Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

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Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these! 

These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch!

Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.  
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Snowman S'more Bar Kit in a Jar -- An Easy, Last Minute Gift Project for the whole Family


There hasn't been a lot of time for cookie baking or candy making this year at our house.  Still, the girls wanted to continue the tradition of making homemade gifts for their friends, and I found the perfect project from Loralee at No Fuss Fabulous, by doing a Christmas twist on her Bunny Brownies.

These adorable S'more Bar kits can be put together in just minutes and are fun for the kids to make.  I'm looking forward to keeping one to bake up and sample with the girls.

Here's what you need to make 6 kits:

6 1-Quart Canning Jars
4 12.60 oz. bags holiday M&M candies
4 packages Peeps Snowmen
2 boxes (6 sleeves) Graham Crackers
2 cups light brown sugar
Snowman S'more Kit Labels (optional) -- FREE download below
Snowman S'more Kit Instruction Labels (optional) -- FREE download below

To assemble a jar:

Pour in 1 1/4 cups M&Ms
Insert one group of Snowmen on top of M&Ms (The Snowmen are packaged 3 to a group)
Complete the circle with another trio of Snowmen
Using a large funnel, pour 1/3 cup brown sugar into the ring formed by the snowmen.  Tamp down lightly with a spoon or the bottom of a spice bottle.  
Reduce 1 sleeve of graham crackers to crumbs.
Pour crumbs into a ziploc sandwich bag.  Press air from bag and seal.  
Insert crumb bag into jar, with one of the pointed, bottom ends going first.  
Screw the lid on the jar.




Decorate jar as you wish, and be sure to include the instructions:  

Step 1:  Empty contents of jar in a large bowl and cut Snowmen into bite sized pieces.
Step 2:  Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Pour over the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Step 3:  Pat into a greased 9" square pan.
Step 4:  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.

Here's a download for the labels



And here's a download for the instruction labels


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