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Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas

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Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas

Baked Alaska may be firmly planted in “pinkies-out” dessert territory, but it’s actually a pretty easy dessert to make. Really.

This dessert is a science experiment in delicious action: a chilled ice cream center perched atop a cookie or cake base is completely sealed in by a meringue mixture, which is toasted briefly in a very hot oven. Because the meringue fully coats and insulates the cold mixture, it can be served with a toasty, warm exterior which gives way to a still-chilled interior. To make matters more delectable, this version has a swirl of The Bee’s Knees swirled into the ice cream interior, as well as the cookie base. Peanut butter lovers will all scream for this ice cream dessert!

Prepare yourself for some serious compliments, because even though it’s easy to prepare (shh!), this recipe will make you seem like a kitchen wizard to your family and friends.

Note: Wetting your knife in hot water in between cuts makes the finished dessert easier to cut.

Prep time: 5 hours and 45 minutes (much of this is cooling time)
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Total time: 5 hours and 50 minutes
Yield: 6 mini Baked Alaskas

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas

Ingredients

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. The Bee's Knees peanut butter

About 2 cups vanilla ice cream (6 generous scoops), softened
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons The Bee’s Knees peanut butter, divided
3/4 cup crushed peanut butter cookies
4 egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Directions

1. Line a Texas-sized cupcake tin with 6 cupcake liners. Set to the side.

2. In a large bowl, combine the cookie crumbs with 2 tablespoons of The Bee’s Knees.

3. Place the ice cream in a large bowl, and mix with the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter. Stir as long as you’d like; less stirring will result in a ribbon throughout the ice cream, more stirring will make it more distributed. It’s your preference.

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas - Place the ice cream in a large bowl, and mix with the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter.

4. Place the ice cream in the freezer and let it firm for about 30 minutes, or until it holds its shape well when scooped.

5. Place a nice, round scoop of ice cream on top of each of the cookie crumb bases.

6. Place the entire tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours or even overnight. You want these babies to be frozen.

7. Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar for 2 minutes on medium high speed.

8. Increase the speed to high and add the sugar in a slow stream until stiff, but not dry peaks form.

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas - Increase the speed to high and add the sugar in a slow stream until stiff, but not dry peaks form.

9. Remove the ice cream stacks from the freezer and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet that will fit in your freezer. Cover each ice cream dome with the meringue covering completely and make swirly peaks with a spoon all over (think punk rock hairdo).

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas

10. Freeze again, right on the sheet, for 3 hours or overnight.

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas - Freeze again, right on the sheet, for 3 hours or overnight.

11. Heat the oven to 500°F.

12. Bake the baked Alaskas for 2-5 minutes, or until the peaks begin to turn golden.

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas - Bake the baked Alaskas for 2-5 minutes, or until the peaks begin to turn golden.

Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Or you can place it back in the freezer after the meringue bakes until you are ready to serve.

Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas - Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

What other unique desserts would you like to see us add peanut butter to?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of The Bee’s Knees, the peanut butter used in this recipe.

DETAILS:

– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, February 9nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 2/16/15 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one jar of The Bee’s Knees peanut butter. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.

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13 Responses to Mini Peanut Butter Baked Alaskas

  1. Sophia Jeng says:

    Floating islands (ile flottante). Maybe with a peanut butter creme anglaise?

  2. Kelli says:

    I’ve never seen a recipe for a peanut butter molten cake.

  3. Amy says:

    How about cream horns with peanut butter – either in the filling or in the dough?

  4. karen says:

    How about a peanut butter cheesecake with a peanut butter cookie crust?

  5. Amy C. says:

    I love scones, so I would love to see your PB used in that type of recipe. Thanks!

  6. Dandi D says:

    I like to see any kind of peanut butter cheesecake.

  7. Kit says:

    Peanut butter rugelach.

  8. Abby says:

    What about a peanut butter coffee cake?

  9. Jessica says:

    Peanut butter eclairs!

  10. Gaby says:

    Peanut butter chocolate dirt cake, with the crushed Oreos and gummy worms!

  11. Frank says:

    Tiramisu

  12. Amber says:

    Peanut butter brownies that really taste like PB some call for 1/4-1/2 cup and/or PB chips. Maybe call them Peanut Butter Bliss!

    BTW what day is 9nd – so curious?

  13. Jessica says:

    Valentine’s day peanut butter crème brulee? 🙂

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