Friday, November 15, 2013

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches {made with a Whoopie Pie Pan}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Good Cook, as part of the Good Cook Kitchen Experts program. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

When I first heard of a Whoopie Pie Pan I thought of how fun it would be to make a plethora of Whoopie Pies, in endless flavor combinations. However, when I finally had one in my hands there were so many more ideas that popped in my head. One of them being ice cream sandwiches. But with the Whoopie Pie Pan being a special pan, it meant I needed to make some special {out of this world!} sandwiches. I tried to think of a special cookie that I had never tasted before. Bam! Brownie Cookies popped into my head. Oh yes, Brownie Cookies. My husband's eyes lighted up when I mentioned the idea, so that cemented the idea in my head.

The Whoopie Pie Pan I have is a Sweet Creations {from Good Cook} Nonstick Whoopie Pie Pan with 12 wells. It makes 12 perfectly sized Whoopie Pie pieces for 6 uniform Whoopie Pies. They are regularly $14.99 but on sale right now {11/15/2013} for $9.74. The whole line of Sweet Creations is pretty amazing, I totally recommend checking it out if you like baking. They have a variety of baking pans, decorating supplies, seasonal baking products and more - really useful & adorable products.

So, I haven't made any Whoopie Pies yet - just these awesome Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches and some delicious Mini Sausage Frittatas. I love this Whoopie Pie Pan!

And Brownie Cookies? I love them too. Can't believe I never thought of this before! They are exactly what you would imagine a Brownie Cookie would taste like. Well, if you are ok with Brownie Box Mix, since that's what I used. But I do imagine any Brownie Mix would work. Just 2 tablespoons of mix in each Whoopie Pie piece cavity and about 15 minutes at 350. 

We all need Brownie Cookies in our life. Just saying.

I also used the Whoopie Pie Pan to shape the ice cream for the Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Just softened a bowl {that's a measurement, right?} of Mocha Almond Fudge and then filled 6 of the cavities. Popped the pan in the freezer for about an hour, until the ice cream was solid.

To get the ice cream discs out of the pan I tipped it upside down over a bowl and poured some warm water over the back of the pan. Then quickly assembled the sandwiches and placed them in the freezer so the ice cream could set on the cookies.

The ice cream sandwiches were awesome! I can't wait to try them out with different flavored ice creams. This pan has a lot of ice cream sandwiches in it's future - made with Brownie Cookies and otherwise. Not that I need the Whoopie Pie Pan to make ice cream sandwiches, it just makes the job a cinch. And trust me, I am more likely to make a dish if it's easy.

I've got several more ideas to whip up with my trusty new Nonstick Whoopie Pie Pan, but I'm really thinking that next up will be some Official Whoopie Pies. So excited!

Do you have a Whoopie Pie Pan? What non-Whoopie Pie things have you made with it?


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