Easy Peppermint Dessert

Refreshing, rich dessert! The classic pairing of chocolate and peppermint is sure to bring recipe requests.

  • prep time 55 min
  • total time 13 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 15

Ingredients

1
package (1 lb) creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 3 cups)
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
gallon peppermint stick, party mint or mint chip ice cream, softened
1
container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2
cup butter or margarine
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
2
cups sugar
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/3
cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix crushed cookies and 1/2 cup melted butter. Press mixture firmly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together ice cream and 2 cups of the whipped topping; spoon evenly over cookie crust. Freeze about 3 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter and the chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly.Stir in sugar; gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until slightly thickened; stir in vanilla. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 Pour 2 cups of the chocolate sauce evenly over ice cream. Freeze at least 8 hours but no longer than 2 weeks. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.
  • 5 Reheat reserved sauce until just warm. To serve, cut into 5 rows by 3 rows. Top with sauce and remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with crushed candies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    680
    (
    Calories from Fat
    340),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    20g,
    20%
    Trans Fat
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    380mg
    380%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    79g
    79%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    59g
    59%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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