Adam Richman’s Broken-Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here’s a great dessert recipe perfect for the day after Halloween or any party where you’ll have a ton of candy on hand. Man vs. Food’s Adam Richman shares how to make a delicious ice cream sandwich using all your leftover candy! Learn to make Adam’s Broken-Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches, a recipe adapted from his cookbook Straight Up Tasty.

Broken-Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes 1 sandwich


1 whole Hershey’s Krackel or Nestle Crunch bar, or a 1.69-ounce bag of plain M&M’s
2 large chocolate chip cookies
1 large scoop vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
2 tablespoons hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) or Marshmallow Fluff, plus more as needed


1. Place candy in a resealable plastic bag and press to close. Place bag on a work surface and roll over bag with a rolling pin to break candy into small chunks. Alternatively, you can also place bag underneath a heavy cutting board and press down on board to achieve the same results. Pour broken candy bits onto a plate and set aside.

2. Place one cookie on a second plate, bottom-side up. Top with scoop of ice cream. Using a soup spoon or melon baller, cut out a small hole in the center of the scoop. It should look like a “doughnut” of ice cream.

3. Fill hole with hazelnut spread or Marshmallow Fluff and sandwich with remaining cookie, pressing down until ice cream is almost squeezing out the sides. Roll sides of ice cream sandwich in the broken candy until completely coated.

4. Wrap ice cream sandwich with plastic wrap and transfer to freezer until frozen, about 2 hours. Ice cream sandwiches can be made in advance and kept wrapped and frozen for up to 3 days.

Cook’s note: Candy, cookies, ice cream, and filling can be substituted with your favorite flavors. If you’re using candy bars like Snickers or anything that is soft, like caramel or nougat, you should pop the bar into the freezer first.

Pick up Adam Richman’s cookbook Straight Up Tasty on Amazon