Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Peanut Buster Parfait Bar Dessert

Today's Tasty Tuesday sure is a treat! This is Valerie, one of our supporters, and her three boys; Brayden, Easton and Nolan. She and her husband Jeff and the boys live in Iowa, where they do lots of typical boy things, like camping, kite flying, and other outdoor sports! As you will see, the boys are happy to come inside and help Valerie with the cooking sometimes....and boy, do they look terrific in their Scarlet Threads aprons!

Valerie's youngest, Nolan, recently turned the big FOUR years old! She shared with us the recipe for the most amazing sounding birthday cake I've ever heard....Peanut Buster Parfait Bar Dessert!!!! It reminds me of the Dairy Queen desert, which is one of my favorites.

Peanut Buster Parfait Bar Dessert


1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
48 Oreo cookies
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 (16 ounce) jars hot fudge sauce
1 cup party peanuts
8 ounces Cool Whip

Crumble Oreos in a ziplock back with a rolling pin
 (scraping out and discarding the white middles first!) and set aside 1/2 cup.

Mix oreos with melted margarine and press into 13x9 pan bottom only.
(I use a glass casserole with a plastic lid so I can keep any leftovers in the freezer)

Gently spread ice cream over the oreo crust. (I usually just cut a brick of ice cream into 1" thick slices and arrange them over the oreos until covered)

Slightly heat hot fudge and pour over ice cream.
 (I don't heat mine, I just blop small spoonful across the entire dessert and smooth together)
Don't get it too warm as it will melt the ice cream and ruin the dessert.
Just warm enough to pour comfortably.

Cover with the peanuts.

Spread the cool whip over the top.

Sprinkle with the left over oreo crumbs.


Take out 15 minutes before serving time.
(You can drizzle more fudge and peanuts on top instead of Oreos if desired.)

Valerie told me that this recipe is the one that is requested for a good share of our birthdays, celebrations and get-togethers, and was used this time as the base for Nolan's Monster Truck Birthday cake, customized on top with a few scoops of chocolate chip ice cream for the mountain, extra Oreo crumbles for the faux dirt and a toy Monster Truck which was an added bonus toy for the birthday boy!! What a lucky guy! I think I am going to Valerie's house for my next birthday, as long as she makes this cake, with or without the monster trucks  :)

One more photo, with a special note from Valerie-

There was also the first one I took where the aprons are more visible and ... so is their abundant boy-ness! Most of our cooking together is usually full of no less spunk, although I would advise one boy in the kitchen at once.

I'll keep that in mind, should I have three boys someday! Or maybe I can borrow one of Valerie's boys when I am feeling low on spunk?

 I must think of a good reason to make this cake, I think. I especially love this photo and the personalities they boys have! Valerie, this photo would be great for their high school yearbooks, when they graduate!

A very special to Valerie, Brayden, Easton, and Nolan for sending us these marvelous photos and an amazing recipe! I love the various Scarlet Threads aprons in the photo too...from one of the first, to one of the newest! That's quite a range!

1 comment:

  1. Valerie rocks. :) Great boys, great cake. And, she's the best. :)