This was my all-time favorite dessert growing up. My mom didn’t make it often, so it was a special dessert and why it was so highly coveted by me. Of course, the Oreo crust certainly helped it gain my affection. As did the rich, decadent homemade chocolate sauce. Put it all together — it was a real treat.
It’s not a difficult dessert to make, but you can’t whip together and serve it immediately either. And it’s really, really important to follow the directions. When it says to stir constantly, you should stir constantly. I didn’t and let’s just say I made a big, big mess. And I didn’t make a mess in my own kitchen. Oh no! I made it my Mom’s pristine kitchen. Oops.
Another helpful tip is when you make this absolutely delectable dessert to share with others — you must use proper plates and silverware, assuming you want to be able to do more than admire how lovely the dessert looks. Paper plates and plastic silverware don’t work.
If your family or guests don’t like peanuts or have peanut allergies, save a few Oreos to crumble on top in place of the peanuts. Otherwise, this is a kid and adult approved recipe and one you’ll make again and again.