Edited 6/9/09: At the request of a reader, I have included a photo at the bottom of the post. It is the last piece left from when I made this on Sunday.
I tried to take a picture of a yummy ice cream dessert I've made twice so far this summer, but it turned out awful (the photo, not the dessert). So I don't have a picture. However, I did want to share this really easy recipe. I have taken it to two cook-out/get-togethers and everyone who tries it loves it. At each event, the children (and some of the adults) have asked for seconds. The best part is.......it is SOOOOOOO easy!! I originally was served this by my sons' babysitter several years ago and only recently remembered it and made it for the first (and second) time. Here is the recipe:
Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert
1 box of 12 ice cream sandwiches
1 large container Cool Whip
1 jar hot fudge ice cream sauce
1 cup of chopped peanuts (optional)
Unwrap the ice cream sandwiches and layer them in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch pan.
Spread half of the Cool Whip over the top. Pour and spread hot fudge sauce over the Cool Whip. Sprinkle half of the peanuts on top (if you are using them). Spread remaining Cool Whip over the top and sprinkle the rest of the peanuts on top as a garnish. Place in freezer until frozen. Cut into pieces (like a cake) and serve. YUM!!
Serving tip: Only remove from freezer right before serving. I made the mistake the first time of taking it out about 10 minutes early to soften up and it was too melty.
One of my friends at one of the get-togethers doesn't like chocolate (I know.......she's nuts!!) and we were talking about how they make ice cream sandwiches in different flavors now. So.......it would be fun and easy to vary this recipe by using different types of ice cream sandwiches and ice cream sauce, such as strawberry cheesecake sandwiches with strawberry sauce.
I highly recommend that you try this either for your own family or for the next time you have to bring something to a get-together. If you try it and like it, let me know!!