Frozen Caramel- Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Frozen Summer Dessert for a Crowd.

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Frozen Caramel- Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Yield: One GIANT dessert

Prep Time: 25 min + freezing time

This easy, frozen dessert recipe is a family favorite. It's best to serve at a large gathering, where you can dish out the majority of it (plus seconds) in a short time, but it also keeps well in the freezer for about a week. Just cut off a chunk when the craving hits!

Ingredients:

1 deep-dish rectangular, throw-away foil pan (9x13)
24 store-bought frozen ice cream sandwiches
2 regular-sized tubs of Cool Whip
caramel sauce
chocolate sauce
bag of Heath bits
4 bars Heath or Skor candy bars, chopped

Directions:

1. Spray pan with cooking spray. Layer 12 ice cream sandwiches side-by-side in bottom of pan.

2. Spread one tub of Cool Whip over the top of the sandwiches. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrups over the top of the Cool Whip and then sprinkle with toffee bits. Place in the freezer for about an hour.

3. Layer 2nd level of 12 ice cream sandwiches on top of the toffee bits. Spread with 2nd tub of Cool Whip. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrup over the Cool Whip. Sprinkle Skor/Heath bars over the top. Place in freezer for several hours until firm.

4. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and use sharp knife to cut into squares.

Tips:

*For an outdoor gathering, we found this was easiest to eat when cut into squares and served in cups. Place a bunch on a tray for simple serving.
*Warning! This recipe makes a LOT. It keeps well in the freezer for several days. Make it only when you have a large gathering planned, or cut the recipe in half.
*It is suggested that you use the pan indicated in the recipe since you need to have a pan that is deeper than normal. If you have a deep pan alternative, go ahead and try that one (you'll need about 4 to 5 inches of depth to be safe).

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from San Diego Cooks Blog)

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12 Responses to “Frozen Caramel- Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert”

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    Peggy — August 5, 2009 @ 5:57 AM

    This looks great and easy! http://www.mixingbowl.com is doing a contest for best ice cream dessert by the way, this may be a good entry!!

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    Linda — August 19, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

    I made this for my daughter’s engagement party (a BBQ get together) Everyone loved it and had seconds, tastes very much like an ice cream sundae.

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    Heather — July 10, 2010 @ 6:46 PM

    I’ve made a variation of this and it’s yummy! When there will be an all adult crowd, I drizzle Kahlua over the icecream sandwiches too!

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    Sherri — July 11, 2010 @ 10:34 PM

    I made this for my son’s birthday party, the kids just loved it. I even added extra scoops of icecream on the side. It was gone in minutes. Thank you!

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    marla — July 19, 2010 @ 5:01 AM

    Lori, you are so creative. Everyone at a party would flock to this dessert. What is not to love….everyone’s favorite summertime ice cream made into a cake. xo

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    Tonya — July 23, 2010 @ 6:20 AM

    My mom has been making this for quite awhile. Its my husband’s favorite summer dessert! So easy and sooo good!!! We haven’t tried it yet but we keep talking about mixing up the toppings…maybe reese’s pb cups or almond joy…yum!

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    Gisela — July 29, 2010 @ 6:41 AM

    Your dessert looks absolutely delicious. My finance would love this. He’s all about caramel, chocolate and whip cream. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    Jo — August 20, 2010 @ 2:45 PM

    This looks yummy!

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    Brittany — July 8, 2011 @ 8:47 AM

    Whelp…there goes the diet (that I’m not on so it doesn’t matter anyway…lol)

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — September 2, 2011 @ 6:30 AM

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is way better than any frozen cake you could get at an ice cream shop! We seriously need Wonkavision!

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    J Pat Dyer — July 16, 2013 @ 2:39 PM

    If this tastes half as good as it looks I want one. Any desert with Heath bits, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce can not be wrong for anything but a diet.

    I want invited to your bbqs.

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    Kiki Corcoran — July 17, 2013 @ 8:24 AM

    Adult ice cream dessert alert! Blend Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico, and even Cointreau (or any liquor combo you enjoy) and add as a sauce-y layer when preparing. Big kids will enjoy your creativity…sorry, not for the little ones!