Easy Peppermint Dessert

Easy Peppermint Dessert

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

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package (1 lb) creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 3 cups)
cup butter or margarine, melted
gallon peppermint stick, party mint or mint chip ice cream, softened
container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
cup butter or margarine
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
cups sugar
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
teaspoon vanilla
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.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
To soften the ice cream, place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Make a dozen little desserts by dividing the cookie crust among 12 paper-lined muffin cups, then filling with the ice cream mixture and continuing as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 680
    • (Calories from Fat 340),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 20g,
    • Trans Fat 3g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 79g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 59g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.