The Big Game deserves a big dessert recipe, like these no-utensils-required handheld brownie sundae bars, coated in homemade magic shell!
Apparently there is some “Big Football Game” coming up. Anyone know anything about it? I swear that if it weren’t for all the amazing game time recipes showing up throughout the blogosphere, it would pass me right by. That would be a major bummer though, because although I don’t necessarily partake in football fandom, I do enjoy me a party full of good game time food. And if there’s one thing that The Big Game brings out in all of us, it’s some great munchies.
In case you missed it last week, here’s a pretty extensive recipe roundup of great football party ideas. But in my book, a good party also needs some good dessert. And this definitely hits the spot.
So when I initially started thinking about what I wanted to do with this Edy’s Limited Edition Touchdown Sundae I picked up from Walmart, I was a bit torn.
Some sort of milkshake? I do enjoy slurping down those bad boys. But then the cool caramel-filled chocolaty footballs hiding in the ice cream would get demolished.
Ice cream pie? I do love pie. But I don’t want to have to deal with cutting up a pie and using utensils at a party.
Brownie sundae? Yes, oh man, love me some brownie sundaes, but then there’s that whole utensil thing again. No one has time to handle utensils while simultaneously trying to frantically figure out if there’s any remote chance of possibly winning money in your work’s football pool. Please tell me it’s not just me. I never win. This is going to be the year though. I can feel it.
Out of nowhere, I had this vision. Let’s do that brownie sundae. But let’s make it handheld. No utensils needed. Yea, a handheld brownie sundae, encased in a homemade magic shell. Boom.
And who knew making a homemade magic chocolate shell was as easy as 2 simple ingredients. Chocolate + Coconut Oil.
I seriously can’t wait to serve these up to our friends this Sunday. And best part… I can make them way ahead of time and have them just chilling out in the freezer waiting for their triumphant debut.
Enjoy The Big Game! And more importantly, enjoy the food that goes along with it 🙂
Homemade Game Time Brownie Sundae Bars
- Yield: 9 Brownie Sundae Bars 1x
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix, mixed according to package directions
- 1 (1.5 quart) container Edy’s Touchdown Sundae Ice Cream, or your favorite ice cream
- 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Preheat oven to stated temperature on brownie mix box. Line a 9×9″ square baking pan with foil or parchment paper, allowing extra to hang over the sides of the pan, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Spread about 1/4″ even layer of brownie batter into the pan and cook until done, approximately 20 minutes. Of course feel free to bake rest of brownie batter in a separate pan for another use 🙂
- Let brownies cool completely in the 9×9″ baking pan. Remove ice cream from freezer and allow to soften slightly. Add an even layer of ice cream, about 3/4″ thick, on top of the brownies (I used about 1 quart of the ice cream). Use an offset spatula dipped in hot water to shape and smooth out the ice cream into an even layer.
- Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in freezer until ice cream is solid, at least 4 hours. Remove pan from freezer and using the foil or parchment overhangs, lift the brownie/ice cream block out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Remove foil/parchment and working quickly, cut the ice cream into 9 equal squares. Place on a baking sheet and return to freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Combine chocolate with coconut oil in microwave safe dish. On half power, microwave chocolate and coconut oil in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, just until chocolate is melted and coconut oil is fully incorporated. Let cool to room temperature.
- Remove baking sheet from freezer and working quickly, use a large fork or your fingers to dip ice cream squares one at a time into chocolate mixture and fully coat. Place dipped squares onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Return bars to freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- If planning longer storage, after the 30 minutes, wrap each brownie sundae bar individually in plastic wrap and store in ziploc bag in freezer.
Edy’s Limited Edition Touchdown Sundae is available in stores only November through February! But don’t worry, you can make these Brownie Sundae Bars year round by substituting one of Edy’s many other awesome flavors!
Need more super easy football party ideas? You can easily grab Stouffers Party Size Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Ham & Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets, or a DiGiorno pizza for the Big Game. Just heat and serve. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Want to play dress up? Cut your hot pockets in half and serve them with some creative dipping sauces. Top your DiGiorno pizza with a few fried eggs. And you could always add some extra cheese to that Stouffers lasagna and serve it alongside some garlic bread. Or transform it into a vegetable lasagna by adding some sauteed mushrooms and spinach on top and covering it with some extra sauce and cheese before baking.
This is such a genius idea, oh wow! Perfect party dessert and I love love love how easy to make it is. Pinning : )
Thanks so much Consuelo! Hope you are feeling better!
I LOVE making magic shell out of chocolate and coconut oil! So easy and yum-o-rama. Chris, this look fantastic! Such a creative twist on a brownie sundae, and everything is better eaten with your hands! I also love these pictures, some of my favs of yours!
