Friday, August 17, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Dessert

Boy I love to hang out with my sisters and my mom.  Last week we took a "Girls Vacation" and left all the kids and the hubs at home.  

I have 4 sisters (who are totally awesome and my mom is pretty awesome too) so we lounged in our hotel rooms, did some serious shopping (and wow! when you live in a small town and get to shop at the new City Creek Mall in SLC--you get a little overwhelmed by all the choices), ate some delicious Mexican food (for pretty much every meal), and hung out at Lagoon (and that was a nauseous experience--no more roller coaster rides for this girl).  

So good to just be a girl for several days but when you get home...

I don't know what happens when you go away but man there are sure a lot of things to do when you get home.  But those are all done now and a shout out to the hubs who did a fabulous job with the kids while I was away!

But now it's time to chill before we have to start school.  We have been having friends over to play since it's non-existent during the school week and they are always wanting a treat.  This was super quick to whip up and the kids, especially the boys, were in love.  Cold treat on a warm summer day.  Perfect!

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Dessert

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30 Oreo cookies
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 Reese's peanut butter cups
1 (17 oz) jar hot fudge
1 (4 oz) box Reese's Pieces

1. Crush 30 oreos in a food processor until they are nothing but crumbs (if needed use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin).  Pour the crumbs into a separate bowl and add the melted butter. Mix the two together with a wooden spoon until the are well combined.  Spray a 9x9 inch pan with cooking spray and press the Oreo mixture into the bottom of the pan. Use a small measuring cup to press it down.  Set aside.

2. In a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl pour the heavy whipping cream. Whip until it forms stiff peaks, about 5 minutes.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream. Mix until well combined. Add vanilla and stir it in.

3. Chop peanut butter cups into chunks. Toss them into the mixing bowl and gently stir them in with a wooden spoon. You don't want to over mix or they will break up. Pour the creamy mixture over the oreo crust.

4. Take the cap off of your hot fudge jar and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, you don't want it really hot, just warm enough so you can drizzle it. Stir well and pour the hot fudge on top of the cream mixture, in long lines.  Run a knife through the fudge and cream to make a marbled pattern.  Drop the Reese's Pieces all over the top of the dessert.

5. Cover with aluminum foil, put in the freezer and let it chill for 12 hours, or until it is frozen through.
Serve and enjoy!

Source: Jamie Cooks It Up
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