Monday, January 21, 2013

Double Chocolate BACON ice cream sandwiches

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This week for Iron Chef Mom, the ingredient is Vanilla. The link party for this week is being hosted at Mom on Time Out! Head over this evening and link up your recipes with vanilla!And...start getting ready for next week's ingredient...PEANUT BUTTER

I love vanilla; as a secret ingredient...its a in plain.

I struggled to come up with an idea that wasn't totally boring. Saturday, I was still struggling and headed to the farmer's market hoping for some sort of inspiration.

It didn't come. 

I headed to the parking lot and started loading my produce into the trunk and that's when it hit me. 


Right on the top of the head.

The trunk.

 Just like Doc in Back to the Future when he fell off the toilet and hit his head. Only not nearly as awesome because I don't drive a DeLorian. But, I definitely had a concussion and in my dizzy not quite with it state, I had my stroke of brilliance:

What better way to improve upon vanilla, than to add bacon? And chocolate.

Given that I had a minor head injury, I decided to take help from my dear friend Betty Crocker and use one of her Double Chocolate Cookie mixes. Then I added bacon. Baked. Cooled. Filled with ice cream...and it was declared Nerdvana by The Boy (who has said he'd like to be referred to as Computer Monkey in future posts, but I'm not so sure about that one!)

Double Chocolate Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches

1 pkg Double Chocolate Cookie mix
8-10 slices of bacon
vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie mix according to mix directions. Chop bacon into small pieces, then cook til crispy in a hot skillet. Drain bacon on a paper towel, the mix in to cookie mix. Drop cookie dough on to ungreased cookie sheet by the tablespoon full and bake 12 minutes. You should have 16 cookies.

Let set on cookie sheet for about a minute before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Freeze cookies for about 30 minutes. Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle of 8 cookies. Top with the remaining cookies.

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  1. Sounds pretty yummy to me. What exactly does the bacon add to the flavor?

  2. OMG!! Bacon and chocolate together is making my mouth wish for a few right now!!! Great recipe!!!

  3. Sounds like it should be at the state fair!!
    I am co-hosting a link party today called Tell Me Tuesdays! I'd love for you to come check it out and link up!!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  4. WOW! I have a feeling this is just HEAVENLY!!! =D Thanks for sharing! =D

  5. These look delicious. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe.

  6. I love bacon and I love ice cream and chocolate, but I gotta admit this sounds weird. But I can imagine it might taste good. Like Karen, I'm curious how bacon enhances the flavors. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Bacon and ice cream is really becoming popular. Thanks for sharing your recipe at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  8. Fabulous Idea. Fabulous. Love bacon and chocolate together. Never thought of vanilla ice cream though. Sounds like heaven. You just made my day!

  9. Hey Micki,
    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

  10. Chocolate - Yes! Bacon - Yes! Chocolate Bacon - Hmmmm.... I guess I will just have to try it. Thanks for following me on Twitter. I love your site, since it is soooo me!

    Amy @ Pounds4Pennies

  11. I'm beggin' for bacon. That applies to me too:)

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

  12. A combination I never would of thought of, sounds tasty! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday -


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