These delicious peanut butter fudgey cookies, covered in creamy vanilla ice cream, and topped with hot fudge sauce are perfect for family game nights, and are actually healthier than they look!
Mr. EZPZ and I go on regular date nights, every week in fact (read about it here), and this week I learned something astounding from our babysitter. Now, our babysitter is a sweet teenage boy, so you might be asking yourself what a sweet teenage boy had to teach me, and I will tell you.
It is time to move into this century. Wha…? Okay, so in many ways I am fully moved in, dust balls collecting under the furniture, kind of moved in. But in other ways, not so much. And one of those is when it comes to digital games.
We love playing games as a family. LOVE it! And I am a traditionalist in this regard. I like board games. With actual boards, little plastic pieces, dice, etc. But my kids…well they like electronics. Not in that unhealthy, horrible, glued to the screen all day kind of way. But more like in the normal, it is 2015, and digital games are portable, easy, and oh so nice, kind of way.
So anyway, the babysitter comes over, and my kids are super excited, and they turn on the television, and start playing games together. It was so cute, and they were all still talking, socializing, and strategizing, all those things I thought might be lost if we went digital.
See, I don’t even have games on my cell phone. So I am clueless, but then I found out you could even play games like Monopoly on the Xbox. It doesn’t have to be those shoot ‘em up, black ops, type games. You could play actual games, just in an electronic version. So cool! Okay, I will take my old lady card and turn in the hip mom card now because clearly I need to!
I am just pretty excited about this because I have so many fun memories of playing Monopoly with my family growing up. And my husband loves it so much that we often buy him the various versions. We just got him the Mario Kart version this year! So the fact that I can hop on the video gaming system, and go to the Hasbro Game Channel, and download the game! Amazing. My kids who want electronics are satisfied, and me who craves tradition and passing on my fun memories of playing Monopoly is satisfied. Total win all around.
So here’s what you should know: The Hasbro Game Channel offers family game entertainment on leading consoles, featuring games based on Hasbro’s most popular brands, including MONOPOLY, RISK and TRIVIAL PURSUIT. This is new! The Hasbro Game Channel will be available to download on Xbox One, video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. All games will also be available for download individually on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. I went with MONOPOLY Plus, which has the original 2D MONOPOLY board as well as a colorful and lively animated 3D version that evolves as you progress in the game. You can set ‘House Rules’ to customize gameplay, and have up to six players, so that rocks!
Basically another win. But let’s go for the trifecta, and enjoy our family game night with ice cream cookie sundaes. A win by itself, but even better because this is a healthier version!
These cookies do not have flour, do not have butter, and do not have oil. Plus only a little bit of sugar, so they are awesome, but still fudgey and yummy, and perfect with ice cream and fudge sauce!
(Healthier) Ice Cream Cookie Sundaes
- Vanilla ice cream
- Hot fudge sauce
Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Almond Butter
- 2 Tbs honey
- 4 Tbs dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- Chocolate chips milk chocolate or semi-sweet
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together peanut butter, chocolate almond butter, honey, and brown sugar
- Add in vanilla, pinch of salt, and baking soda
- Beat in an egg
- Stir in quick oats
- Form into 3/4 inch balls and put on a non-stick baking mat or non-stick sprayed cookie sheet and press flat
- Bake 7-9 minutes until no longer jiggly, but not burnt. Be careful, it can burn quickly, so base cooking time off your oven, and check at about 6 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let cool for 3-5 minutes, then move to cooling rack and let cool completely
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream over top the cookie and drizzled on hot fudge sauce!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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