Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Homemade Its It Bars

This post is dedicated to my Mama.

The one thing she craved while she was pregnant? This San Francisco treat (and I'm not talking Rice-a-Roni).

If you aren't familiar with an Its It bar, 1. I'm sorry and 2. It pairs vanilla ice cream with chewy oatmeal cookies... and the whole thing is dipped in milk chocolate.

Ugh, so good. You know it's the real thing when you get that lingering spiciness in your mouth after you take a bite. I made 4... I would suggest making 8. They go fast. This recipe isn't exact science. I made 4 sandwiches as it was the perfect amount for my chocolate shell however, you will still have leftover cookies and ice cream. Go to town.

For the Oatmeal Cookies:
(Quaker recipe)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats

Quality Vanilla Ice Cream
Milk Chocolate Magic Shell

Start by making your cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time until mixed and then add in vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Carefully add to butter mixture just until combined. Stir in oats.
Drop by rounded Tablespoons on to parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven until golden around the edges, 10-12 minutes.
Cool cookies completely.

Now, slightly soften the vanilla ice cream. Place a scoop of ice cream on to the top of one cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. Place on separate cookie sheet and place in freezer to re-harden.
Shake your magic shell and pour into a shallow dish.
Dip each sandwich into the chocolate to cover completely. Use a fork to remove and place on a cookie sheet. Place the sandwiches back into your freezer to harden up, about 1 hour.

Serve, bite, roll eyes back into head, and enjoy! Love y'all!

1 comment :

  1. Holy Yum! It's It's are my FAVORITE! I can't wait to make these :)