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Candy Cane Crunch Cake

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Sweet, creamy, frozen candy cane cake! MORE + LESS -

Buns In My Oven
September 20, 2016


box Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars
cup flour
cup brown sugar
tablespoons butter, melted
cups vanilla ice cream, softened
candy canes, finely crushed


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • 2
    Add granola bars to a food processor and process to fine crumbs. Add the flour, brown sugar, and melted butter. Pulse to combine.
  • 3
    Spread granola onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Press half of the granola into a parchment-lined 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  • 5
    In a large bowl, stir together softened ice cream and crushed candy canes. Spread ice cream over granola. Top with remaining granola and gently press it into the ice cream to form the top crust.
  • 6
    Cover with foil and freeze 4 hours before serving.

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More About This Recipe
  • Did you know that there are people out there that only eat ice cream in the summer?

    I know. It’s strange.

    I mean, I get where they’re coming from. It’s cold out and ice cream just makes you even colder. But seriously. Surely you have heat in your house? And it’s warm and toasty in there? Where you’ll be eating the ice cream? Yeah. I thought so.

    So let’s make some frozen crunch cake! It’s a fun way to dress up a carton of boring old vanilla ice cream and only takes about 20 minutes of hands-on time.

    First, you’ll crush some Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars. Basically, this means that you can eat this cake for breakfast now. Granola. It’s breakfast food.

    Mix it with some sugar, flour, and butter and bake it up. Just try not to devour it straight outta the oven.

    Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan.

    Grab your boring vanilla ice cream and mix it up with some finely crushed candy canes. It’ll turn all frosty and pink and delicious looking.

    Carefully spread the ice cream over the granola.

    Top with the remaining granola and gently press it in to form the top crust.

    Freeze for a few hours and then devour.

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