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Frozen Chocolate Crunch

 Frozen Chocolate Crunch
An original recipe of mine, this cool and crunchy concoction has won prizes in a couple of recipe contests. Everyone agrees the fun mix of chocolate, crushed cookies, whipping cream and nuts makes a tempting alternative to ice cream.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours + freezing

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 12 cookies)
  • 1 cup chopped walntus
  • Additional chopped walnuts and crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, optional

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and corn syrup; stir until
  • smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup cream. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until cool.
  • Stir in crushed cookies and walnuts. In a small bowl, beat remaining
  • cream until stiff peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture. Spread
  • into a 9-in. square dish. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours or until
  • firm. Sprinkle with additional walnuts and crushed cookies if
  • desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 264 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.