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Peanut Ice Cream Delight

 Peanut Ice Cream Delight
A cookie crust topped with ice cream, peanuts and homemade caramel and chocolate sauceā€¦no wonder this dessert was such a hit at my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + freezing


  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom
  • and up the sides of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread ice
  • cream over crust; sprinkle with peanuts. Cover and freeze for at
  • least 1 hour.
  • For caramel sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar,
  • cream and butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool. Drizzle over peanuts.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour.

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Peanut Ice Cream Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For chocolate sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate
  • chips and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted and
  • smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring
  • frequently. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool.
  • Drizzle over dessert. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 752 calories, 47 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 78 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.