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Crunchy Freeze

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A family favorite that is great for entertaining any time of the year. Very simple and elegant to make ahead. Simply delicious! Cut into squares and top with warm chocolate or caramel sauce. For holidays, you may add crushed candy canes on top of the warm sauce -- and try butter pecan or peppermint ice cream instead of vanilla!"
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8 h servings 356
Original recipe yields 15 servings (1 - 9x13 inch dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together butter, cereal, brown sugar, coconut and pecans. Spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. In a 9x13 inch dish, place two-thirds of the cereal mixture. Spread softened ice cream over cereal. Top with remaining cereal. Cover tightly and freeze 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 356 calories; 24.2 34.3 4.1 47 141 Full nutrition

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Don't be fooled by this recipe's simplicity. It delicious and a big hit when served.

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Rice krispies were too mushy

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Don't be fooled by this recipe's simplicity. It delicious and a big hit when served.

I grew up knowing this is the recipe as "Aunt Nancy's Ice Cream Cake," the Aunt Nancy being my great aunt from Missouri. This is one of the first desserts I learned to make as a girl and is sti...

Wow, yum! I used butter pecan ice cream and it was AWESOME. Caramel sauce would've really topped it off, but it was sweet enough as is. I will be making this again, thanks!

WOW. Amazing recipe. I prepared this recipe for a dinner with friends and everybody loved it. Everybody took a second piece. Super recommended.

This is delicious even if you are not a fan of coconut. I used the nondiary Soy Delicious instead of ice cream and no one noticed the difference.

Everyone in the family loved this, I drizzled a little caramel ice cream topping on it, and it was really good.

Very good, and easy to make. I didn't need to toast the cereal mixture for 30 minutes, it was dark and crispy at about 22 minutes (maybe it's my oven, but just keep an eye on it). This would be ...

made this for father day it was great.

I made this for a barbeque and everyone loved it. It disappeared so fast. It was heavenly.