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!
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars #caramel #peanutbutter #IceCreamWeek
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!
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars #caramel #peanutbutter #IceCreamWeek
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!
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars #caramel #peanutbutter #IceCreamWeekI 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

Published 08/18/2014
Salteld 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


  1. Soften ice cream slightly by letting the box sit on your counter for about 10 minutes.
  2. In bottom of cup, place a layer of peanuts.
  3. Next layer with 1/4 cup of ice cream. Place 1/4 cup of peanut butter carmel fudge on top of ice cream.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

Yield: 4 bars
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.

Cook time: 08 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 8 hrs. 20 mins.
Tags: peanut butter, caramel, butterscotch, peanuts, salted caramel, ice cream, novelties, #IceCreamWeek

Participants for Ice Cream Week:

Make sure you swing by for a scoop from each of today’s Ice Cream Week Participants:
Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Surprise Ice Cream Treat by Scoop Adventures
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by The Redhead Baker
Coffee Ice Cream by Cookistry
Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Life Tastes Good
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Hezzi-d’s Books and Cooks
“Fried” Ice Cream Pie by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Love and Confections
Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
Caramel Coffee Milkshake by Wishes and Dishes
Dirty Girl Scout Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Other Blogs participating later this week:

Special Guest for the Week is Lindsay Clendaniel of the blog, Scoop Adventures. We’re very excited to have her join us. Lindsay is the author of Scoop Adventures which is chock full of ice cream goodness.
Ice Cream Week Giveaway #caramel #peanutbutter #IceCreamWeek

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!

Ice Cream Week Giveaway #caramel #peanutbutter #IceCreamWeek

Here’s what is up for grabs, One Winner Takes All:

1 Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine in White
One Cake Boss Mechanical Ice Cream Scoop with Red Silicone grips
One Cake Boss 4Pc Ice Cream Bowl Set, Icing Pattern
One Anolon Advanced Bronze 2 Qt Covered Straining Saucepan with Pour Spout
One Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper
One Microplane Premium Classic Grater in White
One WUSTHOF CLASSIC 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife
One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer
One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb
One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester
One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar
One Copy of  the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel

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