needed to happen.
If you’re not familiar with the ice cream flavor (the shame!! the shame!!), it’s chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream filled with white chocolate chunks, Heath bar chunks, peanut butter cups, and chocolate covered almonds.
Um, hello most perfect brownie idea EVER.
This ice cream flavor is perfect for me, because I can sit and pick out all the good stuff with my spoon, and pretend that I’m not just sitting there eating a ginormous pile of candy.
But then my husband sees the melty pint sitting on the table and asks if I want it in the freezer and I say, “no, l’m done”, and he’s like, “yeah…it’s still full of ice cream, so…why did you get ice cream?”
Men just ask waaaaay too many questions.
This ice cream also IS pretty perfect on top of a brownie.
A brownie that is ALSO loaded with chunks of white chocolate, Heath bar, peanut butter cups, and chocolate covered almonds.
Winning alllll around.
It’s probably a good thing for all of us that I don’t believe in desserts that are too sweet.
Also, can we just agree that telling someone that the dessert they made is “pretty rich” is just rude?
I never know how to react when someone takes a bite of something, looks at me and says, “Wow…that’s rich.”
Do I say “thanks”?
“Put down the brownie and walk away, you ungrateful dessert eating person?”
I don’t know. Too confusing. This is why I fail at people.
For the love of Pete, just make the dang brownies.
And don’t share them with any wusses.
- 2 boxes (family size) Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 18 oz (or so) jar hot fudge sauce/ice cream topping
- 6 oz white chocolate, roughly chopped
- 3 Heath Bars, roughly chopped
- 2 cups mini (the tiny ones that come unwrapped in a bag) peanut butter cups
- 2 cups chocolate covered almonds
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine brownie mixes, eggs, oil, water, and hot fudge sauce. You may need to heat the fudge for 30 seconds or so to soften it (you do NOT need it hot and pourable, just soft enough to spoon it out). Mix ingredients with a wooden spoon until fully combined. Fold in white chocolate, Heath Bars, peanut butter cups and chocolate covered almonds. Spread evenly in prepared pan and bake for about 30 -40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center pulls out fudgy crumbs but NOT raw batter.
- Remove pan to cool on a rack. For easier cutting, refrigerate until completely chilled, then peel off foil and cut into squares.
Now, as you remember, we have some other bloggers cooking up some Ben & Jerry’s fun this week!!
It all sounds amazing. I vote for changing Ben & Jerry’s Week to Ben & Jerry’s MONTH!!
Have a great Wednesday!!