HomeBakingChocolate Ice Cream ‘Brookies’ There’s no need to choose between brownies and cookies – DW Fitness Clubs have combined the best of both worlds with these scrumptious ‘brookies.’ By cutting back the butter, it enables you to add in some natural peanut butter instead – which is a fantastic source of protein. The Greek yoghurt also makes a good alternative to cream. Not only is it low in saturated fats, it’s also a fantastic source of protein and calcium. Serves 6 Ingredients 30g of unsweetened cocoa powder 200g of dark chocolate (at least 70%) 100g of unsalted butter 100g of natural peanut butter 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of vanilla extracT 1 egg 1 tsp of salt 100g of sweetener 150g of wholegrain flour Icing sugar to dust For the chocolate ice cream filling: 1 banana 50ml of Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon of sweetener ½ tablespoon of honey 1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa powder Method: 1 Start by chopping your banana into even-sized chunks and place in the freezer for an hour to 90 minutes 2 Take out your banana chunks and put them into a food processor with your yoghurt, honey, sweetener and cocoa powder 3 Keep blending the mixture until it is smooth and creamy 4 Place the mixture back in the freezer for up to an hour to 90 minutes 5 While your ice cream is in the freezer it’s time to make your cookies. Melt your chocolate over a pan of hot water, and in a separate bowl, blend your cocoa powder, sweetener and butter together – make sure they’re well mixed 6 Then add in your vanilla extract, egg and salt and mix together. Gradually work your flour and baking powder into the mixture 7 Finally, add your melted chocolate and peanut butter. Whip into a smooth dough and add a splash of water if you need to loosen things up 8 Separate into equal portions on a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper and place in the oven at 180C for around 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them as you go – you want them to remain nice and squidgy but not under-baked! 9 Take your cookies out once baked and leave to cool 10 When you’re ready to serve simply scoop some ice-cream and squish between two cookies. Dust with a very fine layer of icing sugar and your ice-cream sandwich ‘brookies’ are good to go. Recipe courtesy of DW Fitness Clubs. See here for more.