My husband has an amazing memory. He doesn’t forget much. He especially doesn’t forget when he’s eaten something delicious. We laugh about it, but at the most random moments he’ll remember that one time when his mom made a pepperoni meatloaf that he liked, or when his high school friend’s mom made a specific kind of cookie that they’d always have before basketball games. We’ve been married for five years, and there are still times when he’ll recall random recipes he’s had that he wants me to recreate that I’ve never heard him mention before. Most of the time I’m happy to oblige because he also happens to be a picky eater and likes to eat the same things all the time. So when he suggests a new recipe, I get pretty excited.
Lucky for him, most of his random recipe recollections are almost always delicious, and this one is no exception. The other night we were headed over to some friends’ house and in charge of bringing dessert. As we ransacked our minds about what to bring, this one popped into his head. I’d had it once before and agreed it would be perfect. If you’re a fan of ice cream cakes, then this will be right up your alley. I added caramel to the original recipe to make it taste like a Snickers ice cream cake!
Snickers Bar Ice Cream Dessert
-1 package Oreos
-1/2 cup melted butter
-caramel (the kind used for topping ice cream – I use the Hershey’s brand)
Ice Cream Layer:
-1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream (square container is the easiest to work with)
-1 cup salted peanuts
-2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-2/3 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 cup butter
-1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Crush 1 package of Oreos and mix in melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Freeze. Add a layer of caramel. Freeze.
2. Create an ice cream layer on top of the Oreo layer by cutting the ice cream into equal sized squares and piecing them together in the pan. Smooth out with a spoon until you have one uniformed layer. Press salted peanuts into ice cream layer. Add another layer of caramel. Freeze.
3. Topping: For about 8 minutes, gently boil the chocolate chips, powdered sugar, butter and evaporated milk together. After boiling, stir in 1 tsp. vanilla. Let chocolate cool and pour over ice cream layer. Freeze. After chocolate layer is frozen, cut into squares and serve!
Recommendations: In order for this recipe to turn out, you NEED to allow enough time for each layer to freeze.
This would also be a great alternative to serve for a birthday party if you don’t want to fork out the big bucks to buy a professional ice cream cake!
The next time your man suggests a recipe to try, take him up on it! It may just turn out to be one of the most delicious choices ever!
From my kitchen to yours…ENJOY!