This was so fun. I highly recommend it! I set out to make a Hawaiian Mud Pie. I don’t think I was entirely successful, but the result was still super tasty.
For equipment, you’ll need a spring form pan. This purchase is absolutely worth it. You can use it as a regular cake pan (with removable sides!). You’ll need it for cheesecake, too. Thus, get ye a spring form pan!
For ingredients, you’ll need:
- one batch of brownies in an 8×8 pan
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 package of oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 gallon ice cream (for mud pie, find coffee flavored. Chocolate will do in a pinch)
- Whipped cream
1. Make a batch of brownies. I recommend these, with macadamia nuts mixed in. (A word about macadamia nuts: buy them from the baking aisle in your local grocery. They will be unsalted and a bit more affordable.)
2. Set your brownies aside to cool. Set your carton of ice cream on the counter to soften. You want it soft and mixable, not melted.
3. Make an oreo crust. The crust I made was an epic failure. To make yours:
- Crush 24 oreos in a gallon sized bag.
- Add 1/4 cup melted butter.
- Compact mixture into a crust on the bottom of your spring form pan.
4. Once your brownies are cooled, cut them into 1/2 inch square chunks.
5. Put the ice cream and brownie chunks in a bowl, and fold together. Don’t crush the brownies!
6. Spread the ice cream+brownies on top of the oreo crust. Cover the ice cream with wax or parchment paper. Make sure the paper makes direct contact with the ice cream. You don’t want it to freezer burn! Slide it back into the freezer until you want to serve it.
7. Right before serving, top with more crumbled oreo and dollops of whipped cream.
This is a great dessert to make ahead, slide into the freezer, and forget about until dessert time. Enjoy!