These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!
Back when I was in middle school, I had the opportunity to go to summer camp up in the North Carolina mountains. In hindsight, this was probably an excellent break for my parents…especially because my sister would go to a nearby girl’s camp at the same time. (Score one for parent staycation without the kids!) I enjoyed summer camp. Sure, I missed home. (I remember one year writing postcards back to my parents on the very first afternoon I arrived.) But I’d eventually settle in and enjoy my time up in the mountains, and I went back to that camp for 4 summers.
I learned a lot from going to summer camp. I learned how to give a proper handshake. Always use a firm grip. Always look the other person in the eye. I learned how to fill a water balloon with shaving cream. It’s easier than you might think. I learned how to use my jeans as a flotation device. I’ve never needed that skill, but I guess it’s still helpful to know. I learned campfire songs.
Every Sunday evening, we’d gather at a clearing on a wooded hillside overlooking the lake in the center of the camp. The camp director would start by telling a meaningful tale for us as young men. Then one of the counselors would grab a guitar, and we’d sing campfire songs. Classic campfire songs. Like John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads and James Taylor’s Carolina in My Mind and the Kingston Trio’s Charlie and the MTA.
I just spent the last 45 minutes listening to YouTube versions of these songs and reminiscing about those days in the North Carolina mountains. It should come as no surprise that I’ve told Laura our next move needs to be to the mountains of North Carolina or eastern Tennessee. (I tell her this at least once a month.) And I’m certain that those days at camp play a big role in why I want to move back to that area. But I digress…
One of my other favorite memories about camp? Ice cream! Each afternoon, we could go to the canteen to get a candy bar or ice cream. I always picked the ice cream. More specifically, I always picked the ice cream cone that had been dipped in chocolate and then chopped peanuts. See, even as a kid I loved the salty + sweet combo in desserts!
A few weeks back, I made these awesome Taco Salad Bowls using Flatout flatbreads. (We’ve made taco salads for dinner at least twice since then, too…those bowls are delicious!) But as I was sprinkling the taco seasoning mix on the flatbreads, I wondered what would happen if I used a cinnamon sugar mixture and made ice cream bowls instead. I was tempted to give it a shot, but those would have been the biggest ice cream bowls ever! (Not that I’m complaining or anything…) But then I saw this video from Flatout.
On a side note, I’m loving using Flatout flatbreads in creative ways lately. First the Taco Salad Bowls and now these Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones. Add in there the lunchtime wraps and grilled flatbread pizzas, and I can imagine a meal plan using Flatout wraps for every meal of the day…including dessert. Challenge accepted!
This Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!