Friday, October 15, 2010

Caramel Ice Cream Crunch

I love ice cream desserts! I have been making this particular one for years. My parents especially love it! I like ice cream desserts because you can make them ahead of time and have them ready for company. This has a pralines and cream kind of flavor - really yummy! Don't let the coconut scare you - or put in less if you don't like coconut. I promise this dessert is worth trying!



Caramel Ice Cream Crunch

2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup slivered almonds
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream,softened
Caramel sauce

Put butter in a large ovenproof dish and put in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes to melt; Add cereal, coconut, nuts and brown sugar to melted butter and toss to coat; Put back in oven and toast for about 8-10 minutes-stirring on occasion; Take out and allow to cool; Line a 9 x 13 pan with wax paper; put half of mixture in bottom of pan then layer all of the ice cream on top then put the other half of the nut mixture on top; Cover and freeze; Serve with warm caramel topping! AMAZING!!

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