Walnut Ice Cream Bonbons

Walnut Ice Cream Bonbons

Nothing says summer like ice cream and these walnut ice cream bonbons are a perfect treat that is sure to make kids and adults alike smile.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of ice cream
  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • 1 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scoop 12 small round balls of ice cream with a melon baller or spoon and insert a lollipop stick into the center. Freeze at least ½ hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine walnuts, maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon, stirring well to coat.
  4. Pour mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spreading onto one layer. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once in between, until light golden brown. Let cool.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for three 30 second increments or on a double boiler, stirring in between. Dip one ice cream lollipop in chocolate, gently shaking off excess and quickly roll bottom into walnut mixture. Place back into freezer until ready to serve. Repeat steps with remaining bonbons.

Tip: Lollipop sticks can be purchased at bulk stores.