Linda’s Get Fat/Penny’s Get Skinny

In 4-Penelope (Penny) Flynt King 1949- on July 24, 2009 at 7:16 am

28 Oreo cookies smashed
1/4 cup melted margarine
Mix in 9 x 13 pan. Freeze.

1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream
Spread on top of mixture. Freeze.

1 c. sugar
1 sm can evap milk
1 t. vanilla

4 semi-sweet chocolate sq.
1 T. margarine

Cool Whip

(Editor’s note: What an ingredient list! Yum! My mama/Penny gave me a few more directions to explain what to do with them, and also sent the chart below that shows you how to double the recipe or substitute plain chocolate cookie crumbs. After you’ve done step one and the crust is all made and frozen, go on to step two and cut up the store-bought vanilla ice cream, to make it start to thaw and spread a little easier. Then place those chunks on top of the crust before you smooth the ice cream out. Skip to number four, and melt the chocolate squares with the butter; then add in the ingredients from number three, starting with the sugar and then going on to the vanilla and the milk. Pour the chocolate mixture over the ice cream and freeze again. For the regular-sized recipe, the Cool Whip should be the 8-oz. size. And once you spread it on top of the other layers, you have the option of sprinkling on chopped nuts to cover. Then freeze again.

Regarding the notes written in pencil, Aunt Penny/Mama says: “I think I’m making a note to tear the Oreo cookies and use the grater in my salad shooter, but I really am not sure what the scribble scrabble is.” I suppose all of us without salad shooters — imagine that for chocolate cookies! — could also follow the other note and crush them in a Ziploc.

As for the notes on the milk, which say that you can substitute one can of sweetened condensed milk for the evaporated milk and the sugar, Mama/Penny says: “Sometimes when cooking the fudge sauce, having the sugar in there can make it a bit grainy … really not noticeable that much.”

You guys may remember that some summers we have two versions of this recipe — one being the regular Linda’s Get Fat, and the other a version using some low-fat substitutions that I love to think of as “Penny’s Get Skinny.” Note that Mama/Penny says: “TOO low fat is not as good. I use low fat Cool Whip and low fat/ reduced fat Oreos, but that’s all — NOT the ice cream or butter.”)

  1. This receipe is like pure gold. Hopefully one day I’ll get to make it for my family!


  2. Yum Yum… I am coming when you make it!

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