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Jun132011

Mini Chocolate Peanut-Butter Icebox Cakes

Yup.  It's official.  It's summertime. 

Ok, well we know not officially official summertime, all that equinox business has yet to happen, but to us?  Summer.  Summertime summer summery summer.

Here's how we know. When it's summertime, the Blue-Eyed Bakers tend to do a lot less...well...baking.  Right.  You heard us. Bakers who don't really bake.

When it's 90 degrees outside, yet somehow 105 degrees in your kitchen (seriously, how?), a lot less baking occurs and a lot more, well, assembling.  Sure, that sounds good.  The Blue-Eyed Assemblers.

Yeah not so much of a ring to that is there?  But really, bakers, assemblers, who really cares when the end result is a mini icebox cake?

Right?  We know.  No one cares.  You're all "stop talking about the dang summer and gimme that baby cake."

What's not to love about a personal sized icebox cake?

Did we mention there's peanut butter?  Um and whipped cream?  And chocolate cookies?

Aaaaaand that they take approximately 11 minutes to make??  There's a pesky little waiting period (agony!) for them to chill and get all icebox-y delicious, but they're so worth it.

Like we said.  What's not to love?

So go on cookies, Blue-Eyed Bakers (Assemblers) summertime has officially (unofficially) begun.

Mini Chocolate Peanut-Butter Icebox Cakes
Makes 8 cakes
Adapted from Martha Stewart

Print Recipe

2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 box (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies

In the bowl of an elextric mixer fitted with the whisk attacjment, whip 1 1/2 cups cream with sugar until soft peaks form.  In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and 1/2 cup cream and whisk to combine. Add peanut butter mixture to whipped cream and gently fold in until completely incorporated.

Spread 1 teaspoon of cream onto the top of a wafer cookie and repeat, stacking 5 cookies together with a layer of cream between each one.  Cover outside of cookie stack with cream. 

Refrigerate cakes at least 8 hours before serving.

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Reader Comments (15)

These look AMAZING!! I love recipes that don't require the oven in the summer, but still satisfy my sweet tooth. I can't wait to try these!! Have a great week girls :-)

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea @ Vegvacious

This is so perfect for the hot summer weather we have had! My kitchen also is like a boiler room!

Love anything mini... mostly because it means eating more! ;)

These look soooo good. I have bookmarked some 10 things on your blog to try next week.

Why would you do this to me? A super fast, miniature, peanut butter & chocolate dessert??!? That I don't have to turn the oven on to make??? I think this makes y'all enablers. I might eat only these for the rest of the summer.

What a delightful treat! I can't wait to try it out.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterR.Grace

Can't wait to try this!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

Hi Katy & Abby - I just found your blog and am SO glad that I did! All of your recipes look divine - can't wait to try them!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I adore ice box cake but have never thought to mak ethem mini~ I love it! I am making these tomorrow. Yum!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie@Cozydelicioua

Oooh, these are so cute! I adore foods that are "mini." It's funny because I actually make something like this with the kids I babysit. We dye white frosting all the colors of the rainbow and use it to ice stacks of oreo cookies- "oreo cookie cakes." So fun!

Peanut butter and chocolate is like match made in heaven!

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Adriennely

I just stumbled upon this and it looks delicious! It's so easy to make too. It's definitely a keeper for those busy days. :)

http://simplysweetboston.blogspot.com/

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeysa

That sound you hear? That's my willpower begging for mercy.

Those look so good! Blast this diet.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Just stumbled upon this and think it looks yum! I agree that in the australian summertime assembly is much better than baking. Can I just ask what those tiny little balls are on top??

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteddy bear

Those are just little white sprinkles! We loved their little ball shape - so we just had to put them on something. They're not necessary at all though of course!

October 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

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