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Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar Dessert Recipe

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If you have ever tried a Buster Bar from Dairy Queen and wanted to know how to recreate them at home…you are in luck!  Today I am going to share how to make a Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar Dessert recipe that is in the form of an ice cream pie.  With layers of goodness like Oreo crust, vanilla ice cream, fudge and peanuts there are so many things to fall in love with.  It is the perfect summer dessert!  

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Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe, by Top US dessert blog Practically Homemade

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What is a Buster Bar?

A Buster Bar is a Dairy Queen classic served on a stick.  Starting with their soft serve vanilla ice cream, layers of fudge and peanuts but it is the dip in chocolate coating that wraps it up perfectly!

The combination of sweet chocolate and ice cream with the slight saltiness and crunch of the peanuts is impeccable.  I will admit that eating them from a stick is a ton of fun.

However, making this Buster Bar Dessert is awesome because it can feed a crowd.  Serve this ice cream pie dessert at your next summer dinner and watch it disappear.

Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe, by Top US dessert blog Practically Homemade

Ingredients Needed

  • Oreo Cookies-The perfect chocolate cookie to create the crust of this ice cream pie.
  • Butter-Melted and then added to the cookie crumbs to hold them together.
  • Fudge Sauce-Layered in the middle to give a wonderful flavor and beautiful silky texture too.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream-Use a good quality vanilla ice cream.
  • Peanuts-A lightly salted peanut goes perfectly here.
  • Magic Topping-To give you the same texture as the chocolate coating on the original Buster bar.

How to make Dairy Queen’s Buster Bar Dessert Recipe

  1. Set the vanilla ice cream out to soften. While it softens, combine the Oreo cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Press it into a springform pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Spread half of the softened ice cream on the crust and smash flat.
  3. Pour the fudge over ice cream and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle half of the peanuts in an even layer.
  4. Scoop the remaining ice cream and press flat. Sprinkle the remaining half of the peanuts and drizzle with Magic Shell chocolate sauce. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Steps for making Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe, by Top US dessert blog Practically Homemade

Dairy Queen Ice Cream Dessert Tips

  • Lightly grease the springform pan before adding the crust.  Doing this will ensure that the crust doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Leave the vanilla ice cream out while the crust is refrigerating so that it can soften.  This will make it much easier to manipulate the ice cream and get nice even layers.
  • Work quickly or freeze between layers.  Otherwise the ice cream will start to melt through the sides of the springform pan.
  • Don’t chop the peanuts.  Leave them in the whole {or halves} pieces that they are in when you purchase them.  Otherwise you will not get the texture you expect from the original Buster Bar.

Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe, by Top US dessert blog Practically Homemade

Variations for this Buster Bar Dessert

Crust-

Use a different kind of cookie to change up the crust.  A Vanilla Wafer, chocolate chip cookie, shortbread or Golden Oreo would all be great options.

Ice Cream-

If vanilla ice cream doesn’t get you excited then use whatever kind of ice cream you love.  A good chocolate ice cream would be delicious and not compete with the other flavors.

When you don’t want to play it safe, try a cookie dough ice cream or peanut butter cup.

Nuts-

Some people are allergic to peanuts and so you can go with a different variety or leave them out and replace them with chocolate chips.  Almonds, pistachios or pecans would all taste amazing on this Buster Bar Pie.

Do I have to use a Springform Pan?

A springform pan works great for this Buster Bar dessert because of the removable ring around the edge of the pan.  However, if you don’t have one then this can easily be made in a 9″ pie plate.

Buster Bar Dessert Storage

This Buster Bar Dessert needs to be frozen.  You can remove it a few minutes before serving but not much more before that.  The ice cream needs to stay frozen in order to get the great texture.

Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe, by Top US dessert blog Practically Homemade

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Dairy Queen's Buster Bar Dessert Recipe

If you love Dairy Queen's Buster Bars then you will go crazy for this Buster Bar dessert inspired by Dairy Queen.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 723kcal
4.63 from 8 votes
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Ingredients

Oreo Cookie Crust

  • 2 ¼ cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • cup butter {melted}

Ice Cream Pie

  • 1 cup fudge sauce
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ cups peanuts {lightly salted}
  • 7.5 ounces Magic Topping

Instructions

  • Set the vanilla ice cream out to soften. While it softens combine the Oreo cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Press it into a springform pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Spread half of the softened ice cream on the crust and smash flat. Pour the fudge over ice cream and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with half of the peanuts in an even layer.
  • Scoop the remaining ice cream and press flat. Sprinkle with remaining half of the peanuts and drizzle with Magic Shell chocolate sauce. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 6mg
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