Crazy Chocolate Shakes
- prep time10 min
- total time 15 min
- serves 3
This dessert is a hit with kids and the kid at heart.
1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy creamMilkshake
¾ cup whole milk
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
8 scoops chocolate ice creamAssembly
Various sprinkles, chocolate chips, marshmallows, candies and pretzel pieces, for decorating
Scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, for serving
Whipped cream (in cans), for topping
Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars or store-bought caramel brownies, broken into pieces, recipe follows
Caramel and strawberry sauces, for drizzling
Cherries, for toppingChocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars
Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the pan
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups regular or quick oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 ¾ sticks (14 tablespoons) cold salted butter, cut into pieces
2 13.5-oz cans dulce de leche (I used Nestle La Lechera)
About 1 cup Spanish peanuts
About 1 cup butterscotch chips
About 1 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Put the semisweet and bittersweet chocolate in a heatsafe bowl. Heat the cream until very hot in a saucepan and pour over the chocolate. Stir until melted and combined. Let cool.Milkshake
1. Put the milk, vanilla and chocolate ice cream and 1 cup of the ganache in a blender and blend until combined.Assembly
1. Spoon some ganache into large mason jars and spread on the sides. Spread some ganache around the rim of the jars. Dip the rims in sprinkles, chocolate chips, marshmallows and/or candies, or press on pretzels. Add a scoop of ice cream to each glass and pour in the blended milkshake. Squirt whipped cream onto the top of each glass and add pieces of the bars or brownies. Now go crazy and decorate the top with more whipped cream, ice cream, candies, etc. Drizzle with caramel or strawberry sauce and top with a cherry.Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.
2. Mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan and pat lightly to pack it slightly.
3. Bake until light golden brown on top and done in the middle, watching to make sure it doesn't burn, 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
4. Spoon the dulce de leche into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave to just slightly soften it, about 45 seconds. Scoop it on top of the oatmeal base and use an offset spatula to spread it out to the edges and into an even layer. Sprinkle on a layer of peanuts so that they completely cover the caramel and use your hands to gently press them into the caramel. Sprinkle on the butterscotch chips and mini chocolate chips in generous layers.
5. Note: The warmth of the cookie base and caramel should slightly soften the butterscotch and chocolate chips. When that happens, use your hands to very gently press the chips just enough to anchor them together (but not enough to misshape them). If the pan isn't warm enough, pop it into the oven for 30 seconds or so and gently press the chips to anchor them together.
6. Chill the bars for 2 to 3 hours to make them easy to slice. Remove them from the pan, place on a cutting board and use a long serrated knife to cut into small squares (they're rich!). Serve cold or at room temperature.