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Crunchy Ice Cream Dessert

I like to start my meal prep with dessert. I sandwich vanilla ice cream with layers of cereal, peanuts and coconut. Then I put it in the freezer until it’s ready to serve!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12-15 servings


  • 2 cups crushed Rice Chex
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the cereal, brown sugar, peanuts and coconut. Drizzle with butter; stir until combined.
  • Press half of the mixture into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cut ice cream into 3/4-in.-thick slices; arrange evenly over crust. Top with remaining crumb mixture; press down lightly. Cover and freeze until serving.
Editor's Note: Purchase a rectangular-shaped package of ice cream for the easiest cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 286 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • dkrygeris
    Jun 21, 2013

    I made this with chocolate moose tracks ice cream. Everyone loved it! So easy and good! Gluten-free too!

  • cee-jay
    Aug 21, 2011

    I had this last night at a friends house and it was very good. She made it with Butter Pecan ice cream and pecans. When I make it, I'll use light margarine instead of butter to save a few calories.

  • kathyartois
    Jun 27, 2009

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