Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons

As I write this, we are less than 8 hours away from leaving to see family for Christmas. I still have a few work-related things to finish, I haven’t even started packing, I’m pretty sure the wee one is coming down with an ear infection based on his yowling tonight, and oh yes, I’d like to sleep for a few hours before we hit the road. Dang, this entire month has kicked.my.booty.

I am so looking forward to taking a few days off and relaxing. Of course, my version of relaxation involves cutthroat games of Settlers of Catan and long midday runs, but still! I can’t wait to distance myself from my to-do list for a few days.

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Are you like me? Tired, overworked, a bit of a stress monkey, but still rocking those dirty pajamas like a boss? I thought so! Don’t worry, my sweet (and good-looking!) twin, I have a perfectly easy, perfectly Christmasssy dessert for you. Bonus: there is ice cream. Let that soothe your weary soul.

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These “bonbons” are nothing more than minty Oreos, filled with peppermint ice cream, dunked in chocolate, and finished with a scattering of crushed candy canes on top. So simple, so fast, so freakin’ delicious. You can make them in advance, keep them in the freezer, and then take them out as the situation requires. Unexpected visitors? Late-night munchies? To-do-list-related stress eating? These bonbons are here for you, and they are whispering, “Come. Partake of our refreshing, minty deliciousness. We have your back.”*

*You know, it’s not my best work, but it’s not my worst. Let’s hope 2014 brings more sleep and more sensible blog writing.

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And with that, I’m off to go throw hopefully-clean clothes into a suitcase! Happy weekend, friends. I hope it brings you Oreos and ice cream and chocolate. I’ll be back Monday with one last Christmas dessert!


Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons
 
These bonbons are so easy, and so delicious! Minty oreos are filled with peppermint ice cream, dunked in chocolate, and topped with crushed candy canes. Try varying the flavors of the cookies, ice cream, and toppings to completely customize this dessert!
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Recipe type: Frozen Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 quart peppermint ice cream
  • 10 miniature candy canes
  • 24 mint Oreos or similar cream-filled sandwich cookies
  • 14 oz semi-sweet chocolate
Instructions
  1. Take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter and soften at room temperature, for about 10 minutes. While you wait, prepare the candy canes and Oreos.
  2. Unwrap the miniature candy canes and place them in a zip-top plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces in the bag. Twist the Oreos apart. You can scrape out the cream fillings if you’d like—they get slightly hard (but not painfully so!) when frozen. I liked the extra creaminess and mint flavor, so I left the fillings in when I made my bonbons. Cover a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  3. Use a small candy or cookie scoop to scoop up 1½” balls of softened ice cream. Place a ball of ice cream on one Oreo cookie, top it with a second cookie, and press down gently so that the ice cream squeezes out to the edges of the cookie. If necessary, run a knife around the edge quickly to make a clean line, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookies, working quickly so the ice cream doesn’t get too melted. Once all of the bonbons are assembled, place the tray in the freezer to firm up the ice cream, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Chop the semi-sweet chocolate, and place it into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Take the frozen bonbons from the freezer. Use dipping tools or a fork to dip a bonbon in the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the bowl, scrape the bottom against the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, and place it back on the baking sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with a pinch of crushed candy canes.
  5. Store Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For the best taste and texture, let them sit for just a few minutes at room temperature before serving, so the ice cream is slightly softened but not melted.

 

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25 Responses to Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons
  1. I seriously wish we were twins. Imagine the amazing twins blog we would write. And I would get to eat these ice cream bonbons, which is the ultimate perk.
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit recently posted…Steeped Fruits!

  2. Sara says:

    I love the dirty pajamas quote. Because I am… Rocking dirty pjs! My fan would be ALL OVER these!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!
    Sara recently posted…Bird Seed Ornaments. . . fer the burds

    • Elizabeth says:

      Dirty pajamas are the new…clean pajamas? Okay, I don’t know what that analogy is. But regardless, I’m pretty sure they’re in style! So glad to know I’m not alone in my daring fashion choices. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sara!

  3. funny that you posted this – b/c the other night i was in “sweet!” at hollywood and highland looking at all their oreos and thinking of how we were supposed to meet there for halloween (and now it’s x-mas!)

    a visit in 2014 is needed! happy holidays!
    lynn @ the actor’s diet recently posted…Alwheys Good Cookies

  4. Johlene says:

    Ah!! I´m definitely making these!! I love the fact that they are easy but delicious!! Whoohoooooo :-)
    May you have a wonderful time with your family during Xmas!!
    Xx
    Johlene recently posted…Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

  5. I’m totally with you on the dirty pajamas. I’ve been wearing the same ratty old yoga pants for 3 days! I’m pinning these for later, but they will get made! Happy Holidays!
    Natasha @ The Cake Merchant recently posted…Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

  6. I need a few rest days as well. Which would definitely be much better if these bonbos were involved! Oreos and ice-cream? I’m in!
    Enjoy your time with your loved ones! And I hope you have a safe trip and get to relax! xo
    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs recently posted…Rosca de Reyes (Spanish Christmas Wreath)

  7. I’m really terrible at dipping things in chocolate, but these are so cute and I love the idea of sandwiching some ice cream inside Oreos! So festive!
    Beth @ bethcakes recently posted…Homemade Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies (Desserts for the Deserving)

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks Beth! The genius of these bonbons is that you have to eat them quickly, so no one has time to stare at them and scrutinize them. :) Happy holidays!

  8. Dina says:

    omg this is just what i was craving! they look great!
    Dina recently posted…Strufoli, Italian Honey Balls

  9. These bon bon looks amazing. My husband loves ice cream so he would be knocked on the floor in happiness for these treats! Have a great holiday!
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted…Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup

  10. These are so festive- I love them!
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen recently posted…Snowball Swirl Cookies

  11. Danguole says:

    Oy, I hope you got some rest in! I hear you, and I’m amazed that you still found the time to bring so many delicious Christmas desserts to your blog!

    P.S. Yes, sometimes I forget that in addition to thinking alike, we ARE really, really good-looking twins. #blessed.
    Danguole recently posted…Fernet Champagne Flip

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks D! I have sort of been getting rest, but not nearly as much as I should, since I’m dumb about putting myself to bed on time. Your PS cracked me up… #seriouslysoblessed

  12. Ahhh these are so amazing!!
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes recently posted…Kitchen Fails of 2013

  13. I’m a last-minute packer too. Why is it so hard to just do it?! Obviously i’m very late in my commenting, so I hope you had a lovely little break :) Wow, these bonbons look incredible! Chocolate mint is a favorite of mine and I love the pink and white you’ve got going on.

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