Here is an easy dessert i have made watching the niece and nephews:

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Two classic favorites — ice cream and cupcakes — combine to make the ultimate dessert. Pair chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate cupcakes; top it off with tangy raspberry jam and chopped pecans.

~Ingredients
6 purchased or homemade unfrosted chocolate cupcakes
2 to 3 cups chocolate chip ice cream
1 10-oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

~Directions
1. Remove papers, if present, and slice cupcakes in half horizontally. Place cupcakes on a tray or baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Cover with waxed paper; freeze for 1 hour. Line another tray or shallow baking pan with waxed paper. Using a miniature ice cream scoop (#60, about 2 teaspoons), place 18 to 24 scoops of ice cream on prepared tray. Cover with waxed paper; cover and freeze for 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine chopped cherries, pecans and jam.
3. For each serving, place cupcake bottom in a dessert dish. Top with 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream. Top with cherry mixture, cupcake top and remaining scoops of ice cream. Makes 6 servings

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