Forget the fancy desserts. Kids and adults will want a slice of Ice Cream Treat Logs. Plus: See the 9×13 technique for Rice Krispie treats.
If you have a copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy or Best of Kosher, turn to the dessert section and you’ll see the tempting photos of the Rice Krispie Ice Cream Sandwiches. The inspiration for those came one day, when I was walking down the aisle in the freezer section at Wegman’s Supermarket. I spotted ice-cream filled Rice Krispie Treats–and though the concept sounded good, of course they weren’t kosher.
No problem, I’ll just make them (and people ask where recipes come from. For another recipe that was inspired from a walk down a supermarket freezer section see this Frozen 9×13 Chocolate Bar Ice Cream.)
Since then, they’ve been the most dangerous thing.
A giant version of the ice cream sandwiches has been my children’s go-to birthday cake. I’m not always so happy when they want it, because even though it’s easy to make, I end up enjoying way too much of it.
There’s something about the crunchy frozen treats combined with ice cream that’s simply so good.
For the most recent birthday around Sukkot time, I decided to upgrade the look of these birthday cakes by making it in a log shape. It’s also easier to slice that way. And, yeah, I went with Fruity Pebbles this time too.
On Sukkot, this birthday cake was the “kids dessert.” I had made lots of other “fancier” desserts for the adults.
But this was what everyone wanted.
And then I realized…we have a Rice Krispie version, we have a Fruity Pebbles version…but this would be really outrageous if I made a peanut chew version. I tried that and it might have turned out to be their favorite of all.
I realized I can serve all three types, side by side (and nothing else). It would look amazing and be so easy!
So, that’s what I did. I made this for the photoshoot, and then stored them away in my freezer for my Chanukah party. And dessert was checked off the list.
Ok, so now let’s make them.
Add a little oil and a whole container of Fluff to a 9×13. Yes, you can also make these the traditional way in a pot.
Cover and bake at 350℉ for 4-5 minutes.
Your fluff will look like this, nice and melty but not toasted.
Quickly add in the Fruity Pebbles, a couple cups at a time,
mixing well in between. Now we need to assemble the log.
What Pan to Use:
You’ll need 5 lb aluminum loaf pans–the largest size. You can also use silicone loaf pans, but I haven’t seen them quite as large. I don’t recommend using a glass loaf pan because it’ll be hard to get it out, and it’s not easy to line the pan with Rice Krispie treats when the pan is lined (the mixture will just slip and slide all over).
Not entertaining? When I made big ones for Yom Tov, I stocked by freezer with Peanut Chew Ice Cream Logs and Raspberry Crunch Bar Logs (using any flavor sorbet) made in MINI loaf pans, so I could take them out on a Friday night when it’s just my family at the table. It’s the perfect quantity.
Grease but don’t line the pan. Then simply press the treat mixture on the bottom first and press down until smooth.
Then, press the mixture against the sides.
You will have a bit of the treat mixture left over…you know what to do with that.
Fill it with ice cream, then cover with plastic wrap and keep frozen until ready to serve.
To serve, turn the loaf pan over (sometimes it comes out smoothly, sometimes you need to bend the pan a little) and slice.
Serve one log, or serve all three.
Here’s the Rice Krispie version with a nice layer of sprinkles in the middle. They just look so good.
Ice Cream Treat Logs (Rice Krispie, Fruity Pebble, or Peanut Chew flavors)
Rice Krispie or Fruity Pebble version:
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 1 large container Marshmallow Fluff
- 8 cups Rice Krispies or Fruity Pebbles
Peanut Chew Version:
- 1 recipe Oven Peanut Chews (excluding topping)
- 1 56 to 64 oz container ice cream (dairy or pareve), slightly soft
- Add oil and Fluff to a 9×13. Cover and bake at 350F for 4-5 minutes.
- Quickly add in the Fruity Pebbles (or Rice Krispie Treats), a couple cups at a time, mixing well in between.
- Assemble the log. Press the treat mixture on the bottom first and press down until smooth. Then, press the mixture against the sides.
- Fill it with ice cream, then cover with plastic wrap and keep frozen until ready to serve.
- To serve, turn the loaf pan over (sometimes it comes out smoothly, sometimes you need to bend the pan a little) and slice using a sharp knife.