Monday, May 18, 2009

Peanut Buster Bars






If you haven't figured it out by now, I'll go ahead and admit it, Glenn is quite the star in our kitchen. What makes him so popular is that while I prepare most of our healthy meals, he gets to make the fun things that I have no business eating! Here is a picture of him...hot stuff no?



And of course I kind of have to hate him because he has the metabolism to sustain a healthy pan of brownies three times a week without gaining a pound, what is up with that!

But on this particular dish, I have the split the credit between Glenn and his mom. After Glenn moved out of his parent's house, his mom handed him a binder full of all of her tried and true recipes that has been a lot of fun to explore. When I first saw this recipe, I have to admit to feeling a bit underwhelmed. It just didn't look that exciting to me, especially since I'm not much of an ice cream lover to begin with. BUT, now that it's a regular in our house, I'll tell you that it definitely falls in my top ten of favorite desserts. The best part of these ice cream bars is the chocolate topping, I've honestly never had anything so delicious, I would pour this on my cereal if I could get away with it!. A lot of times Glenn will even make extra to pour on top!

These bars take a few steps and a little bit of time, but the good news is you can make it days in advance. And I promise it's worth every second!


Peanut Buster Bars

Ingredients

1 16 oz package Oreo cookies
1/2 cup margarine
1 gallon Vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts
chocolate sauce (recipe below)

Directions

Crush cookies fine (we use our food processor). Mix well with melted margarine. Put in 2 pans- 1 (9x13) and 1 (8x8). We actually do this because it saves for a long time, and trust me, it will get eaten. If you don't have the freezer space, just halve it and put it all into 1 9x13. Refrigerate one hour. Slice ice cream in 3/4 inch slices. Lay over the crust. Pack seams together. Sprinkle nuts over and put into freezer. Prepare chocolate sauce and, when cool, pour over ice cream.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup margarine

Combine sugar, margarine, milk and chocolate chips in saucepan. Boil 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Cool completely. Pour over ice cream and freeze again. Serve right from the freezer (it may not hurt to let it sit for five minutes in room temp before serving though, just to let soften a bit).

22 comments:

Cristine said...

Sounds and looks fantastic!

And my hubby is the same way... he can eat whatever he wants and then LOSES weight. Crazy men! :)

Melissa said...

Wow! I can only imagine how yummy that is! I'll have to try this one too. :)

Lara said...

This looks totally out of this world! I'm going to be giving this a try very soon.

girlichef said...

AWesOmE!!!! It's like a mix of DQ's Peanut Buster Parfair and Ice cream Cake...the best parts of both combined! Holy cow, I will be making this soon :) thanks for sharing it with us.

Heidi said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This looks and sounds amazing. I love peanut buster parfaits and I'll bet this is just as good. Your husband is so lucky to have received his moms recipes. I wish I had my grandmas, but I can never convince her to hand over the recipes!

Melanie said...

I can see why you might want to put this on your cereal - they look amazing!!

Pam said...

My husband is the same way - it drives me nuts. The peanut buster bars look amazing.

Jenn said...

One of my closest friends is the same way. He can eat like there's no tomorrow, still looks the same.

But that wouldn't stop me from eating a bunch of slices of those.

Katy ~ said...

hehe Ole Sweetie-Pi is getting as round as a strawberry barrel. I feel gratified!

He would LOVE this, ice cream, chocolate and peanuts!! Wowser!

Debbie said...

mmmmmm........
ice cream, chocolate, peanuts and oreos.
It's heaven. (or..... depending on how much I eat!)

Reeni♥ said...

The first thing I thought when I saw this was the Peanut Buster Parfait from DQ that I love!! What a nice treat!!

Melody said...

Okay! This is a must try!

I know how frustrating it is with your husband's ability to eat and not gain. MI am constantly exercising and my husband actually loses weight when he stops exercising! It's not fair!

burpandslurp said...

wow! these sound downright sinfully delicious, chewy and sticky! yum!
my bro also has a metabolism like a horse..everything he eats just goes to pure muscle!

the ungourmet said...

My kids would love me even more if I made this for them! It looks great for a summer treat. Thanks for the idea!

Elyse said...

These bars look incredible! You have me wanting to pour this chocolate sauce on MY cereal :) How perfectly fabulous. Glenn's mom really knows her stuff, huh?

Julie said...

That is seriously calling my name. Looks awesome!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My husband is like yours and never gains an ounce. These bars look very good...how can ice cream, chocolate and peanuts be bad?

Donna-FFW said...

OK teresa and glenn, I know what I am making over the weekend. YES! It definitely looks worth the time!

Debbie said...

Looks wonderful....we'll have to try this over at my house!!!!

Trish said...

Oh my...that looks amazing! Yikes...I am gaining the poundage just looking at it but yes...I could bring that into work and be a super hero!

Ingrid said...

That looks and sounds delish! I'm going to give it a try asap!

Why is it that the guys have this ability and not us ladies?!! Not fair!
~ingrid

Kathy said...

Oh how funny, I thought I was the only one on the face of the earth that didn't "love" ice cream!!! This looks good though!