just like dairy queen’s buster bars {in a cake pan}

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I’ve received several requests for this recipe since I posted the photo a few days ago. Originally I was going to post the recipe on Monday, but decided to share it in time for the holiday. These are awesome and taste just like the real thing! The only difference: WAY more ooey gooey chocolate! Enjoy.

for the crust:

1 lb. Oreo cookies (regular or double stuf)

1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) real butter, melted

Place the Oreos in the bowl of a food processor (you may have to do this in two or more batches, depending on the size of your food processor.) Pulse until the cookies are totally crumbled and uniform. Place all cookie crumbs in a mixing bowl. Combine with the melted butter and mix well. Press firmly and evenly into the bottom of a 9 x 13 cake pan. Place in freezer.

for the sauce:

1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 (12 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over a low flame, stirring constantly, just until the chocolate is melted and all of the ingredients are combined and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool almost completely.

For the ice cream-peanut layer:

1/2 gallon premium vanilla ice cream

2 cups dry roasted peanuts

Once the chocolate sauce is almost completely cooled, remove ice cream from it’s container and cut it into 1 inch slices. Arrange slices on the Oreo crust. Smooth the gaps with a spoon so the crust is covered evenly with ice cream. Sprinkle 1 and 1/2 cups of the peanuts over the ice cream in an even layer. Spread the chocolate sauce over the peanut layer. Cover tightly with a cake pan lid or aluminum foil. Place the dessert back in the freezer and allow it to set and freeze for 8 hours. Slice, plate, garnish with the extra peanuts and serve!




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  7 comments for “just like dairy queen’s buster bars {in a cake pan}

  1. May 25, 2014 at 7:33 am

    You are now officially my BEST FRIEND EVER! We moved to the country 7 years ago, and a trip to DQ is almost 2 hours away….one of the greatest hardships I face 😉 Love the recipe, thank you!

    • Melissa
      May 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Hee hee! YAY! I’m so glad, Lorinda! So glad to have you for a BFF 😉 XOXO ~M

  2. didi
    June 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    My mother used to make this dessert for special events. The only difference was that she used cream and sugar instead of the sweetened condensed milk and she usually had her sister in law send good dark chocolate from Switzerland for the sauce. I made it for my son’s 18th birthday. When I was lifting it out of the freezer I dropped it on the floor and the glass dish shattered. My son was so disappointed that he insisted on eating it around the glass shards.

    • Melissa
      June 30, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Whoa! Now that is devotion to a dessert, Didi 😉 LOL… thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you like this!

  3. Kathie
    April 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Try making this with cherrie ice cream, or peanut butter and chocolate…once did it with chocolate ice cream too!! Delish!!!

  4. Susan
    July 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Silly question,,,, when you crush the oreo’s, is it just the chocolate cookie or the whole thing?

    • Melissa
      July 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      You use the whole cookie, Susan 🙂

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