Thursday, September 20, 2012

Buster Dessert

My mother-in-law's family has a reunion every year.  One year they decided to put together a family cookbook.  They ask every member of the family to copy favorite recipes and send them in.  The recipes were photo copied and put into binders that were sent to whoever wanted one.  The book also included a fairly extensive family history.  For only $10 per book, we have access to a whole family's treasury of recipes.

On each page there is a space for memories about the recipe.  On the entry for Buster Dessert, which was my mother-in-law's recipe, it told how this was one of her special recipes.  Funny, I knew her for over 20 years and I never remember her making this.  It sounds like a perfect treat, so I'll be trying it sometime soon.

Buster Dessert

1 bag Oreo cookies
1/2 Cup melted butter
1/2 Gallon vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups Spanish peanuts
2 Cups powdered sugar
1 can evaporated milk
2/3 Cup chocolate chips
1/2 Cup butter

Crush Oreos.  Mix in melted butter, press into a 9x13 pan.  Chill 1 hour.  Cut ice cream into four equal pieces and place them side by side on top of Oreos in pan.  Pour peanuts evenly over ice cream and press them lightly into ice cream.  Cover and freeze. 

Mix powdered sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil 8 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.  Pour evenly over ice cream and freeze.

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