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Baseball season is in full swing and our 7-year-old son is enjoying his 3rd season playing Little League. It’s a fun time of year – the practices, the evening games….and of course, going out for ice cream after a good game! We like to visit the local ice cream shop – but that can get pretty pricey after every single game. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to stock some yummy treats right in our own freezer. Sometimes it’s even better right out of your freezer because, as my 4 year old puts it, you can get seconds for free at home.
Our freezer is usually filled with Blue Bunny® ice cream varieties, snacks and treats. With a new 2017 lineup of ice cream flavors (like Rockin’ Rocky Road™, Monster Cookie Mash, Toffee Brownie Twist™, PB ‘N Cone™ and Mint Cookie Crunch! ) some pretty classic flavors are getting a fun, unique twist, making them perfect for the entire family.
A new treat caught my eye this year, as I stocked up at Walmart…. the new Blue Bunny® Ice Cream Cakes. I picked up the Bunny Tracks® variety, but you’ll also find a Vanilla Bean Blondie variety, too.
I wanted to create a fun treat to eat after baseball – and thought of using the Bunny Tracks® Ice Cream Cake to create ice cream pops.
The cake has an amazing filling and makes a great ice cream pop on a stick.
I decided to dip them in dark chocolate and sprinkle with my favorite caramel popcorn mix – which is perfect for baseball. It also goes really well with the caramel and nuts in the Bunny Tracks® variety.
These treats saved us a trip to the ice cream shop – and the kids loved them.
They loved helping to create their post-baseball treat, too. You can find Blue Bunny® Ice Cream and Snacks at Walmart stores nationwide.
Which new Blue Bunny® ice cream variety would you most like to try? What is your favorite way to enjoy ice cream cake?
Bunny Tracks® Ice Cream Bar with Caramel Popcorn
Blue Bunny® Bunny Tracks® Ice Cream Cake
Dark Chocolate Chips or Melting Wafers
Caramel Popcorn – Crushed
- Make sure your ice cream cake is well-frozen. Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper or a non-stick mat.
- Start by cutting off the curved edges of the ice cream cake. Save these in a separate container to enjoy later (i.e. when the kids have gone to sleep!)
- You should now have a square shape cake. Decide on a size for your ice cream bar. I like to insert the popsicle stick and then cut, but you can do it however you like.
- Lay each ice cream bar, with a stick, on the baking sheet and return to the freezer. Wait until fully frozen before moving on to the next step.
- When ready and ice cream bars have refrozen, melt chocolate in 15-second intervals in the microwave, stirring regularly.
- Dip each bar into the chocolate and return to the tray. Quickly sprinkle each ice cream bar with your crushed caramel popcorn. Return to the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- You can store these by wrapping in wax paper.