In a large bowl mix together the crushed Oreos and butter. Then pat the Oreo mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch pan. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Make sure to remove ice cream at this point to soften.
Remove the pan from the freezer and scoop the softened ice cream evenly across the crust. Then spread the ice cream over the crust.
Place dessert in the freezer while you prepare the fudge sauce..
In a saucepan combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter and powdered sugar. Stir together and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool until completely cold (do NOT even try to pour it over the ice cream warm).
Once the fudge has cooled, spread over the top of the ice cream evenly.
Then sprinkle the peanuts over the top of the fudge sauce
Cover and freeze until serving.
A classic Buster Bar has peanuts, but you can leave them out for these dessert bars if you prefer.
Instead of peanuts, you can sprinkle chocolate chips over the the top or try chopped pretzels. Chopped candy bars also work well!Recipe TipsFor the best crust, be sure to finely crush the Oreos. I think a food processor is the easiest way to do this, but you can also crush them in a bag with a rolling pin.
Leave the ice cream out at room temperature so it’s softened but not melting. I like to drop big spoonfuls of it on top of the crust and then spread it carefully so the crust doesn’t get messed up. Just go slow!
Don’t add the fudge sauce until it’s completely cooled. If it’s hot or even warm when you pour it on the ice cream, you’ll have a soupy ice cream dessert!
You can make buster bars a day in advance and keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it. I like to dip my knife in hot water to make it easy to cut clean slices for serving.
Remember, it’s an ice cream dessert so it won’t hold up at room temperature for very long. Once you’ve sliced and served the pieces you want, stick the pan back in the freezer so the dessert stays frozen.
Calories: 562kcal (28%), Carbohydrates: 66g (22%), Protein: 8g (16%), Fat: 31g (48%), Saturated Fat: 16g (100%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg (24%), Sodium: 286mg (12%), Potassium: 349mg (10%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 55g (61%), Vitamin A: 748IU (15%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 191mg (19%), Iron: 3mg (17%)
Buster Bar Dessert
The perfect ice cream dessert for summer! This easy Buster Bar Dessert starts with an Oreo crust, layer of vanilla ice cream and is topped with homemade fudge and peanuts. It’s the perfect easy summer dessert to cool off with and is a hit at every party! It’s inspired by your favorite Dairy Queen desserts…
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