Snickers Ice Box Cake

I am not actually in the mood to write... my mind has one hundred thousand things running at the same time.. at the age of 43 i shud by now be starting to take it easy but with two kids and a huge age gap between them i just hv to brace myself going thru it..

Kids.. why do we constantly talk abt them.. why do couples 'argue' abt their kids.. i dont know abt other families but in my family we are like that.. perhaps my hubs is that kind of person.. to me.. he has this certain "expectation".. to him .. he wants the best for his children.. so much so that I began to wonder.. is he too strict with them or perhaps I hv mellowed down.. i remember when Hairi was young.. i got mad abt little things.. things that to me right now is just petty issues.. maybe its the age thingy? i dont know..

I see more and more of him in Sonia and i dont even know if thats good or bad.. the drive that she has... her impatience towards certain things is worrying me.. as for Hairi.. sigh.. at the age of 21.. he shud be much more responsible of what hes doing.. simple things like having to wake him up several times in the morning to go to school drives hubs up the wall.. i wonder. is it so difficult to go back to his routine of having to wake up early in the morning like when he was in the army??

Kids... no matter what.. they are our flash and blood.. every parents will go extra mile for them... even if it means having to put everything else on hold.. even if it means u hv to argue with ur partner bec of them.. that is life.. to this day.. I am still waiting for that big book on growing up kids to fall fm sky down to me and am hoping I will get the husband manual with it! blahhhh i shud stop now..

Anyway i did this Ice Box Cake three days ago.. had wanted to take pics earlier but was out of time.. took it out of my pan .. sliced it into two to get the 4x8" size.. had difficulty slicing em since the top is full of snickers.. (heed my advice.. the next time ure gonna serve Ice Box Cake to ur guest.. slice ur frozen cake and place cut snickers last.. saves u the trouble.. also this cake doesnt stay long at room temp.. its an ice cream cake Rima! duhh ).. Recipe i got it fm Bakers Royale..

Snickers Icebox Cake
Makes one 8×8 cake or two 4×8 cake loafs

16 whole graham crackers - try to get graham crackers cos it has a totally diff texture then ur typical other crackers..

2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 cups cold whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cups dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cups creamy peanut butter

Caramel sauce
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons water
4 tablespoon butter
¼ c heavy cream

Ganache pouring sauce
2/3 cups dark chocolate
1 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
4-5 tablespoons water, warm
12-14 mini Snickers, chopped

To make pudding
Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk in a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Transfer mixture to a heat proof bowl and place over (not on) simmering water for approximately 20-25minutes stirring occasionally. Pudding is ready when it it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and leave ribbons when pudding is drizzled on top of itself.
Add vanilla to mixture. Split mixture in half and add chocolate to one half and whisk to combine. Add peanut butter to remaining half and whisk to combine.

To make caramel sauce
Place sugar and water into a saucepan over medium low heat and stir the until sugar has dissolved. Dissolve any crystals forming on the side with a wet pastry brush.
Once sugar has dissolved increase heat to high.
At this point do not stir the mixture directly. Now and then, using the handle, give the pot a swirl to keep the mixture moving. The mixture will start to bubble after a minute or so.
Once the mixture starts to turn a light golden shade, add the butter and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble wildly. Whisk to combine (bubbles will subside upon cooling). Set aside to cool completely.

To make ganache pouring sauce
Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over simmering water. Let chocolate and cream sit for 2-3 minutes to melt without stirring. Then slowly stir mixture to combine. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached. Set aside and let sauce cool to warm.

To assemble
Create a foil sling by placing a piece foil in the pan with a 1 inch overhang on each side.
Place graham crackers side-by-side until bottom of pan is covered. Spread a thin layer of chocolate pudding on top. Place second layer of graham cracker on top of chocolate pudding. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter pudding on top. Continue alternating layers with chocolate and peanut butter pudding while separating each pudding layer with a graham cracker layer.
Pour cooled caramel sauce on top and set aside to set. Pour cooled ganache sauce on top and add chopped Snickers on top. Finish with caramel and chocolate drizzle.
Place cake in refrigerator or freezer for at least 8 hours to set or overnight. (Freezer will create a pudding texture closer to ice cream).

