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
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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 equals 572 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g 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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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

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

Reviewed May. 8, 2011

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

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

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

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!"

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"

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