Raise your hand if you've ever given your kid a treat for using the potty. Yeah, me too, but this isn't that kind of post.
Raise your hand if you're a mom and you've tried to eat a snack without your children finding out. Yeah, me too.
Maybe your answer to “whatcha eatin', mommy” is “nothing, sweetie” (said while chomping on a brownie.) Maybe you wait until an hour after bedtime to have that ice cream bar. Or maybe, you've claimed you needed a little bit of extra “me time” on the toilet and snuck your cookies in to the bathroom (although all moms know potty privacy is never guaranteed.)
I am sharing a recipe so decadently good you might want to just plan to eat yours locked behind the bathroom door so that you don't have to give anyone else one single bite.
- 1 Package of double chocolate Oreos
- 1 half gallon of Breyers Samoa flavored ice cream, softened. Yes, Samoa as in Girl Scout Cookie flavored.
- 1 jar of Smucker's caramel sundae topping
- 1 tub of Cool Whip (and go for the full fat version, k? Cool Whip Lite or Cool Whip Free don't do this recipe justice and let's be real…it's not gonna make much difference
Crush the Oreos in to fine crumbs (reserve 3). I use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin, although I've been guilty of slamming the bag around my kitchen counter to relieve stress. If you do this, I recommend double bagging.
Assemble the cookie crumbs in the bottom of a rectangular cake pan and freeze for 30 minutes.
Spread the ice cream over the cookie crumb mixture with a spatula. This works best if the ice cream is pretty close to melted.
Drizzle the caramel topping over the ice cream, use a spatula to spread evenly
Freeze for 30 minutes.
Spoon the Cool Whip over the top of the desert. Chop two of the remaining Oreos in to coarse chunks and sprinkle over the top. Freeze until set – usually an hour will do it.
Thaw slightly before serving.
If you so choose, you can serve to family or take to a potluck (it's pretty enough but your badass factor will diminish if you spill your guts about how easy this is) but it's way more fun to eat this in secret while sitting on the top of the toilet at 10:30 at night. Oh, and the other cookie is for you to snarf while slapping this easy desert together. You totally deserve it.