Peanutty-Choco Ice Cream Sammies

‘Got an App for That?’ Appetizer Recipe Contest finalist, Melissa S. from Summerfield, NC.

  • 24 whole Original Pretzel Crisps®
  • 2 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 cup of chopped salted peanuts
  • 2 1/2 tsp. of vegetable shortening divided
  • 1 pint of premium vanilla ice cream

Line a 11×17 inch baking sheet with wax paper.  In a microwave safe bowl, melt together 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening.  Heat  in 30 second increments stopping to stir periodically.  Continue this process stirring vigorously until the chocolate is completely smooth and the consistency is such that it will form a thin coating on the Pretzel Crisps.

Using two forks, dip each of the Pretzel Crisps into the melted chocolate covering the crisp completely.  Allow any excess chocolate to drip off,  then place flat side down on the wax paper.  Place the chocolate covered crisps into the freezer for at least 20-25 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden and dry completely.

Just before assembling, melt the remaining 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips with 1/2  teaspoon of vegetable shortening.  Just as before, heat at 30 second increments stirring periodically, until the chocolate is completely smooth and thin enough to drizzle..

Before assembling, gather all of your ingredients so you can work quickly.  Remove the hardened chocolate covered crisps from the freezer.  Using a 1 ounce ice cream scoop or a teaspoon, scoop 1 ounce of vanilla ice cream onto the flat side of one of the Pretzel Crisps.  Place a second Pretzel Crisp, flat side down, on top of the ice cream to form the ”sammie”.  Press down gently.  Drizzle the top with melted chocolate, then sprinkle with chopped peanuts.  Repeat this process with all of the ice cream sammies, and repeat again if you have extra chocolate and peanuts remaining.  Return to the freezer to harden and keep frozen until serving.   Yield: 12 peanutty-choco ice cream sammies