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Crunchy Freeze

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"A family favorite that is great for entertaining any time of the year. Very simple and elegant to make ahead. Simply delicious! Cut into squares and top with warm chocolate or caramel sauce. For holidays, you may add crushed candy canes on top of the warm sauce -- and try butter pecan or peppermint ice cream instead of vanilla!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    8 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together butter, cereal, brown sugar, coconut and pecans. Spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. In a 9x13 inch dish, place two-thirds of the cereal mixture. Spread softened ice cream over cereal. Top with remaining cereal. Cover tightly and freeze 8 hours or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 31, 2009

Don't be fooled by this recipe's simplicity. It delicious and a big hit when served.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2013

Rice krispies were too mushy


15 Ratings

Mar 30, 2008

Wow, yum! I used butter pecan ice cream and it was AWESOME. Caramel sauce would've really topped it off, but it was sweet enough as is. I will be making this again, thanks!

Aug 03, 2004

I grew up knowing this is the recipe as "Aunt Nancy's Ice Cream Cake," the Aunt Nancy being my great aunt from Missouri. This is one of the first desserts I learned to make as a girl and is still a great option in summer. It is best made a day ahead. And make sure you get the toasted mixture nice and crunchy (but it burns fast!).

Feb 29, 2008

WOW. Amazing recipe. I prepared this recipe for a dinner with friends and everybody loved it. Everybody took a second piece. Super recommended.

Aug 17, 2006

This is delicious even if you are not a fan of coconut. I used the nondiary Soy Delicious instead of ice cream and no one noticed the difference.

Jun 30, 2009

Very good, and easy to make. I didn't need to toast the cereal mixture for 30 minutes, it was dark and crispy at about 22 minutes (maybe it's my oven, but just keep an eye on it). This would be good with hot fudge sauce on top too. Thanks!

Jun 25, 2009

made this for father day it was great.


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  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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