Butter Pecan Crunch Recipe
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Butter Pecan Crunch Recipe

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My mother first tasted this frozen treat decades ago. It's easy but elegant. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 quart butter pecan ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 273 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein


  1. Combine cracker crumbs and butter; press into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in ice cream and whipped topping. Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with candy.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Butter Pecan Crunch in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p67

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"I was disappointed with this recipe. It was okay but in no way outstanding. I made it for a dinner group and although everyone ate it and liked it okay, no rave reviews. I agree with the reviewer who says alot of work to just make over ice cream. The ice cream by itself tastes better, although the added Heath bar chips are great."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"The time it take to make over ice cream was time wasted."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"This is a great 'no brainier,' kids of all ages will love this for 'afters.'"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"We have enjoyed this dessert for years. One difference in our recipe is that we use 50-55 Ritz crackers instead of graham crackers. The saltiness of the crust goes well with the sweetness of the filling. I keep it in the refrigerator after it is completed."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"****Please note*****

This should read remove from freezer 20 minutes, not remove from refrigerator 20 minutes."

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