Happy Fourth of July!

Ifile8551271716475s this year passing by incredibly fast, or is it just me?  I can hardly believe that the Fourth of July is already here!

For those of you in the USA, do you have special plans this year? I’m so happy that our three kids and their families will all be in Iowa for a small town Fourth of July–the usual cookout, family time, and fireworks.

Do you have special recipes that you make for the Fourth?  One that my husband always asks for is Buster Bar Dessert.  You’ve probably seen the recipe a dozen times already, but here it is!

IMG_5866So…can you share some of your favorite  recipes for the Fourth of July? I’d love to see them!

Wishing you all a wonderful celebration, but most of all, extending heartfelt thanks to those serving (or who have served) in our Armed Forces, and to their families who are at home.

Roxanne Rustand

Buster Bar Dessert

Hot  fudge sauce layer:
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cookie crust:
1 pkg Oreos, crushed
1/2 cup melted butter (not margarine)

 Filling and topping:
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream,
1  3/4 cups roasted Spanish peanuts
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip thawed
Reserved crumb mixture

Fudge sauce: Melt ½ cup  REAL butter in a saucepan, then add the evaporated milk, chocolate chips, and powdered sugar.  Bring to boil, and cook 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add vanilla, leave on counter to cool completely.

For crust:  mix the Oreos and ½ cup real butter, press into greased 9×13 pan.  Reserve ¾ cup of the crumb mixture for topping. Chill until firm.
Then  top with soft ice cream, smooth it out, freeze until firm.
Spread on the cool fudge sauce, distribute the peanuts, plop on the whipped topping and spread it like frosting, sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Cover tightly and freeze until firm.

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6 Responses to Happy Fourth of July!

  1. Teresa Hughes says:

    No special recipes for me. Mostly my husband cooks so I don’t use many recipes.

    I, unfortunately, have to work today. So we will probably just do some family games and eat dinner together when I get home.

    Hope you have a greath 4th!

  2. roxrustand says:

    How lovely that your husband cooks! Sounds like you will have a busy day. Happy Fourth of July, Teresa!

  3. Mona Kekstadt says:

    I have no special plans…and no special recipes…Happy 4th to you and your family..I’m going to make this dessert. Thank you for sharing. My husband is cooking on the grill. I cook all week.😃

  4. Happy Fourth of July to you, too! Hope you like the dessert!!

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