A few notes:
The recipe yields one 8×8 cake. For the picture I sliced the cake in half for two cake loaves.
Variations: Change out the graham cracker for chocolate ones. Switch out the peanut butter with Nutella for a Nutella Icebox Cake. For a Twix version replace the peanut butter with some homemade caramel or melt down some Kraft caramels for a caramel pudding and then top with chopped Twix instead of Snickers.
Cake can be fully assembled and kept in freezer or refrigerator for up two days.
I froze my cake for a more ice cream like texture and it also makes for nice clean slices.

Bef i go.. i wud like to tell u a little story abt this cake.. a cake that was ordered by Noora fm Shah Alam for her bro whos a doc at KK hospital here.. she had planned this surprise bday cake on her bro's actual birth date but I was swamped with orders that she decided to surprise her bro two days ago.. was a sweet moment and his reaction was priceless.. so to Noora.. ty for ur order and the trust that u hv in me..i hope ur bro likes his cake and macs.. to Zarinah.. ty for the macs order.. i hope ur girl had a blast 17th bday.. ty for being my silent reader for the past 3yrs.. :p

Life.. am blessed to be part of so many lives thru the blogger world.. it doesnt matter if its just thru email or thru comments or thru fb or even thru phone.. I am happy to know that I hv touched so many ppl just by blogging.. to this hamba Allah.. stay strong Auntie.. i know someday ur daughter will realise that a mother's love can never be replaced ..

Ok peeps i hv to get going.. i am at home this morning sinply bec my body is telling me to rest.. its going to be a long day today but thats ok cos this evening we will be attending hubs Co dinner & dance.. last year he went in as a red indian.. this year?? hehehe.. its Karneval night so we are supposed to wear colourful n funny hats .. what is Rima gonna wear? hehe

See you all in Bali!!! Can't wait....


ninazsyafinaz said...

Kids is always a kids. :) Good Morning sis .:)

Anie said...

Ooohhh kak Rima woooiii. Asik ingat camera aja ke? Sampai kan anak sendiri dah jadi 'flash' and blood hehehehz. Jgn marah ahhhh Rima ;)

Bwk byk2 bersabar. I think girls at Sonia's age mmg takde ada kesabaran. Jannah pun ni ada sikit impatient. Mmg I pun nak salahkan bapak dia kot hehehez. My youngest bro pulak, sama age dgn Hairi. Dia pun dua kali dolmat bila part kena kejut bgn. Jadi takde kelainan apa2 ur family dgn org lain. Harap2 byk bersabar.

Santai jer dkt Bali nanti wooohhhoo ;) Jap2 nak jilat itew ganache & caramel yg dah meleleh2 dkt tepi snickers cake ni dulu hehehez.

Aishamirafiq said...


TErgoda tgk itu kek.... Nak sikit...hehehe

Btw, u tk nampak mcm 43....u look very young!!!

Yan said...

Hi Rima! Lama beno tak comment anything. The cakes looks delish. What's that thing u put on top? Cocoa nibs?

Ribbon and Circus said...

K Rima,

LOL @ husband manual. My husband may need a wifey manual then he he I have that kind of "expectation" thingy too and hubs always reminds me to chill out.

Perhaps it's just another phase of life. Everybody is changing and hopefully they'll change towards the better. That's what I keep telling myself. Dont worry too much k.

Have EXTRA fun in Bali! go body-boarding, surfing.. 43 is just a number ;) cewah.

Rima said...

Yep.. I was for a long time until I was forced to grow up! Hehe

Rima said...

Muahahahaha Alamak! Flash camera tak per.. Jgn flashing sua hahaha.. Akan ku correct later..

Memang dah byk bersabar lah ni.. Jadi orang tengah tak shiok tau.. Jadi orang tepi nanti kita jugak yg di salah kan.. Susah tugas seorang isteri n mama mithali ni hahahah

Rima said...

