No one will believe this awesome dessert is just dressed-up ice cream sandwiches. 'For my son's birthday party, I decorated it with race cars and checkered flags because he's a big racing fan,' recalls Jody Koerber of Caledonia, Wisconsin. 'It was a huge success!'

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut one ice cream sandwich in half. Place one whole and one half sandwich along a short side of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan. Arrange eight sandwiches in opposite direction in the pan. Spread with half of the whipped topping. Spoon fudge topping by teaspoonfuls onto whipped topping. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup peanuts. Repeat layers with remaining ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping and peanuts (pan will be full).

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  • Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 59.9g; fat 25.1g; cholesterol 31.3mg; sodium 231.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (161)

Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2007
This is fantastic! I modify the layers a bit which makes it even easier to prepare. I put 1 layer of sandwiches, 1 jar of caramel sauce, another layer of sandwiches, 1 jar of hot fudge sauce then all the whipped topping on top. I usually finish with 3 crushed toffee candy bars. We call it ice cream lasagna. You won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2007
Loved this, although I did tweek it a bit. I used this recipe and another I found in a Kraft Foods cookbook. I mixed one package of dry chocolate instant pudding mix with half the tub of cool whip, half a cup of hot fudge, added a little milk and 12 crushed oreo cookies. Layed out the first layer of sandwiches, spread the chocolate/cookie mixture on top, next layer of sandwiches, and then spread the rest of the plain cool whip on top followed by red, white, and blue sprinkles for the holiday. Family and guests loved this dessert. Definately a keeper and I will try it with the peanuts next time. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2007
Absolutely delicious!! I made a scaled down version the first time around. Followed the recipe exactly, just made it smaller in a loaf pan. The second time I made it was for my brother's birthday. I did the bottom layer with sandwiches, then a jar of hot fudge sauce, then a tiny jar of peanut butter (melt for about 30 seconds first to make it easier to spread). Then 1/2 of the whipped cream mixture. Then another layer of sandwiches, a jar of caramel sauce then the rest of the whipped cream. I chopped up 2 peanut butter cups to put on top. So rich and so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
This was really good and so easy. I used french vanilla cool whip instead of regular. It was hard to spread the hot fudge around on the cool whip, so next time I will spread the cool whip on and then put it in the freezer until the cool whip firms up so I can spread the fudge on easier. I might also try toffee bits in place of the peanuts next time I make this. I cut some of the sandwiches into thin strips to fill in some of the gaps and it worked great. Thanks a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
This is a great recipe. I saw it and I had to share my modifications! Instead of hot fudge sauce and peanuts I use caramel sauce and chopped Hershey Symphony bars in between the layers along with the cool whip. This dessert is so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2007
So easy to make but everyone will think you spent alot of time on this! I buy the Neopolitan ice cream sandwiches and face them all one way on the bottom layer and the opposite way on the top layer so you get a bite of every flavor. I also add maraschino cherries to the top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
This was a huge hit and perfect ending to our Memorial Day meal this year. The weather is unusally warm and this dessert really hit the spot with everyone. We purchased a large box (24 count) of Ice Cream Sandwiches and they were a little smaller than usual. I ended up cutting/pasting and using the entire box in a 13x9. I also felt that 12 oz of Cool Whip wasn't enough (would have been a very thin layer in the middle) so I used 2 - 8oz containers - 1 in the middle and 1 on top. That worked out great. We had company and I wasn't sure about including the nuts in the dessert so just left them out and served on the side for those who wanted them sprinkled on top. I also microwaved the fudge topping for just a few seconds to thin it out a little so I could cover the middle layer better and held a small amount back to drizzle over the top with caramel sauce right before serving. I can't believe how easy this was and how much everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
The best...have made the one with peanut butte, but like this one the best. My guest loved it. They thought I spent hours in the kitchen. It will be our little secret...shhhhh :-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
I made this for hubby's birthday and it was a huge hit! I used chocolate Cool Whip and like KGravel, I also used toffee bits in lieu of the nuts which IMHO really made the dessert. Thank you Jody; this had to be the fastest dessert I've ever put together! Read More
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