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

Ingredients

  • 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 equals 273 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Butter Pecan Crunch

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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."

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

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

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

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

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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."

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

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

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