Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mud Pie

This was what my roommates and I made for each of our birthdays when we were at BYU instead of cake and ice cream--it became our little tradition! It's SOOO yummy!

1-Package of Oreo cookies
3-Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1-half-gallon of vanilla ice cream (rectangular container holding the half-gallon is best)
1-regular size container of Cool Whip
Hot Fudge Ice Cream topping
Caramel Ice Cream topping

1. Separate each individual Oreo Cookie, and scrape the cream out of the middle of them (***See note below). Discard the cream filling, and place only the chocolate cookies in a plastic Ziploc bag. Roll a rolling pin over the plastic Ziploc bag or somehow mash the cookies up until they are nice and crumbly. Mix together the cookie crumbs and the melted butter so that the crumbs adhere to each other better. Poor all but 1/3 cup of the cookie crumbs into a 9x13 inch pan, and spread it out evenly.

2. Open the half-gallon of ice cream. Open the rectangular container so you can easily slice the ice cream (first open both ends of the container and then roll the sides down). Slice about 1” thick slices of the ice cream with a sharp knife, placing them on top of the cookie crumbs in the pan. Place all the slices of ice cream evenly in the pan to cover the cookie crumbs. Use the whole half-gallon of ice cream. After all the ice cream has been placed on top of the cookie crumbs, spread it out with a spatula to make it even and flat.

3. After warming up the hot fudge and caramel ice cream toppings in the microwave, drizzle them all over the top of the ice cream. The amount you decide to use strictly depends on how much you want. Do this quickly so the ice cream doesn’t melt too much. Using a spatula, spread the Cool Whip over the ice cream and toppings evenly (you may not use the whole container of Cool Whip-it just depends on how much you like). After that, drizzle a bit more hot fudge and caramel topping onto the Cool Whip, and sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs on top. Place in the freezer for at least an hour to set before serving. VERY YUMMY!!!

***NOTE: You can crumble the Oreo cookies with the cream inside and use the entire cookie, however just the chocolate cookie itself seems to form better with the melted butter or margarine.Ok, that's all I got for now...try out those desserts though--summertime screams cool desserts, and these will not disappoint! Enjoy!

-Jenni Smith

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