Candy Bar Freezer Dessert Recipe
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Candy Bar Freezer Dessert Recipe

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In Hoskins, Nebraska, Melissa Heberer combines butter pecan ice cream and instant pudding to create this sweet frozen treat. A crushed Butterfinger candy bar adds crunch to the tasty topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups butter pecan ice cream, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 Butterfinger candy bar (2.1 ounces), chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 320 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs and butter. Pat three-fourths of the mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in ice cream until blended. Spread over crust. Spread whipped topping over pudding layer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine chopped candy bar and remaining crumb mixture; sprinkle over whipped topping. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Candy Bar Freezer Dessert in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p42

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 259431
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"What is not to cream and candy bars come together to make a delicious and easy dessert!"

randcbruns User ID: 828588 92009
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"This is such an amazing crowd pleasing dessert. The kids ALWAYS get seconds and thirds. The saltines really add a nice saltiness to the sweet crust!"

heavensgirl3 User ID: 7265816 52522
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"This is SOOOOOOO good. Will definitely make again. Very lite. My husband is not that much into deserts loved this. Will make it for his birthday."

ammertz User ID: 3763952 57264
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2009

"I just had to say... Yummy! I stored it in the refrigerator instead of the freezer because the ice cream got too hard."

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