Your hips won’t thank you, but your tastebuds will!

I must first mention that it is apparent to me that yesterday’s blog post left everyone just speechless! No comments! NOT! A! ONE!

Did I break the internet?

Well, maybe this will jump start your engines!

If I were to do a regular recipe posting, you would notice that they all tend to be for desserts. When I look at a cookbook, I get so bored with all of the chicken and the roasts and the pork… Protein? Overrated! Show me the sweet stuff! Who needs dinner when you can just head straight towards dessert?!

Alright, I do eat dinner. But only to set a good example for my kids.

If I had it my way, I’d eat stuff like this all day long:

Turtle Dessert
(thank you, Southern Living!)


17 ice-cream sandwiches
1 (12.25-ounce) jar caramel sauce
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3/4 cup Hot fudge topping, heated


Place 8.5 ice-cream sandwiches in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Spread caramel sauce evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup pecans. Top with 2 cups whipped topping and remaining ice-cream sandwiches. Spread remaining whipped topping evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Cover and freeze at least 2 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; cut into squares. Drizzle with warm hot fudge sauce.

Makes 10 servings

And by the way, I give you ALL permission to skip dinner and go straight for this.

Oh, heck — have some for breakfast too!


  1. http://stacey says

    if i was not in a weight-loss contest (won the first week and have lost 7.5 pounds in 3 weeks!), i would be so all over this! however, i did need a dessert for our church ladies’ night on thursday and this may be the winner!! thanks!

  2. Oh no! Sorry about yesterday, Karla! My computer has problems right now, which is really a pain in the butt.
    That recipe sounds TOO DARN TASTY.

  3. http://Magnaniminity says


    {ahem} I leave people speechless a lot more frequently than that!

  4. http://Kelli says

    Looks like John has a few extra things to get at the store. Ugh :)

  5. http://crafty%20carolinagirl says

    I could have stopped on the 17 ice cream sandwiches!

    What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have a recipe like that, but instead of caramel and hot fudge – there are crushed heath bars. It’s great – I’ll have to try your version too!

  7. http://Mary%20B says

    What else is there to say but, yum. Serve it once, hide the rest from the children (don’t lie I know everyone does it:)

  8. http://Kimmy says

    I have a similar recipe, but there is no caramel. I’m going to try your version soon.

  9. http://Megan%20(FriedOkra) says

    Hee hee. Only if you can magically make the calories not count, missy!

  10. http://Susanne says

    Yum, I make this except not with the caramel and pecans. I’m definitely putting those in next time.

  11. http://Mocha%20with%20Linda says

    Oh, wow. My jeans got tighter just reading it!!

  12. http://Terri%20Sue says

    What a shame, I’m the only one who would like this!

    Be blessed!

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