Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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.

Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons | SugarHero.com

JOIN THE PARTY! 

Want to get recipes sent right to your inbox? Sign up for the free SugarHero newsletter! You'll get the first peek at every new recipe, plus fun news, giveaways, special offers, and much more! 

Our promise: We'll never send you spam, just sweet, sweet sugar!

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.

Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons | SugarHero.com

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.

Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons | SugarHero.com

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!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use a small candy or cookie scoop to scoop up 1 1/2” 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.
  • 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.
  • Store Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream Bonbons in an airtight container in the freezer. 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.4mg

 

Click Here for Christmas Dessert Recipes from SugarHero.com!

If you don’t want to miss a SugarHero recipe, you can subscribe to get new posts by email, subscribe to the SugarHero RSS feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow on Twitter. Ooh, and let’s not forget Pinterest. (I love Pinterest.) Thank you!

Editor's Note

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. For more information, see my Affiliate and Advertising Policy.

You Might Also Like...

Leave a Review

Your comment will be visible after approval. Your email address will not be published.

What type of comment do you have?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Sara wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • lynn @ the actor’s diet wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Johlene wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Beth @ bethcakes wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Dina wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Danguole wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:
    • Elizabeth wrote:
  • Amy @ Elephant Eats wrote:
  • Sathya Menon wrote:
  • Kathi Martinez wrote:
    • Elizabeth LaBau wrote: