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Homemade Dilly Bars

Homemade Dilly Bars

Who knew the Red River Valley of Minnesota was known for inventing Dilly Bar in 1955?! Specifically at Dairy Queen in Moorhead, MN.

The Dilly Bar, a beloved chocolate-dipped ice cream puck-on-a-stick. The candy coating dips comes in cherry and butterscotch flavors too. 

To make your own dilly bars, you’ll simply need vanilla ice cream, a pie pan, baking chips and a few tongue depressors.

Spoon ice cream into mini pie pans and let harden. Wait 1 hour or until ice cream is firm & hard, then pop out of tins. Insert tongue depressor into the side of the ice cream. Place discs of ice on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for another hour.

The amount of baking chips you need depends on size & quantity you are making. Separate chips into bowls. Melt chips, by putting them in a microwave for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until smooth.

Spread a thin layer of melted chips on parachment paper and put the ice cream bar on top. Work fast and simply pour the melted chips on the bar until it’s covered and rush frantically place the bars back into the freezer.  If you want to add the classic dilly bar swirl, now’s the time to do it- just take a spoonful of the melted chips and pour into a swirl shape.

Enjoy this classic Minnesotan ice cream treat!



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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