Today’s post goes out to my beautiful mom for Mother’s Day!
She is pretty much a rockstar. In addition to being an incredible artist (remember when newspaper fashion ads used to be hand-sketched — yep, that was her!), she is also a super savvy businesswoman and has built an amazing company designing cross-stitch patterns for about 15 years. (Fun fact – it’s named Lizzie*Kate after my sister, Sarah Elizabeth, and me, Alison Kate.) But then she also lives this amazing life outside of work, being a serious road-biker with my dad, volunteering weekly to run a really cool group for young Latino moms, traveling to really cool places, and of course…whipping up all sorts of deliciousness in the kitchen. Even with a busy schedule, she made it a point when we were growing up to make mealtimes a meaningful priority, and taught my sister and I the value of healthy, homecooked meals. And…the joy of desserts. :)
More than anything, she has been an amazing mother, and a great wife to my dad for 34 years and counting. She is a total inspiration to me, and grateful for everything I have learned from her. And forever changed by her love. She’s the best!
And as a fun shout out, thought I would share a toffee ice cream pie that we used to make together back in the day. It celebrates one of our favorite indulgences — the oh-so-delicious Heath Bar! And it also features a yummy Oreo crust, and lots of hot fudge and caramel drizzle. Super-easy and super-yummy. You’ll love it.
Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I love you, Mom!!
You will love this delicious Heath Bar Ice Cream Pie recipe! It’s delicious, chocolate-y, and can be prepared in about 5 minutes!
25 Oreo cookies
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
1.5 quarts Heath Bar or toffee ice cream, softened (**see tip for homemade toffee ice cream**)
1 (12 oz.) bag miniature Heath Bars, crumbled into small pieces
hot fudge sauce, for topping
hot caramel sauce, for topping
Finely ground the Oreos in a food processor. (You can also do this by hand by placing the Oreos in a thick plastic bag, and then use a rolling pin to crush them.) Stir the melted butter in with the Oreo until it is evenly mixed. Transfer to a 9-inch pie crust, and press the mixture into the sides to make an even crust.
Spoon the softened ice cream into the crust, and then use a spoon or spatula to even out the top. Sprinkle with the crumbled Heath bars, and then freeze for 2-4 hours or until ice cream is solid.
Serve drizzled with caramel and hot fudge sauce.
If you cannot find toffee ice cream, you can buy vanilla ice cream and mix additional toffee bars and caramel sauce into the ice cream when softened.
This recipe would also be terrific with Twix or Snickers bars!
Your mother sounds amazing, this is such a sweet tribute to her. The pie is mouthwatering, too!
your mother sounds bitter
So THAT’s what you did with all of those Heath bars from instagram! ;-) This looks amazing!
Love this pie, but love you more!!!
This looks incredible, I’ll be making it this week! My mouth is watering!
Happy mother’s day! And what a wonderful way to celebrate. This looks like an amazing pie, although you can’t even call it pie. It’s pie on crack!
You look just like your mom!
What a lovely pie and dedication to your mom, who sounds like a wonderful woman. It’s amazing how much, as a young woman, she looked like you do now. You’re beautiful ladies!
Girl, you guys are identical! So, so beautiful!
and you might make me eat dessert after all. I’LL DO IT I WILL.
Wow…that is one decadent dessert…can’t wait to try it out! :)
That pie looks amazing and oh so easy with no baking which makes it an amazing summer treat as I am always looking for no bake treats.
Ohmigawd! You look exactly like your mum! And what a sweet gift….I was eyeing the title a little suspiciously. “Health bar” and “ice-cream” and “pie”, all in the same sentence. It’s directed straight at women like me.
I learned about your food website from that of your Mom’s. I am an avid cross stitcher and fan of her designs….all of you need to see her cross stitch patterns. Two peas in a pod…you and your Mom and your clever ideas !!
LOVE this post – such sweet words for your mom who sounds like one amazing woman. And this Heath Bar Ice Cream Pie is absolutely incredible!
Aww your mom really IS a rockstar! Such a sweet post…and a fabulous recipe to go along with it! This pie…I need.
What a touching tribute to your mother! This ice cream pie sounds fabulous!!!
I lost my mom this year. She was a wife of 46 years and the best mom ever. I am always so touched to read and see that others share the kind of love and grateful mess we had for each other.
Thank you for this!
I’ll tell you in a few hours how it comes out!
It’s going to be yummy because of Oreos, ice cream and Heath bar crunch! Chocolate syrup too!
I have a thick Oreo bottom layer, about an 1 1/2 inch layer of ice cream topped with heath bar crunch and drizzle of chocolate syrup!