Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert

1 large box vanilla wafer cookies-crushed
1/2 cup margarine
2 Tbs powdered sugar
1 bar German Sweet Chocolate
12 large marshmallows
1 pkg chocolate chips
1/2 cup hot water
4 eggs-seperated
1 cup nuts
1/2 gallon peppermint ice cream

Crush up vanilla wafers and mix with melted margarine and powdered sugar (set aside). Place the German Sweet Chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate chis and hot water in a microwave safe bowl. Cook until all is blended. Separate eggs. When chocolate mixture has cooled slightly add 4 beaten egg yolks. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.

Put 2/3 of crumb mixture in bottom of 9x13 pan. Spread 2/3 of chocolate mixture over this (spreading evenly and carefully). Sprinkle nuts next. Cut up ice cream (like slicing a loaf of bread) and place evenly in pan. Cover with rest of chocolate mixture, and top with remaining cookie crumbs. Place in freezer.

Variation: Use mint chocolate chip ice cream.

This is a Smith Family Christmas Classic, we eat it EVERY Christmas at least once.