My family has been making this recipe since as far back as I can remember. We have always made it with regular Oreo's but hubby and I decided after trying Peanut Butter Oreo's that it was a must to make it with those. OMG I'm I glad we did! This recipe is versatile. Make it with regular, PB, mint or any kind you chose. JUST MAKE IT! Your family will love you.
Place Oreo's in a ziplock and crush with a rolling pin or potato masher. You don't want them crushed to dust like pie crust. You still want them semi chunky. Set aside 1/2 cup or so to sprinkle on top.
Melt butter and mix with the remaining crushed cookies. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Open carton of ice cream so you can cut it. Cut pieces of ice cream to lay inside cake pan. Use all of it. You may have to cut it in different shapes or use your fingers or spatula to get it to fit in the corners or cracks.
Squirt Hershey's syrup in a zig zag pattern up and down and back and forth on top of the ice cream. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the peanuts.
Top with cool whip. Add a little more Hershey's syrup, the remaining peanuts and the crushed cookies you set aside.
Put in freezer for at least 4-6 hours but over night is better. Take out a few minutes before serving to make it easier to cut. Enjoy!