Loaded Gookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

With the heatwave STILL making an appearance, we're making the most of eating as much ice cream as we possibly can. With Autumn fast approaching, it's essential to cram as much in. At least you can use the sun as an excuse. So, we're thinking of Gookie Dough which is topped with cookie dough ice cream and a magical whipped topping which is decorated in cookie crisp cereal, chocolate chips and chocolate syrups. Load it up, baby! 

(Image credit: Chelsea's Messy Apron) 

You will need:

A monster tub of Gookie Dough (in a flavour of your choice but we prefer the original) 

One container of cookie dough ice cream 

One container of frozen whipped topping which has been thawed

Cookie crisp cereal 

Miniature chocolate chips 

Chocolate syrup 


Line a 9x13 tray with tin foil, leaving the edges hanging over so you're able to remove the bars easily. In a large bowl, pop your Gookie Dough in and let sit for around 15-20 minutes at room temperature so it is able to soften up, this will make it a lot easier to work with. Take your Gookie Dough and press it evenly along the bottom of the tray to create the first layer. 

Place the tray in the freezer and take your ice cream and allow to soften at room temperature for around 5 minutes. This is so it scoops easily and everything will be a smoother process. Spoon large scoops of the ice cream over the cookie dough layer and smooth it out as much as possible so it becomes even. 

(Image credit: As above) 

Take your whipped topping and with a spatula pop it over the ice cream and spread it until even. Place in the freezer until all the layers are completely set. 

When ready to eat, remove from the tray using the tinfoil which is overlapping the tray and cut into the bars with a sharp knife. Top each bar with a handful of cookie crisp cereal, some chocolate chips and drizzle some chocolate syrup (or drown!). Serve straight away and put the remaining back into the freezer. It's important to only decorate the bars when just about to serve because if the cereal is left in the freezer it becomes soggy and isn't that great! 

Truly loaded with cookie goodness. The Gookie Dough gives a gorgeous generous base and adding some creamy whipped topping is kind of a new cheesecake. Relive your childhood, we dare you. *Recipe adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron*