07/29/2013

Ice Cream Cereal Squares

Since July is national ice cream month, I thought I should do my part to honor such an important time of the year!  Ok, let’s be truthful, it’s a made up event but it is fun to eat ice cream, make ice cream and try new flavors & recipes.  So, with my chocolate lover off to camp, I decided to make an ice cream dessert for my oldest with all the flavors he likes.  I started off with a crunchy, cereal crust that was sweet and nutty.  Then, I added the richness of maple syrup to good, store bought, vanilla ice cream and turned this dessert into something really special.  Everything came together in about 15 minutes and after wrapping it up & placing it in the freezer, I kissed it goodbye for a few hours.  I’ve decided what’s great about this dessert is that you can use so many different combinations of cereals and ice cream flavors…just pick whatever you like, then go for it.  Oh, and for the record…all the boys at the dinner table last night were quite sure you’d like this one, so don’t forget to let me know!www.asouthern-soul.blogspot.comIce Cream Cereal Squares

1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup lite corn syrup
2 cups vanilla Chex cereal
2 cups rice cereal
1 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
chopped pecans 

  • In a large bowl, mix almond butter and corn syrup until smooth.
  • Add cereals and mix.
  • Press into a lightly greased 13×9″ baking dish.
  • Top crust with ice cream.
  • Drizzle ice cream with maple syrup and with a knife swirl into incorporate.
  • Cover with tin foil and place in freezer for 4 hours – more if you have time.
  • When ready to serve, cut into squares, drizzle with more maple syrup and chopped pecans
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Comments

  1. This looks so good and simple! I imagine the cereal lends a delicious crunch to the crust, too. Nice recipe!

    • Thanks Melissa! The vanilla and plain rice cereal made a great combo for the crust. My guy does not like peanut butter so I changed to the almond butter and it was a hit!

  2. OMG! These look awesome! Pinning! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
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    Hugs, Cathy

  3. Rapid Roy says:

    Excellent 10 PM late night desert.
    Actually, a good desert at any time!

  4. Maple Syrup, pecans, ICE CREAM? Perfect combination! Pinned!

  5. Sharon Sinklair says:

    This is supposed to be the Lemon Pound Cake Recipe; could you please provide that recipe as the link takes me to the Ice Cream Cereal Squares. Thank you very much!

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