11/25/09

Chocolate Sundae Dessert (Chocolate Ice Box Dessert)

The word "ice box dessert" is an instant throw back to the 30's and 40's in my mind. It's a term I often see in my old church cookbook collections but it's one that doesn't have the 'yummy' connotations today as the term did back then. It's dated and the term 'ice box' just screams 'old fashioned'.

So when it comes to a recipe entitled "Chocolate Ice Box Dessert" by someone's great-great-grandmother, you may want to give it a second glance and not pass by so quickly just because it doesn't sound appealing. Instead, let's pretend it says; Heavenly Chocolate Dessert. Chocolate Dream. Chocolate Sundae Dessert. Any chocolate recipe name you want to call it! This is a very, very old recipe, but like most old recipes that are still around... there is a reason for it.

Chocolate Sundae Dessert

1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup butter (not margarine)
2 eggs
1 small can chocolate syrup
4 ounces marshmallows
¾ cup broken nuts
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla
Graham cracker crumbs


Cover bottom of 8x12 pan with cracker crumbs. Mix sugar and butter. Add eggs and chocolate syrup; beat very well. Fold in marshmallows, quartered, nuts, vanilla. Fold in cream. Pour into crust. Refrigerate overnight.
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