This delicious dessert is sure to satisfy the young and the young at heart! Makes about 20.


  • 1litre vanilla ice cream

  • 300 g dark chocolate chopped

  • 200 g salted peanuts, roughly chopped

  • Himalayan salt or sea salt

  • For cookies:

  • 230 g plain flour

  • 190 g rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 225 ml milk

  • 125 g natural yoghurt

  • 260 g smooth peanut butter

  • 60 g unsalted butter

  • 150 g brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon salt flakes

  • 2 extra-large eggs

  • Chopped salted peanuts, to decorate


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 175°C fan-forced (195°C conventional). Line two baking trays with baking paper.

  • 2.

    To make the cookies, add the flour, oats, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda to a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb.

  • 3.

    Combine the milk and yoghurt in a bowl or jug.

  • 4.

    Add the peanut butter, butter, sugar and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer and cream with the paddle attachment for 5 minutes on high speed. Add one egg, followed by the other once the first is fully incorporated. Add half the flour and oat crumbs and combine on low speed. Gradually add the milk and yoghurt mixture until incorporated. Add the remaining flour and oat crumbs and mix until combined. Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a large, plain nozzle.

  • 5.

    Pipe dollops of batter about the size of a fifty-cent piece and about 2-cm thick on the prepared trays, leaving enough space between each and the lip of the tray to allow for spreading (you will probably need to do this in a couple of batches). Top with some chopped peanuts and bake for 13 minutes until lightly golden. Set aside to cool completely on wire racks. They will be soft and spongy.

  • 6.

    To make the ice cream sandwiches, add a small scoop of ice cream to the flat side of a biscuit, top with the flat side of another biscuit and firmly but carefully press the mu together until the ice cream is evenly spread to the edges. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to chill. Repeat for the remaining biscuits.

  • 7.

    Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl sitting in another bowl of tap-hot water.

  • 8.

    Roll the edges of the chilled sandwiches through the chopped peanuts to coat the exposed ice cream, and then dip one side of the biscuit into the chocolate. Sprinkle a little salt (if using) onto the chocolate and serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (24 servings)

  • Energy 343kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Sugar 20g
  • Sodium 235mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe by Karen Martini. To see Karen make this recipe, and many more, visit Better Homes and Gardens Live. For more information and tickets visit Karen’s new book, New Kitchen , is also out now.

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