Copy Cat Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait Cake

I have something that I need to tell you. I don’t really like cake.
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It’s not that I won’t eat it.  It’s just that it’s not my favorite.  It doesn’t really do anything for me.  I’d rather have a cookie or a brownie or ice cream.   So when it’s birthday time at our house I often end up making this delicious ice cream dessert instead of cake.  You can still stick candles in it and sing Happy Birthday.  AND you don’t have to have a separate thing of ice cream since it’s already in the “cake.”

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My mom has been making a version of this dessert since I was little.  I changed a few things up but kept the most important thing the same…THE FUDGE SAUCE!!!  Oh my gosh.  I love this fudge sauce sooooo much.  In fact I would just eat that plain with a birthday candle in it and be completely happy.  The sauce is a little annoying to make because you have to stir it for 8 minutes straight but believe me, it will be worth it in the end!  Chocolate lovers will be so so so happy with this dessert!  Enjoy!

{Copy Cat Dairy Queen} Peanut Buster Parfait Cake

Fudge, Oreo, Peanut Ice Cream Dessert

Makes a 9×13 inch pan (Probably serves about 12 people)

I like to make this instead of birthday cake…nobody complains!

  • 1/2 gallon of ice cream(I usually choose oreo ice cream or a vanilla based ice cream)
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts(optional)
  • 1/2 package of Oreos, crushed
  • 1 (13 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1.Pat the crushed oreos into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.

2.Spread the ice cream (that is somewhat soft) over the oreos.  I like to cut open the box of ice cream and use a knife to cut big rectangles of ice cream and lay it on top of the oreos.

3.Sprinkle the peanuts evenly over the top of the ice cream.

4.Freeze.

5.In a saucepan combine the evaporated milk, sugar, chocolate chips and butter.  Stir together and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly.  Cool until completely cold (do NOT even try to pour it over the ice cream warm) and then add in the vanilla.  Pour the sauce on top of the frozen ice cream.  Cover with foil or plastic wrap and freeze until time to serve.

Want to see more of the desserts that are “famous” in my house?  Here are a few that I love:

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