Butterfinger Ice Cream Sundae with Hot Fudge Sauce
Author: Hot Fudge Sauce adapted from Cooks Illustrated, July 1997
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 27 mins
  • Ice cream:
  • 15 fun size candy bars, your choice
  • 28 ounces of your favorite ice cream brand and flavor, softened in refrigerator for 20 minutes
  • Hot fudge sauce:
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1 fun size candy bar per person
  1. For the ice cream:
  2. Place 10 candy bars in the bowl of a food processor fitted with metal blade. Spoon ice cream in. Top with 5 remaining candy bars.
  3. Pulse on/off until candy bars are mixed into ice cream. Return to ice cream carton and freeze until set.
  4. For the hot fudge sauce:
  5. Melt semisweet chocolate in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder until blended in. Set aside.
  6. Place sugar, salt, corn syrup, cream and water into a medium size saucepan. Cook on low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium high. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Turn off heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Cool for a couple of minutes. Whisk in chocolate mixture.
  8. For the topping:
  9. Smush the candy bar, while it is still in the wrapper.
  10. Once ice cream sets, spoon into a big bowl, top with lots of hot fudge sauce and then open the topping wrapper and sprinkle candy bar little pieces over the top.
  11. Betsy's tidbits:
  12. Another option for the ice cream is to incorporate the candy bars on a marble slab using two large spoons, similarly to how ice cream shops do it. The candy pieces will not be blended in as thoroughly as they would be in the food processor.
  13. Smushing the candy bar is a very technical term for pressing the candy bar to break it apart. The candy bar may be cut into pieces instead.
  14. Get creative with your sundae. If you want whipped cream, add it. Cherries, sprinkles, peanuts? The sky (or your stomach) is the limit!
Additional time is needed for the ice cream to set.
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