Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Squares

This Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cake is a re-post from a few years ago, but my mom brought this again for dessert this weekend, and it reminded me how good it is.

Let’s just say that mom left me with a 1/2 full tray to keep and it’s been 3 days….and there’s one square left.  With a family of three, that’s no surprise, except for the fact that I’m the only one who’s eaten any of it.  I even had a square for breakfast yesterday!!

 {Ah, the benefits of being a grown up!}

This is a layer dessert – takes a bit of time to put together, but it’s totally worth it!!!!
Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Squares
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 15
This chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cake is the perfect addition to a summer meal! The mix of chocolate and vanilla along with the salty peanuts is just the perfect treat!
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 c. vanilla wafer crumbs (about 1 box)
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 oz. semisweet choc. chips ~ melted
  • 1½ c. salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream ~ slightly softened
  • (go ahead and buy 1 gallon, because then you can eat the rest!!!!)
  1. Melt ¼ c. of the butter. mix with crumbs and press over bottom of a 9"x13" pan. In a large bowl, use mixer to beat together the remaining ½ c. of butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in chocolate until well blended. Fold in 1 c. of the peanuts. Spread mixture over the crust and freeze until chocolate is firm {about 30 minutes}. Spread ice cream over the top. Sprinkle with remaining ½ c. of peanuts. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 12 hours. Let stand at room temperature 5-10 minutes before cutting into squares!
What’s your favorite “go-to” dessert recipe when you have friends over?


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