I was reunited with an old flame earlier this week. I had forgotten just how much I loved our time together. It was sweet. It was naughty. It was hot and cold at the same time. I felt slightly guilty about it each time we met, but the guilt was soon washed away by the unbelievable satisfaction it gave me.
I’m talking about my old friend, the Bachelor Sundae.
What, you thought it was something more scandalous? Get your minds out of the gutter people!
The Bachelor Sundae was created many many years ago by one of my ex-boyfriends. It’s about the only positive thing to come out of that relationship. Basically, he was hungry for something sweet and decided to make a dessert out of ingredients he had lying around the house. In his case, being a bachelor, that meant ice cream, Pop Tarts and peanut butter. But oh what a combination!
I used to make these all the time when we were dating, and even for a while afterwards because it’s just so yummy. But then I got on a health kick and stopped buying Pop Tarts and this faded from my memory. For Mother’s Day I bought myself a box of those yummy chocolate toaster pastries and it just so happened we had ice cream too. The light bulb went off over my head and hence my blissful reunion with Mr. Sundae.
Fortunately, by the time I remembered this treat we only had 3 Pop Tarts left so I could only eat this 3 nights in a row. But believe you me, I did just that! And it was AMAZING! I practically needed a cigarette afterwards!
Here’s what ya do.
1) Put a Pop Tart in the toaster and toast.
It can be any kind of Pop Tart – remember, we’re using whatever you have lying around the house. I prefer chocolate ones but anything will do. If you don’t have Pop Tarts, use a cookie or graham cracker or something like that. Don’t toast the cookie though – that would be really messy.
Once it’s done, immediately spread peanut butter on it. You want the Pop Tart to still be warm so that the PB will be all ooey-gooey (yes, that’s a technical term).
Now all you have to do is scoop out your favorite ice cream! Again, I prefer something with chocolate in it but you can use whatever you have or love.
You can stop here if you want or add other garnish. I’ve put hot fudge on it before, chocolate chips, bananas, caramel, whipped cream, and strawberries (not all at the same time, though you could do that too – anything goes!!!).
Ta da! Behold – the Bachelor Sundae! I tell you, it’s to die for. The warm chocolate Pop Tart combined with the gooey PB and cold ice cream is the perfect combo. Warning – this is not for anyone on a diet! There is nothing low fat/low calorie/healthy about it – except that PB is good protein! But if you’re looking for a quick and easy treat, look no further!
My old flame is now once again a thing of the past. It was fun while it lasted. And now I must get back on the straight and narrow, and rendezvous with P90X…who will not be happy about Mr. Bachelor Sundae.
Be gentle Tony Horton, be gentle.
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