Winter is the best time for tasty treats. There's a chill in the air, you're spending more time inside, and the season's myriad holiday gatherings provide the best opportunity for testing out new recipes. Here are four that we've been obsessing over this season:
Half Baked Ice Cream Bars
Everybody loves Half Baked (okay, maybe not everybody, but just about). Here's a fun spin on the pinted classic: Half Baked Bars. Layers of cookie dough, brownie and ice cream come together in perfect harmony. Wrap them individually and keep them in the freezer for an impromptu dessert treat, or bring them to your next party to share with friends. But be warned: they won't last long! Recipe here.
Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
It's not often that we find a way to incorporate ice cream into a breakfast recipe. If your'e a lover of the complex, the chaotic and the messy, this recipe is for you. Peanut butter, banana, bacon and Triple Caramel Chunk ice cream, all sandwiched between slices of French toast and drizzled with maple syrup – it's a breakfast masterpiece fit for a lazy winter morning. Recipe here.
S'mores Ice Cream Cake
S'mores are the essence of summer – and a perfect way to disrupt the humdrum monotony of dry cookies and lackluster cakes. Even in the dead of winter, you can bring a little sunshine to your next gathering with this S'mores Ice Cream Cake. It's a fresh spin on an old classic, no campfire required. Recipe here.
Hot Chocolate with a Scoop
Nothing screams winter quite like hot chocolate. It's the perfect companion for curling up on the couch with a good book, or hunkering down in a snowstorm with that special somebody. Smooth, sweet and comforting, it's always there for you when you need it most (much like your special somebody). Add a scoop of your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor to up the ante and make this winter treat even better. Recipe here.