Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

"My kids love this on a hot summer day. I have found it works well also to divide the chocolate fudge topping and use half in step 5 and the other in step 7. You may also add a jar of caramel topping if you desire."
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  • Cut one ice cream sandwich in half.
  • Place one whole and one half sandwich along a short side of an ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan.
  • Arrange eight sandwiches in opposite direction in the pan.
  • Spread with half of the whipped topping.
  • Spoon fudge topping by teaspoonfuls onto whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup peanuts.
  • Repeat layers with remaining ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping and peanuts.
  • Pan will be full.
  • Cover and freeze.
  • Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Can be frozen up to 2 months.

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  1. saucy4
    SO EASY!!! I added caramel and crushed up Butterfingers to the layers. It actually looked like I spent time on this dessert. :) Thanks so much!!
  2. cork1035
    Wow! It's a keeper! It's so yummy and super easy. I took it out of the freezer just as we all sat down to eat dinner and by the time we were ready for dessert about 1/2 hr later it was perfect. I used chopped pecans and I will try some other toppings next time, but our guests asked for the recipe. You know it's a hit when guests ask for the recipe. Someone suggested 1/2 caramel topping and 1/2 chocolate, that is a good suggestion to try too.
  3. CookinontheFly
    A wonderful, simple summer dessert! I used mini chocolate chips rather than the peanuts (but I think the peanuts would be delicious also--kind of like a drumstick). I also reversed the order of the filling ingredients between layers of ice cream sandwiches. I first spread the fudge sauce, then topped with the mini chocolate chips & the Cool Whip. (I didn't think the fudge sauce would spread over the Cool Whip very well.) I topped with a few extra mini chocolate chips so it looked pretty & wala a beautiful, delicious dessert that has a real "wow" factor. It looks like you went to an awful lot of work, when you just assemble it in minutes! Thanks for a great one!
  4. Vickie17
    I found this recipe in the quick cooking magazine, when I made it the kids at my son's birthday party could not get enough of it, they kept coming back for more! It was a wonderful and easy recipe!!!
  5. Merlot
    This dessert looks and tastes like a very complicated dessert to make! My guests couldn't believe when I told them how easy it was. What a wonderful treat and very impressive looking. Thank Anita for sharing. I will put this recipe in my "keeper" notebook. :-)


  1. ria500
    This is a favorite recipe to make for a group, but instead of the peanuts I used heath bar crunch. If you can find it, get the ones sold in the candy aisle that are one big piece and smash it up with a hammer. I use quite a few and layer between the sandwiches on top of the whipped cream. Also use a ton on the very top layer, leave some pieces bite size to smaller, and be very generous, as it seems to be everyone's favorite part to get the squishy ice cream with the crunchy heath bar! Trust me, you and your guests will love it! If you can't find the candy bar size, in one piece, you can use the already chopped up Heath crunch prepackaged in the baking section. I like the big chunks when I break it up myself, but hard time finding the bars, but worth it ....
  2. Inklady
    Everyone loves this recipe. I used pecans instead of peanuts. I also added crushed butterfingers on top. Then I drizzled it with Magic Shell for a pretty presentation. Let it harden up before putting foil on top for storage. Thank you carolinafan.
  3. Thea
    Made this for the 4th of July and it was devoured to say the least! I used 3 frozen snicker bars that I crunched up for the topping instead of peanuts...YUMMO!! Will make this again for sure! Thanks for posting this great and easy recipe!!
  4. Judikins
    This exact recipe was served at a ladies gathering I attended yesterday. It was unbelievable! The hostess substituted toasted pecans for peanuts which I think would be my preference as well. She loved this because it was so easy; we loved it because it was heavenly! Good post and a real winner!
  5. surus
    So simple and delicious! This looks like you spent more time than you actually did. I used 12 ice cream sandwiches and a 8x8 glass baking dish. I spread chunky peanut butter over the first layer of sandwiches to go for that Reeses flavor. I only used about 1/4 of a cup, softened in the microwave, because that's all I had. I would use even more next time. I also used chocolate syrup instead of fudge topping and left out the peanuts. I think this would be good with Kahlua drizzled on the sandwiches for an adult dessert. I will be making this often. Thanks.


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