Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Big thanks and hugs to Rodelle for sponsoring this post.

Welcome to the year of cookie dough!

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Wait.  No.  Welcome to the year of whatever you want it to be.  Yay for being an adult and getting to do what you want. 

Andrew was making me an Excel spreadsheet to use for the blog to keep track of things and I said, “the great thing about being an adult is that I’ve decided to never use Excel again.”  Gah I hate Excel.  It never works as easily as I want it to AND nothing I ever make in Excel is pretty.  I need color! Not a black and white spreadsheet.  But then Andrew added this graph thing and it’s really cool and now I’m conflicted because I really wanna use it, but I don’t want to break my vow to never use Excel.  Sigh.  What to do, what to do. 

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So cookie dough banana ice cream sandwiches. That is what to do.  Yes, I know banana ice cream is not ice cream and I’m in no way trying to replace ice cream, since ice cream is a delicious food that ain’t got no time for impersonators.  But banana ice cream is a fun treat to switch up your routine a bit. 

If you’d rather fill these cookie dough sandwiches with ice cream…DO IT.  I won’t stop you.  If you’d rather fill these cookie dough sandwiches with cookie dough ice cream…REALLY DO IT.  I’ll even join you for that one.

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For the cookie dough part you blend together peanut butter, Rodelle’s Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract…oh and learning opportunity, Rodelle’s extracts are all sugar-free AND they do offer alcohol-free vanilla extract if you need it.  So whip together peanut butter, vanilla extract, sugar, flour and…beans.

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I know the beans in dessert situation is old news, but if you’re still hesitant to try let me tell you about my little experiment to determine if these tasted like beans.  The consensus from my taste testers is that if you know there are beans in the cookie dough, you can taste it.  However, if you don’t know there are beans in the cookie dough, you can’t taste it.  So you be the judge.  I for one would be a terrible judge, because 1) I just want everyone to be happy and 2) I want to avoid confrontation at all costs.  So I’ll stick to recipe making.

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Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: loaf pan worth of cookie dough sandwiches

Total Time: 25 minute prep + 2 hour chill time


1, 15-oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 teaspoon Rodelle's Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
scant 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sprinkles or chocolate chips, optional
3 medium frozen bananas


In a food processor, combine all ingredients (except bananas and sprinkles/chocolate chips) until a dough forms.  Scoop into a bowl and stir in sprinkles/chocolate chips.  Press half of batter into 1/2 of an 8x8 dish (or loaf pan) lined with wax paper.  It's easier to handle the batter if you wet your hands.  Clean out your food processor and then blend frozen bananas until smooth.  You may need to add 1 tablespoon of milk to get the frozen bananas to turn smooth and creamy.  Scoop banana ice cream over cookie dough.  With remaining batter, press cookie dough into a flat rectangle and place over the banana ice cream.  Freeze until hard, at least 2 hours.  Slice and serve.

I cut mine into little bite-sized ice cream sandwiches.  So cute.  I know.

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  1. I don’t care what anyone says, Im still on board with the beans in desserts and the banana ice cream!  I cannot get enough of both of them!  I never taste the beans, they make a wonderful replacement to flour!

  2. Very much on board with beans in cookie form..especially when they are this cute!

  3. Yummy. May try today!

  4. Bring on the beans!!! These look absolutely amazing!!!

  5. AH :| so so good! I think these will be made for a hot night over here 

  6. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! 

    Sneaky bean desserts are great– and I’ve yet to have someone guess they were there until I’ve told them. :)

  7. OMG! These sound incredible!

  8. Cookie dough ice cream sandwiches? I’m liking that idea. Even better that they’re made with so many healthy ingredients! :)

  9. Beans in dessert don’t phase me. I’m just amazed at all the things we can do with them. These look especially delicious :)

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  11. Isn’t every year the year of cookie dough? Yes please. These look amazing and I never would have guessed they were made with chickpeas. Thank goodness you have a husband who can do Excel-y things for you :)

  12. This is my first time to your site and I was so excited to make these. My brother-in-law is so picky about desserts (they have to be frozen and he doesn’t like chocolate among other things). He loves bananas so I thought this was perfect. Unfortunately, they turned out pretty bad. I am a seasoned cook and followed the recipe exactly. I questioned several things along the way but went with it hoping I would be proven wrong. The “cookie dough” tasted like straight uncooked flour of which seems obvious. The baking soda is not needed since you don’t bake these at all and gives off a bad taste. I’m all for healthy desserts but the amount of sugar in this was wayyyyyy too low. Basically, these had no taste at all and I honestly had to throw them out. I hope I did something wrong but, being pretty sure that I didn’t, the recipe would need to be tweaked a lot to make it edible. I’m sorry for the negative comment. Your site is adorable and I’m sure your other recipes are amazing. I’m hoping this comment is at least helpful to some other readers.

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  15. These look great! My only complaint is that flour should never be eaten raw. Most people know that raw cookie dough shouldn’t be eaten because of the raw egg, but not everyone knows that raw flour is usually the culprit making people sick,  not salmonella from the eggs. You can toast your flour in the oven at 350 for about 6 minutes, and that will be enough to kill the bacteria off! Again, not all flour contains the bacteria that makes people sick, but it’s more likely to make you sick than raw eggs. I think if I make this, I might use oat or almond flour as my “flour”. Thanks for sharing!

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