• 8 slices white bread
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam, plus more for serving
  • 16 ounces vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanut butter cookies
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Make 4 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Flatten with a rolling pin and slice in half.
  2. Scoop 4-ounce balls of ice cream. Wrap in 2 sandwich halves (like a baseball) and return to the freezer for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  3. Remove from freezer, dredge in egg and then in peanut butter cookie crumbles. Deep-fry at 375 degrees until golden brown.
  4. Drizzle with warmed strawberry jam.