Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte
1 jar (12 1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
2 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
12 pecan shortbread cookies, crushed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup pecan halves, toasted
1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel topping and candy bars. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the candy bars are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool.
Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Chop 1/2 cup pecans; set aside. Spoon half of the butter pecan ice cream over the crust. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.
Spread half of the chocolate ice over top. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with the remaining chopped pecans.
Spoon remaining butter pecan ice cream around teh edge of the pan; spread remaining chocolate ice cream in center of pan. Cover and freeze over night.
Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Top with remaining pecan halves; drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce. Serve remaining caramel sauce.
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