Homemade Buster Bar Dessert Recipe

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In addition to the delicious strawberry delight dessert we had this summer in Nebraska, Mr. Mom Endeavors’ Mom introduced us to another frozen treat, only this one is a nod to the classic DQ buster bars. And, oh my goodness all, it’s so good! This homemade buster bar dessert is a definite crowd-pleaser! Buster Bar DessertIt’s salty & sweet, rich, chocolately, frozen goodness. And thankfully, because it is rich, a 9×13 pan of it goes a long way! Perfect for parties, group events, or just keeping a pan in the freezer. Deliciously good!

Homemade Buster Bar Dessert Recipe

Buster Bar Dessert Recipe


  • 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1.5 C salted peanuts
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2/3 C chocolate chips
  • 1.5 C evaporated milk
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Buster Bar Dessert


  1. Mix crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan. Stick in the freezer for a few minutes to harden up.
  2. Spread softened (just soft enough to spread, but not all melty) ice cream on top of the hardened cookie layer.
  3. Top with salted peanuts and return to the freezer.
  4. While those layers are in the freezer, make the topping (*note: if you do not want to make the topping from scratch, I’m sure you could substitute for a jar of fudge topping). For the topping, boil the sugar, chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and butter in a small sauce pan for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool & stir in 1 tsp vanilla.
  5. Let cool completely, then spread over ice cream and peanuts. Freeze.
  6. Let freeze completely (at least a few hours) and then serve. Serving tip – run the knife under hot water first before slicing.


Homemade buster bar dessert recipe

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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