Minty Ice Cream Squares

Mint ice cream is layered with chocolately cream and frozen for a refreshingly cool and colorful treat.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
cups coarsely crushed chocolate or regular graham crackers (about 20 cracker squares)
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
carton (1/2 gallon) green mint chocolate chip ice cream, slightly softened
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3
cup whipping cream
16
thin rectangular creme de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped

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Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and cocoa over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press mixture to form crust.
  • 2 Place heaping spoonfuls of ice cream on crust. With back of spoon, lightly press and smooth ice cream. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Drizzle chocolate mixture over ice cream. Arrange candies on top so each serving has 1 candy. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and cocoa over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press mixture to form crust.
  • 2 Place heaping spoonfuls of ice cream on crust. With back of spoon, lightly press and smooth ice cream. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Drizzle chocolate mixture over ice cream. Arrange candies on top so each serving has 1 candy. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

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Expert Tips

Purchased graham cracker crumbs are too fine to use for the crust in this recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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