Try this tempting take on store-bought ice cream sandwiches that relies on convenient brownie and pudding mixes. The frosty hand-held treats have a sweet filling tucked between fudgy brownie layers. --Test Kitchen
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 package reduced-fat brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
- 2 cups cold fat-free milk
- 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3 tablespoons vanilla or white chips, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
- Line the bottom and sides of two 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans with parchment paper. Coat the paper with cooking spray. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; divide batter evenly between the pans.
- Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges just begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on wire racks.
- For mousse, in a bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of the pudding into the melted chips, then return all to the pudding. Fold in whipped topping.
- Cover two large cutting boards or inverted 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans with plastic wrap. Invert one pan of brownies onto prepared board or pan. Gently peel off the parchment paper. Spread the mousse to within 1/2 in. of edges. Carefully invert second brownie layer onto second board or pan. Gently peel off parchment paper, then place right side up over mousse filling.
- Cover and freeze for about 4 hours or until the filling is firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before cutting into sandwiches. Individually wrap leftover sandwiches; store in the freezer. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p31