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Chocolate Peanut Freeze

 Chocolate Peanut Freeze
This layered ice cream dessert tastes a lot like a popular candy bar. It is so easy to assemble...and both children and adults love it. The homemade chocolate-peanut topping is yummy! -Linda Rock Stratford, Wisconsin
15-18 ServingsPrep: 25 + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk, 1/2 cup
  • butter and chocolate chips. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Cook and stir for 8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Refrigerate
  • until cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, cover and process cookies
  • until finely crushed. In a large bowl, melt remaining butter; stir
  • in crushed cookies. Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate
  • until firm.
  • Spread ice cream over crust; freeze. Stir peanuts into chilled
  • chocolate mixture. Spread over ice cream. Cover and freeze for 3-4
  • hours or until firm. remove from the freezer 5 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 15-18 servings.