Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us. Be sure to go to the end of the post to see the other Ice Cream Week Participants as well as an amazing giveaway!
One of my favorite treats as a child when we would go out for ice cream would be the Peanut Butter Buster Bar from Dairy Queen. Now, as an adult, I don’t really indulge in ice cream all to often because my system doesn’t tolerate it well. However, I love ice cream and I decided I would participate in #IceCreamWeek along with several blogging friends this year, and my first creation was an adaptation of the Buster Bar with the Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Twist!
The DQ Buster Bar is layers of ice cream, spanish peanuts, and fudge. The Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bar is layers of salted caramel flavored peanuts, a peanut butter caramel sauce, and ice cream, dipped in butterscotch!
I had a little bit of difficulty coating the bars with the butterscotch as you can see from the quite rustic and messy look of these bars! I tried to find a butterscotch flavored Magic Shell but was unable to find anything but rootbeer and chocolate flavors. So I went with butterscotch chips that I melted down some with shortening to make the dip smoother. For the peanut butter caramel I mixed together equal parts of crunchy peanut butter and caramel sauce. To offset all the sugar in the caramel fudge and butterscotch chips, I went with a sugar free ice cream.
I made these bars when Chris was here for a short visit and he happily devoured one. Grumpy thought they were too sweet. I thought they were just right, however I ate mine by cutting off pieces at different times when I thought I wanted a taste rather than eating it all at once. I would definitely make these again and I would do my best to find some magic shell to dip these in!
Read on after the recipe for the links to other Ice Cream Week participants as well as the giveaway info!
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars
3 cups vanilla ice cream (I used sugar free)
1 cup salted caramel flavored peanuts
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup jarred caramel sauce
3 tablespoons solid shortening
1/2 bag Butterscotch chips
4 small coffee cup sized paper cups
4 popsicle sticks
Soften ice cream slightly by letting the box sit on your counter for about 10 minutes.
In bottom of cup, place a layer of peanuts.
Next layer with 1/4 cup of ice cream. Place 1/4 cup of peanut butter carmel fudge on top of ice cream.
Layer 1/2 of ice cream on top of fudge. Place popsicle stick in cup until almost to bottom. Cover with plactic wrap and freeze overnight.
When ready to coat buster bars, melt butterscotch chips and shortening over double boiler stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and carefully spoon butterscotch over buster bars. Immediately place in freezer.
Note: If you can find a butterscotch magic shell, I highly recommend using this as it will not cause melting of the ice cream and you won’t have a mess!
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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