Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
An edible bowl....great for kids to make and eat.
- 1⁄3 cup softened margarine
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups corn flakes
- Grease insides of 4 bowls and set aside.
- On medium heat, heat all but cornflakes until melted and smooth.
- Pour over cornflakes and mix until well coated.
- Divide among bowls and press firmly against bottom and sides.
- Cool completely.
- Remove from bowls, place on serving plate and fill with ice cream.
This just didn't turn out the way I expected. I used 4 oversized glass cereal bowls and coated the insides with butter-flavored non-stick spray. The mixture with the corn flakes was pretty difficult to work with- at first I thought I had way too much, but it required an awful lot of it to get the bottom of the bowls built up enough to hold the shape and be leak-proof (so the ice cream would not drip through)- for two of them I resorted to mashing and crunching the corn flakes down into a compact layer- which was still really really thick. I think the texture and shape of the cornflakes made it so difficult. The bowls didn't set up properly after 6 hours of cooling time- they held their shape when inverted and carefully turned right side up, but the first time a spoon touched the sides or bottom the entire bowl broke apart, creating quite a mess with half-eaten and softened ice cream. The taste of the mixture was great- we ended up crumbling bowls over the top of our ice cream that night. Since we still had 3 bowls left over (1 bowl was more than sufficient for topping 2 servings of ice cream...as written each crunch bowl is 1 1/4 cups of cereal and 3/4 cup marshmallows!), we layered the crumbled mixture and scoops of ice cream in a 9x13 glass cassarole, topping it with mini chocolate chips and drizzling it with caramel topping, and freezing it. And let me tell you, THAT was good! Made a great presentation and had wonderful crunch layers all the way through. Whatever the reason, the bowls didn't work for us---but I am keeping this recipe to use it in the cassarole dish again. Thanks for posting!
What a fantastic idea! Will definitely be trying this in the summer when all the family comes over! Thanks for posting!