Thanks so much Taylor! I agree… everything is better eaten with your hands! Those utensils just get in the way 😉
I’m going to make these! The kids will love them and so will the big kids!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes Kathy!
Oh yeah! Now we’re talking. If it’s brownies I’m totally there! Looks amazing!
The brownies TOTALLY make it, Melanie!
did you basically just make a homemade klondike… but BETTER?!?! because you are officially my hero (sorry, dad). PINNED!
Yes, Christine! Exactly! Hahaha, thanks so much 🙂
Oh my goodness gracious, Chris this is brilliant. I LOVE that they are individual bars. Yuuuuum. I am sold with a capital “s!”
Haha thanks so much Erin! Although I only had a bite of one because I’m trying to slim down a bit, Asheley happily downed a full one and keeps eyeing the rest of them currently in the freezer 🙂
Wow I don’t know how you have that much self-control with ice cream! I need to learn that!
nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
Saw these on Instagram and just about DIED. OMG. Wow. Holy Cow. Any other emphatic word I can think of. Lol. LOVE.
Hahaha thanks so much Nicole!
Umm yes! Ice cream is such a weakness of mine and you basically went and made a homemade klondike bar but about ten thousand times better with the brownie layer in there … I could easily eat far far too many of these!
That brownie layer is totally key… I wasn’t sure if was going to work but then after one bite, I was like Oooohhhhh heck yea!
Delicious idea! Handheld brownie sundae..with a “magic shell”…yum. My mouth is watering!!
Thanks so much Cindy! Hope you are having a great start to the week!
These look AMAZING! What a great idea. Way better than a plain ole ice cream sandwich.
Thanks so much Natalie! And I agree, way better than an old fashioned ice cream sandwich. Although those are pretty awesome also, haha 🙂
So excited to learn how to make magic shell! I’ll have to try these for my husband’s firemen. I’m sure they would love them
Oh yea! Your husband’s firemen would love these I’m sure 🙂 And I was super excited about the magic shell too! So easy to make and it works so well!
Oh yea! Your husband’s firemen would totally love these! And I was super excited to learn about the magic shell also.. so easy to make and it comes out so well!
Wonderful idea to whip up a quick dessert like this. They look store bought! Wish I was coming to your Super Bowl party to taste one of these.
Haha come on over Helen! It’s just a quick (okay, probably not so quick) plane ride away!
Kristin Wheeler (
Yummy dessert for Game Day! #client
Whoa Chris, that is some serious dessert. Definitely worth of Big Game Day (Go Broncos! btw)
PS I’m so psyched that there’s another dude in the food blogosphere! YAY!
Thanks so much Mike, and yes, I’m with you… it’s so awesome to meet other dudes in the food blogsphere! We are few but we are mighty, haha!
I’m in awe that you made homemade Klondike bars!! Imagine the possibilities with flavor combos 😀
You are so right, Carla! The flavor combos are totally endless… I’ll be having fun experimenting with different flavors in the very near future : )
This is such a brilliant idea! I love how it’s no utensils required. Perfect game food! And your photos are gorgeous!
Thanks so much Allie… much appreciated!
I love the way you think!! I’m seriously speechless, which doesn’t happen often. All I can say is that I need these sundae bars in my life!!! Pinned. 🙂
Haha, speechless?! Wow! Thanks so much Tina!
Pretty much in love with the idea of a sundae brownie bar. Whats better than a brownie? A sundae inside!
Haha, agreed Pamela!
Are you serious?? These bars are like to good to be true! I am loving the chocolate coating and the gooey inside. I can’t wait to try this for the hubby!
Thanks Layla! Your husband will definitely be a fan… my wife sure is! She brought them to her church community group the other night and were eagerly consumed 🙂
Chris can’t wait to make these!! Where can I purchase coconut oil? They look so good….
You’ll love them Carol! I get mine at Trader Joe’s, but I’ve seen it at most food stores around me. It’s becoming pretty mainstream at this point.
Oh my goodness – what a great idea! I love klondike bars, but have never thought of making my own!! These look simple and delicious! I can’t wait to try (even if the super bowl is over!)
Sarah & Arkadi
great looking bars! dangerous, cus i can totally eat a bunch of them in one sitting!
jenny at dapperhouse
This is such a luxurious treat that I can not WAIT to make it for my friends! Beautiful recipe. #client
Oh my, I’m SO sad I missed these for Sunday. Well, I know what I’m having at my Oscar party!
Hahaha, eh they are good anytime! For an Oscar party is would be totally cool to find some sort of gold dust or gold leaf to press into the magic shell. That would look sweet!
OMG Chris…these look so good! Klondike bars bring back such fun childhood memories and I just love this homemade version. I’ll be featuring them tonight at Saturday Night Fever!
Thanks Cathy! So honored to be featured at your link party!
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