Rachel’s Oreo Dessert

For the last official weekend of summer, how about a yummy, easy, no-bake recipe? A dear friend of mine shared the following recipe with me in July. I’ve prepared it several times because it’s simple, doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and it’s a delicious treat especially when the temperature is on the hot side of ninety degrees. From their first bite, my children loved it and declared me the “mom.com.” I took that as a compliment.

Here’s the original version”

1 9×13 dish

1 package Oreo cookies

6 regular-sized Butterfinger candy bars

1 stick butter, melted

1 carton vanilla ice cream, softened

Crush the cookies and candy bars together in a food processor. Mix the cookie and candy curmbs with the melted butter. Press half the mixture into the dish to form a crust. Freeze for several minutes. Press half the ice cream on top of the crust. Freeze again, if necessary. Then sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs on top of the ice cream. Freeze until firm, probably overnight.

When I prepare this dessert, I make the following changes: I use maybe three-fourth’s of a package of the low-fat Oreos. Once I used half Butterfingers and half Kit Kat bars. I use only a half a stick of butter. Using less butter is fine, but you really have to work to incorporate the crumbs with the butter. They’ll be more crumbly without all the butter. I also use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream

And even with all the changes, I serve this recipe to rave reviews. Next time, I ‘m thinking abou tusing cofee flavored frozen yogurt. Doesn’t that sound good?


Posted on September 4, 2011, in Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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