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Chocolate Dessert Delight

 Chocolate Dessert Delight
Some of my friends refer to this unbelievably rich ice cream dessert as "death by chocolate"-before they ask for seconds! It's a yummy, festive, do-ahead treat.
16-20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 jar (11-3/4 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • Additional miniature chocolate chips and chopped walnuts

Directions

  • For crust, combine crumbs, butter, walnuts and sugar; press into an
  • ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10
  • minutes; cool completely.
  • Spread half of the ice cream over crust; spoon caramel and hot fudge
  • toppings over ice cream. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts;
  • freeze until firm. Spread with remaining ice cream over the top.

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Chocolate Dessert Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in sugar,
  • cocoa, vanilla and coffee granules. Pipe or spoon onto dessert.
  • Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips and walnuts. Return to
  • freezer until 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 443 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.