Buster Bar Dessert (copycat)

Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Desserts, Recipes | 55 comments

Buster Bar Dessert (copycat) grandparentsplus.com

Need a cool treat on a hot summer day? Then, this easy Buster Bar Dessert is just the ticket for you!

I love going to the Dairy Queen and getting a Buster Bar. They are so delicious! Want the same taste, but don’t have a Dairy Queen around? Make this dessert as it really mimics the Buster Bar tasty treat. You’ll love the sweet salty combination of fudge, caramel and peanuts, along with the crunch of the cookie crust, and the cool, creaminess of the ice cream. YUM! It’s a combination that’s hard to beat!

Buster Bar Dessert (copycat)


16 oz.  large pkg. Hydrox or Oreo cookies, crushed

1/4 c. butter

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream

1  1/2 c.  Spanish peanuts

Fudge Sauce:

1 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup evaporated milk

1/3 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Want a quick fudge sauce? Use a jar of Mrs. Richardson’s Hot Fudge Sauce

Caramel Sauce-  I use Smucker’s Caramel. I don’t use the whole jar;  just drizzle some over the fudge.

Frozen whipped topping


Mix  crushed cookies together with the butter and pat into a 9 x 13 pan. (save a handful for the top of the dessert)

Freeze until firm.

Spoon slightly softened ice cream over the cookie crumb base. Pack well and place in freezer. This is much easier when you open the carton all the way and slice off sections of ice cream to put over the crust.

Fudge Sauce:

Combine powdered sugar, milk, chips, butter, and boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from head, add vanilla and cool.

Sprinkle peanuts over ice cream and pour cooled fudge sauce over all. ( or jar of Hot Fudge sauce) Drizzle with the caramel sauce, too. Return to the freezer.

Spread whipped topping over the top and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze.


Buster Bar Dessert (copycat) grandparentspllus.com

Yes, just like a Dairy Queen Buster Bar!

This dessert is hard to resist!

Serves 12-15

Buster Bar Dessert (copycat) grandparentsplus.com

Enjoy!  (I know you will)


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  1. Oh, heavens! This looks amazing. Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  2. YUM….shared! Thanks for posting on Moonlight & Mason Jars

  3. Phyllis I featured you this week at bloggers-brags-weekly-pinterest-party! Thank you for an inspiring dessert – one more thing to add to the summer bucket list!

    • Thanks so much! I appreciate it!

  4. Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

    • What a nice compliment! Thanks!

  5. Yummo! That looks very decadent and very delicious. Thanks for sharing your post at the #sundaysdownunder link up. I’ve pinned your recipe!

    Best wishes and hope to see you again tomorrow.
    Natasha in Oz

    • Yea! Thanks for pinning!

  6. Hi Phyllis – I am making this next week. We no longer have a DQ near us – can’t wait to take that Buster bar goodness once again – thanks so much for sharing this amazing dessert! With a smile from Tampa, FL Carlyn 🙂

    • In some places it’s hard to find a DQ. Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to visit!

  7. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this recipe at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. This is on my to-make-as-soon-as-possible list! I hope you continue participating in my link party.


    • I just ate the last piece!

  8. I have this same dessert in a church cookbook, and I make it for my mom for her birthday often. I just haven’t gotten around to blogging it yet. Super yummy!

    • Yes, it is an old recipe! Oldie, but goodie!

  9. Oh this looks amazing! Featuring when my party opens tonight!

    • Yea! Thank you! I’ll be there!

  10. Oh my gosh, this looks dangerous and delicious! Who doesn’t love oreos as a crust? I have to surprise the kids with this one some night this summer. Thank you for sharing over at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned it on our Bloggers Brags board.

    • It is both dangerous and delicious! YUM! Thanks for pinning!

  11. Nom nom nom! PInned!!

    • Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  12. Oh yum! I am probably weird but I really like “hot fudge” served cold like in this dessert. I prefer the texture when it’s thick and kinda chewy!

    • Really good! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it!

  13. Oh my goodness Phyllis. I’m drooling all over my keyboard. How delicious does that look? Thanks so much for linking your recipe up to Thriving on Thursdays last week. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Keep em coming!

    Anne xx

    • Thanks so much for the feature! I just ate a piece last night! YUM!

  14. Looks wonderful! I don’t know why I even try to diet. Food is just too good.

    • Take just a little! 🙂

  15. Holy cow…is this illegal? LOL 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Perhaps if you’re on a diet! So good, though!

  16. This looks like a great Buster Bar. I really appreciate you sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a good week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. This looks yummy. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I have always been a fan of the Buster Bar! This dessert looks amazing! I’d love for you to share it this week at my Creative Ways Link Party! It goes live on Wednesday at 8pm! Hope to see you there.

    • Thanks and I’ll be there!

  19. Thanks for sharing this Bar Dessert! on Dream Create and Inspire Party

  20. I think I gained ten pounds just from reading this post! This dessert sounds fantastic. Thanks for posting! I linked over from Common Ground.

    • Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the dessert, then work out!

  21. Love this shirt project. We made these t-shirts with our young children about 18 years ago. We’re going to try it again this year since we’ve outgrown the old t’s and still have younger sibs.

  22. Wow, this looks fabulous!! Thanks for adding your flair to the #funsummerfinds linkup!


    • Thanks, it is fabulous!

  23. Phyllis, no-bake is definitely the way to go for summer! Thanks for joining the #funsummerfinds linkup party! Have a happy 4th!


    • This will keep you cool!

  24. Yum! As a kid Dairy Queen was always a super special treat we would get when my grandparents were visiting. This would bring back such fun memories!

    • One of my fun memories as a kid was getting ready for bed, hopping in the car, and going to the DQ for a special treat in our pajamas!

  25. Buster Bars are the bomb! This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing, visiting fro Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesdays!

  26. Never had a Buster Bar from Dairy Queen but why go now? This is so easy and looks so good. Pinned!

    • Did I just take some business away from Dairy Queen? HA! Thanks for pinning!

  27. My husband loves the Buster Bar from DQ! I’ll have to make this for him for something special!

  28. Looks absolutely amazing.. Thank you so much for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  29. Yummy, I can not wait to try this out. As for Dairy Queen I love them and I am so happy they are finally coming back into my area as I missed not having one close by!!

    • This dessert should hold you over until they get closer to you 🙂


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