This yummy, chocolatey, peanut buttery, frozen layered ice cream treat is sure to be a hit with all! This is an often requested dessert in my house. Warning: It's VERY addictive!

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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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  • Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with 12 ice cream sandwiches.

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  • Open the jar of peanut butter, place into microwave oven, and microwave on low power for about 30 seconds at a time, until the peanut butter is warm and spreads easily. Spread half the peanut butter over the layer of ice cream sandwiches.

  • Mix the instant chocolate pudding mix into the whipped topping; spread half the mixture over the peanut butter layer.

  • Spread half the peanut butter cups over the whipped topping layer.

  • Remove tops of the hot fudge and caramel topping jars, and microwave on low power for about 10 seconds at a time just until the toppings are warmed and liquid. Drizzle half of the fudge and caramel sauces over the peanut butter cups.

  • Repeat the layers, starting with the remaining ice cream sandwiches, followed by remaining peanut butter, whipped topping mix, peanut butter cups, hot fudge sauce, and caramel sauce.

  • Freeze the dessert until solidly frozen, 1 to 2 hours.

Cook's Note

When I make this, I do not add the dry chocolate pudding mix to the second half of the frozen topping. This is just a preference for me because I like the appearance of the white color on top. This is also difficult to cut once it's frozen...may have something to do with the frozen peanut butter? Will need a good knife or strong metal spatula!

Nutrition Facts

976.6 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 116.8g 38% DV; fat 52.3g 81% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; sodium 658.3mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
Very good. I have to admit to some tweaking . . . I used mini ice cream sandwiches - one layer - my 9x13 did not have room for a second layer. I also cut the sandwiches to fit the pan. I did not bother with the chocolate pudding mix in the Cool Whip - and it was not missed - at all. I used nearly 2x the peanut butter called for (in 2 layers), all the hot fudge and caramel sauce (one layer, each), and mini Reese's cups (one layer). I did the first layers as called for (not measuring the peanut butter), then, as I saw I was running out of room, I did another layer of peanut butter and topped with the last layer of Cool Whip. This got raves at a rehearsal dinner (= [I put it in the fridge when we started serving dinner, so it would soften a bit, after reading Frauline's note.] Oh! It took one box and a few extra of the mini sandwiches for the single layer - 18 mini's to a box . . . Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2020
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
Very good. I have to admit to some tweaking . . . I used mini ice cream sandwiches - one layer - my 9x13 did not have room for a second layer. I also cut the sandwiches to fit the pan. I did not bother with the chocolate pudding mix in the Cool Whip - and it was not missed - at all. I used nearly 2x the peanut butter called for (in 2 layers), all the hot fudge and caramel sauce (one layer, each), and mini Reese's cups (one layer). I did the first layers as called for (not measuring the peanut butter), then, as I saw I was running out of room, I did another layer of peanut butter and topped with the last layer of Cool Whip. This got raves at a rehearsal dinner (= [I put it in the fridge when we started serving dinner, so it would soften a bit, after reading Frauline's note.] Oh! It took one box and a few extra of the mini sandwiches for the single layer - 18 mini's to a box . . . Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2012
This is a favorite in my house! So rich and yummy...definitely a must! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2012
This is wonderful. Had friends over for supper and fixed this for dessert and it was the best part of the meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
We loved this but it's HUGE. Next time I make it I will only do half the layers or make a smaller pan. It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
Really good and pretty easy. It's just not cheap but that's ok for special occasions. I made it for my son's 12th birthday and he kept saying "My mom's really good at making ice cream cakes" which was nice to hear. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
OMG! DELISH! This was gone super fast. I didn't think it would be that good because I am not a huge fan of the ice cream sandwiches but it was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
Instead of dealing with preparing peanut butter cups I chose to use Reese's flavored choc syrup the "Magic shell" kind. It added more texture and stability to my lasagna! Of COURSE we're making this again! My 8yo son did most of the layering. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2017
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2017
Made it exactly as written. Wouldn't change a thing. It was fantastic. Already sharing the recipe. Real crowd pleaser. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2020
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