Saturday, 24 May 2014

Butter Brickle Dessert

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This brings me back to my childhood.

It's one of those recipes that instantly reminds me of my mom, and the sweet smells of her baking up another one of her delicious desserts.

This one is an oldie but a goodie. It's called Butter Brickle, and it's ridiculously good.

One of those recipes that actually comes from a cookbook (a COOKBOOK!) old cookbook with pencil marks, sticky finger marks and crinkled pages. Well loved. Well used. If you've never tried this dessert before YOU MUST. It's so delicious and so so easy to make. I swear you'll love it. It's the perfect summer dessert (ice cream in the middle = summer time bliss). And the best part is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in your freezer until you're ready to serve it--if you have the willpower to not take a fork to it beforehand, that is.  

Please try it. You'll love it--I promise. It's sooo yummy!!

Here is how you make it:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 sticks of margarine (1/2 cup)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 jar caramel sauce
1-2 pints vanilla ice cream

Melt margarine (I used butter). Add flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and chopped pecans into large mixing bowl. Mix well with wooden spoon.

Pat thin on a large cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 15mins.

It should look like this (below) when it is fully cooked.

 Crumble while hot and spread HALF on bottom of 9" by 13" pan (I used a smaller dish and split the recipe in half since I knew we didn't need a huge pan for the amount of people I was making this for).

Drizzle 1/2 jar of caramel topping over crumbs.

Spread the ice cream over top.

Put the remaining crumbs on top of the ice cream

Drizzle the rest of the caramel sauce on top, cover the dish with saran wrap and freeze.

Leave in freezer for a couple of hours so that the ice cream can harden again, then dig in!!


Enjoy your weekend everyone,
Love Erica xo


  1. You're right Erica - who need cookbooks these days when we have the internet, especially Pinterest (!), but I still have all my Best of Bridge books (recognized the picture) and will never part with them. Thanks for jogging my memory of this old favourite summer (or anytime) desserts. It's a definite keeper!

  2. Jane, I know..I barely ever use cookbooks anymore with everything that you can find online, thank goodness for the internet! :) But this one is definitely a keeper, I agree!


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