Recipe: Crispy Ice Cream Bars

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My kids sure enjoy a cold sweet treat when it's scorching hot outside and Crispy Ice Cream Bars totally hits the spot! The hardest part is waiting for these yummy little treats to freeze!! You'll LOVE them as much as our family does.

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Crispy Ice Cream Bars Recipe


  • 4 C crisp rice cereal
  • 1 C special K with strawberries
  • 1 C sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C light corn syrup
  • 1/2 gal slow churned ice cream, any fruit flavor


Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper, leaving enough overlap on 2 sides. In a large mixing bowl, pour the crisp rice cereal. In blender, combine Special K cereal and coconut, pulse until mixture is in small pieces, add to bowl with crisp rice cereal, stir and set aside. In small sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, salt, and corn syrup. Bring to boil and boil 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Pour into bowl with fry ingredients; toss to coat. Press 3/4 mixture into pan and freeze until cold, approximately 10 minutes.

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Remove ice cream from freezer to soften. Stir remaining mixture in bowl while cooling, and break into smaller pieces. When base layer is cold, gently spread softened ice cream evenly over base, then top with remaining mixture from mixing bowl.

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Gently press the topping into the ice cream layer. Freeze until firm, approximately one hour. Lift from pan with parchment paper overhang and cut with knife. Makes 24 bars.

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Spread remaining mixture on top, gently press into softened ice cream, freeze for an additional hour or until firm!

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Once firm remove from pan with parchment paper overhang and cut into 24 bars!

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Crispy Ice Cream Bars! Enjoy!!

What are your favorite cold treats for a hot summer day?

Ruthie from whatscookingwithruthie.comI'm Ruthie from What's Cooking with where I LOVE to talk about Cooking, Gardening, and a little dose of everyday life! My grandma had a cooking show in the 60's called "What's Cooking" with Louise Connolly," so I named my blog after her show! I LOVE to cook! I also LOVE to garden, do DIY projects, and chat a bit about life!





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