Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Cook-off...

Butter Brickle Frozen Delight

We, here on Three On Food, have decided to do some joint-venture cooking! We thought every season it would be fun to try a recipe and then we could all comment on what we liked about the recipe, what we would do different, etc... all within the same post!!! So, Tara picked our first recipe that just screamed SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!! Yummmm.... Let's get cookin'....

Butter Brickle Frozen Delight
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (12 ounce) jar caramel topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup melted butter and white sugar until well mixed. Press into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake 6 minutes, until set. Cool completely. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter and pecans until well mixed. Lightly pat onto a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until light brown. Crumble while still hot. Cool completely. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in condensed milk until well blended. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan. Sprinkle half of the oat crumbles over the cheese mixture, and spread half of the caramel sauce over that. Repeat layers. Freeze until firm, remove pan sides and serve cold.

Tara... Okay, so when Kathy told me about her idea of doing this summer cook-off thing I thought "Cool, that sounds like fun!" but it just so happened that I had also embarked on another adventure of.... losing weight!!!! or shall I say "trying" to lose weight! I had been eying this recipe and had it saved in my Allrecipes box for a while and when Kathy said those magic words I knew the exact recipe I wanted to try. But, on my recipe I did everything low fat/low sugar as I could! and let me tell ya is was still awesome!!! So what I did next was when it was ready to be gobbled up I took a very small sliver just to have a few bites so I could tell how YUMMY it was and I gave all the rest away to my neighbors. Let me tell ya, they all loved me before but after my husband and I delivered this to all of them they loved me even MORE!! ;o) So, not only did we love this recipe but all my neighbors did as well! And the give away worked cause I lost 6lbs. on my first week of my weight loss journey!! Here's to continued success for me!!! Happy cooking!!!

Here's what I changed in the recipe:
  • substituted I can't believe it's not butter for butter.
  • 1/3 less fat cream cheese for regular cream cheese.
  • fat free sweetened condensed milk for regular sweetened condensed milk.
  • and I only used 1 (8oz) container of sugar free frozen whipped topping instead of the 12 oz of regular frozen whipped topping.

Kathy... We really liked this recipe, well almost all of us except for our 14 year old who can't eat nuts right now because he has an expander in his mouth!!! :( Hubby said it sort of tasted like popcorn!?! It was very good, but I'm not sure I'd ever make it again. There's nothing wrong with this recipe - I'm just a chocolate lover!!! If you love caramel - then this is the recipe for you!!! If you decide to make this one, here's some things you should know... I bought the 15oz. tub of Cool Whip and just didn't use it all. Also, I cooked my oats and nuts mixture the whole 15 minutes and ended up burning the ones on the edges. I also didn't spread my oats and nuts thin enough, so I felt like the ones in the middle didn't get toasted enough. If I were to do this again, I would just stir half-way through and keep a careful eye on them!

If you want to join in on our little Food Challenge... Try the recipe and leave us a comment and let us know what challenges you had or what changes you made! We'd love to hear from you :O)


Kristen Andrews said...

oh goodness every time I visit so much yumminess

teresa said...

oh wow, that looks SOOO good!

Kathy said...

Thanks Kristen & Teresa! It was pretty yummy :O)

Monica H said...

Holy smokes, this looks so good! I love that you three are baking/cooking together. I do a similar thing with a couple of my blogging friends and we really enjoy it.