Sunday, March 3, 2013
Buster Bar Dessert
Watching the weather this morning I seen we're in for another 6-10 inches of snow in the next two days. I'm going to grab another piece of this dessert and pretend I'm sitting outside on our patio in the middle of June.
This recipe comes from a cookbook my aunt gave me at my bridal shower 7 years ago. It's one of those community cookbooks filled with tons of great family recipes. Buster bars are fairly popular item are our local Dairy Queen, they're basically an ice cream bar filled with peanuts and hot fudge. So really, what's not to love?
I made up a pan of this on Friday and sent home a couple of containers with my sister-in-law. It makes a 9x13 size pan so it's perfect to take along to any sort of potluck or gathering. Since it will keep for awhile in the freezer it's also perfect to take out a few slices here and there to enjoy. The hubby isn't a big chocolate fan but even he didn't have a problem putting this away. This will definitely be a great make-ahead dessert come summertime, but for now I'll just enjoy my portion and hope for warmer weather soon.
Buster Bar Dessert
1 package Oreos,, crushed
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
8 oz. tub whipped topping, thawed
8 oz dry roasted peanuts
16 oz. jar hot fudge sauce
Mix crushed Oreos and melted butter together in a medium bowl, press out into a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan. Mixture will be sticky, adding a little water to your fingers will help in pressing out the crumbs. Stick in freezer. Meanwhile in a large bowl mix together vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. Some spots might be lumpy and that's okay, overall it should mix together easily and be pretty smooth. Remove crust from freezer and spread ice cream filling over top. Add half of the dry roasted peanuts over the ice cream, press down into filling.
Place back in freezer for at least 1-2 hours. Warm hot fudge and spread over ice cream. Top with remaining peanuts and freeze for several hours or overnight if possible. Remove from freezer about 5-10 mins before serving.