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Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte

 Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte
This delectable dessert layers my favorite ice cream (chocolate) and my husband's favorite (butter pecan) on a shortbread crust, along with chocolate candy pieces, toasted pecans and caramel topping. It never fails to impress our guests. -Kelly Arvay Barberton, Ohio
16-20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened

Directions

  • For caramel sauce, heat caramel topping and candy bars in a microwave
  • on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until candy bars are melted, stirring
  • every 30 seconds. Cool.
  • Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased
  • 10-in. springform pan. Chop 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Spoon half of the butter pecan ice cream over crust. Drizzle with 2
  • tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.
  • Spread with half of the chocolate ice cream. Drizzle with 2
  • tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.
  • Spoon remaining butter pecan ice cream around edge of pan; spread
  • remaining chocolate ice cream in center of pan. Cover and freeze
  • overnight. Refrigerate remaining caramel sauce.

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Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of
  • pan. Reheat caramel sauce. Garnish torte with remaining pecan
  • halves; drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce. Serve with
  • remaining caramel sauce.
  • Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 403 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
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