Nutty Cookies & Cream Dessert Recipe
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Nutty Cookies & Cream Dessert Recipe

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Flavors of hot fudge, caramel, chocolate cookies and ice cream all combine in every mouthful of this fabulous frozen dessert. No matter how big the meal, folks will find room for this treat! —Cheryl Melerski, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon cookies and cream ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 2/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 559 calories, 31g fat (13g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; set aside 1 cup. Press remaining crumbs into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Spread with ice cream. Layer with peanuts, ice cream toppings and whipped topping; sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and freeze until firm.
  2. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Cookies & Cream Dessert in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p33

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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14kirk User ID: 3941272 264736
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"Have been making this for years, with a couple of changes. Can cut calories by eliminating the melted butter. Just press the crushed cookies into the pan. Top with any flavour of ice cream, with nuts being optional. Great dessert for a crowd."

[email protected] User ID: 1716555 176173
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"This was amazing!!! Reminds me of a frozen Ice cream snicker bar."

ChosenbyJesus User ID: 5977385 159900
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"Excellent dish, easy to make but expensive to make."

joswan User ID: 3792587 105228
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Big hit. Tastes like DQ Peanut Buster Parfait."

donnawolf User ID: 984732 93374
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"couldn't believe how many people asked me for the recipe for this, easy, makes a large amount of dessert and tasty! Kudos!"

blb9 User ID: 1851834 174574
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"i've made this dessert several times and it's always a big hit. one of the most requested by my coworkers"

[email protected] User ID: 4141310 93373
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"My son-in-law went crazy for this recipe! He said it was the best ever and would I make it for his birthday? Of course I will, because I'll get to eat it again also :-)"

buddy89 User ID: 2052288 173030
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"Made this recipe. easy to make and Delicious. Daughter In Law stated that this was the best dessert I ever made."

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