Sweet Sandwiches for Breakfast, Snacks, and (Especially) Dessert
There is more to the sandwich than lunch. Sure, it's a simple solution when you need a meal that can be picked up easily and eaten without too much mess, but the concept of two slices of bread enclosing a filling works as well when we need a treat as when we need something for sustenance. Here we've gathered a delicious selection of dessert sandwiches, everything from French toast to crepes to nutella and banana pockets, seen here, to clever takes on the s'more and classic ice cream sandwiches.
Classic sandwich cookies like fancy macarons and tender whoopie pies are great, and we all know how well they go down with a glass of milk or cup of coffee, but since we believe the filling of a sandwich is as important what is used to sandwich it, we've compiled a set of sweet sandwiches that go beyond creamy frosting fillings. Most of these treats can be taken out for a spin to the park or on a picnic; some are perfect brunch fare. If you have less of a sweet tooth, and cheese with fruit is your dessert of choice, there are sandwiches for you, too.
Of course, an ice cream sandwich is the all-American summertime classic. Many of us grew up on Good Humor and Hood's paper-wrapped, ice cream sandwiches, the soft chocolate wafers sticking to the block of fluffy vanilla ice cream between them, eaten on the playground or in the school cafeteria. There are three versions to choose from here.
The beauty of a sandwich has always been that you give up any formalities; you don't have to sit down and make table talk, and you can forget about forks and knives. So, for a relaxed, sweet ending to any gathering, hand out a few extra napkins and share in the good times.
Banana-Nut French Toast
Coconut Crepes with Fresh Mangoes
Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Sandwich
Brownie-and-Peanut-Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Lemon-Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches
Here is an ice cream sandwich of understated sophistication, and a great all-round cookie layer to sandwich the flavors of your choice.
Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches
When you want to pull out all the stops, try this decadent, festive "Moon Pie." The homemade graham wafers are dipped in chocolate and peanuts before sandwiching a pillowy square of fresh marshmallow.
Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
To recreate the ice cream sandwich of your childhood you'll need this soft chocolate cookie. Once baked, it can be cut into any shape you like, but these heart shapes couldn't be sweeter.