Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mint Chocolate Craze!

Hello all of my lovely bloggers! It has been a long time since I (Rachel) have posted anything, my apologies. This past Saturday was National Mint Chocolate Day! Mint Chocolate has always been one of my most favorite flavors because it is so delicious and refreshing, and for some reason I can justify that it is not that bad for me because it is mint :) Casey and I were reunited this weekend because she came to visit me at school! So of course we had to make something together. We decided to make a mint chocolate ice cream dessert, because who doesn't love ice cream? Let me just say that we made this dessert late Saturday night, and it is Monday night and the dessert no longer exists!!! Here is what you need for this vanishing, refreshing, mint-chocolatey goodness:
Oreos, butter (which we forgot to put in the picture), mint chocolate chip ice cream, cool whip, thin mints, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and andes baking mints. First, melt your butter
Pour into some crushed oreos and combine well
Press into a 9x13 pan. Freeze while making the ice cream layer
Put the mint chocolate chip ice cream in a large bowl
Whip up until fluffy and smooth
Add in about half of the cool whip and mix well
Crush some oreos and thin mints
Add to the ice cream mixture and gently fold in
Pour over the frozen oreo crust
Spread out evenly and let harden in the freezer about 15 minutes
Add leftover chopped oreos to the left over cool whip
Dollop on top of the ice cream layer and spread out 
In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and andes baking pieces until smooth
Drizzle over the cool whip layer
Freeze until completely hard, then serve
Normally, we would get a picture of a piece of the dessert.. BUT, it was gone before we got the chance. We didn't really have a recipe for this, so we'll do the best we can for yall!

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Dessert

1 pkg. Oreos
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 gallon mint chocolate chip ice cream
8 oz cool whip, soft
1 roll thin mint cookies, chopped
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 cup andes mint baking chips, melted

Crush 28 oreos pretty fine and combine with the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Freeze while making the ice cream layer. In a large bowl, beat the mint chocolate chip ice cream. Add half of the cool whip and whip until fluffy. Fold in the crushed roll of thin mint cookies and 8 chopped oreos. Pour and spread out evenly over the oreo crust. Freeze about 15 minutes, or until not runny on the top. In a small bowl, combine the remaining cool whip and the remaining (about 5) chopped oreos. Spread over the hardened ice cream layer. In a small microwavable bowl, melt together the semi-sweet chips and andes baking pieces. Stir and melt until smooth. Drizzle over the cool whip layer. Cover and place in the freezer until completely hard. Serve after the ice cream has hardened. Enjoy! 

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