Alamak where got.. I'm 43 dahhh.. Most important harus look younger than my hubs hehehe

Nak cake boleh.. Hv to eat on the spot if not habis meleleh

Rima said...

It's mini snickers yg I belah jadi 4

Sufaini Bidin said...

cant wait to see ur dinner pic kak rima

Rima said...

Muahahaha body boarding.. Surfing?? Ya adooo.. How to.. Nak mandi tepi lantai pakai kain pelekat ni.. Itew kain can act as floaters hahahah

Chill out.. My fav word.. I hv learn a lot along the way.. Maybe I need a wifey manual too but first pls let me hv hubby's manual.. Hehe

Rima said...

Dinner pic .. Am not too sure but I will share my Bali pics :)

Yan said...

Rima, not the snickers ice box cake, the cake with ganache on top. u sprinkled something that looks like cocoa nibs. what is that?

Anonymous said...

Dont Worry so much Rima. Sometimes we worry too much.

Try to just ignore Hairi's wake up time for one week. I am sure if he is late to school, he will learn his lesson and start to get up on time himself :)


Rima said...

that is fm valrhona.. tak tahu aper they called it.. sedap!

Rima said...

honestly i am not.. i believe they will learn fm their own mistake..

Anonymous said...

First, I like the look of that cake but looking at the recipe, I rather just drool.

Second, I like this post. My salute to you, baker mom. Like you, I am less strict than the missus. I guess, so long spouses understand parenting middle ground and not letting things get out of hand, that's just fine :)

Yan said...

ha ha... puas mengodek pakcik google. i thinks its called 'french chocolate sprinkles'. *drooling*

Ayu said...

Assalam Rima,
dah lama tak tinggalkan jejak kat sini..hari nilah baru dapat singgah sini..kita naik basikal 3 roda dari semalam, buat kunjungan balas..terkayuh2 basikal..

I think hairi ni sikit lebih kurang macam my second son..tiap2 pagi kalau kejut dia nak pergi sekolah..punyalah susah..berpeluh2 dibuatnya..mesti nak kena geletek banyak kali at least 5 minit duduk kat tepi katil tu tau..paham2 ajelah pagi2 kan sibuk nak masak air, nak solat nak siapkan breakfast..kadang2 mula2 kejut pelan sampai dah penat terpekik aku pagi2 buta dengar suara makcik kejutkan anak dia..hahaha..

Anyway, nice looking ice box cake..lelehan tu tak sanggup mak..
Thank you dear Rima for being suppotive during my down kemarin tu..appreciate so much for being my friend..thanks again..

KG said...

i lemah lutut tgk this dessert i love snickers!....yeah now i know what u mean tak dak camera, am missing my camera too, baru seminngu in workshop! enjoy your bali jakarta trip ya!

Messy Mummy said...

I feel you.. Sbb my mom always cakap benda2 cenggini w me. like.. whats wrong with you guys. dah besar mcm tak besar2. hahaha...

husband manual? lol. i wish we have all. husband/wife/kids/parents manual.. like seriously that would help :)

nway kRima.. chill ya! go with the flow and just have 'fun' with it..

owh bdw.. ur snickers icebox cake looks delish.. can i have some? :D

juliana said...

Hi sis i believe ur children will change with time past by...i think most parent will experience this kind of attitude right....anyway no pain no gain....cheers sis rima melati hehe.. mkn that ice box cake im sure u will cool down right....

Miss Cool said...

chill lah.kalau susah tu normal, klu senang sgt budak2 ni,,, hah tu memang meragukan. hahaha.
u know what k.rima i read ur blog 2 yrs plus. all pics memang touch my eyes but then when i read about u pegi beraya rumah atuk hairi kat pontian with your family i really touch my heart.
there are soooo many nice people kat dunia ni kan. Yg bole baik2 dgn org, yg bole sikit lebih kurang dgn org lain.

Christine said...

I think Asian kids in general are spoiled by their parents. I know as a parent we care for our kids so much we do everything for them - do not stress yourself up take it easy and put them the rules - get up or you will be late for school.
christine- Sugar Land, Texas

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