May 20, 2010

...props to Paula Deen...

A while ago, a Thursday treat tradition started at CHS. The teachers take turns bringing treats on Thursdays and today was my day!

I was watching Paula Deen on Saturday and she made this dessert that looked delicious! I had to try it. It's just as good as it sounds!

Here's the recipe:
24 (3.5-ounce) ice-cream sandwiches, unwrapped
6 medium bananas, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (12.25-ounce) jar hot-fudge sauce
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
1 (8-ounce) package milk chocolate covered toffee bits, divided
1 (12.25-ounce) jar butterscotch ice-cream topping
1 (8-ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed


Line a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Place half of ice-cream sandwiches evenly over bottom of pan, completely covering bottom, cutting sandwiches to fit, if necessary. Top evenly with banana slices. Pour hot fudge sauce over bananas. Top with cherries and 1/2 of the toffee bits and pour butterscotch evenly on top. Layer with remaining ice cream sandwiches and spread whipped topping over sandwiches; sprinkle with remaining toffee bits.
Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove from pan, using foil handles. Cut into squares and serve.

(Note: I didn't use the foil - I just served it out of the 9x13. I also used caramel instead of butterscotch. And I didn't add the maraschino cherries. And - I feel a bit like Kate and her sewing. She can't make something from a pattern without altering it and it seems like I'm the same way with baking/cooking.)

I would recommend serving the bananas fresh instead of adding them into the layers. Also - fresh strawberries would be ah-may-ZING! :)

1 comment:

David and Kira said...

I think I gained 5 lbs just by reading that and you would think I ate it since I am drooling all over myself! YUMMY!!