I’ve always had a big sweet tooth. Growing up, two of my most favorite treats were ice cream and Snickers bars (and Junior Mints, but that’s a post for another day). I get my ice cream love from my mom and my Snickers love from my dad. My mom only ever bought Snickers bars for halloween to hand out, and every year she would have to hide them from the rest of our family, and especially from my dad who did not feel one bit guilty about eating all of the candy that was meant for trick-or-treaters. My mom eventually started buying him his own bag of Snickers and/or NOT buying halloween treats in advance. Smart lady.
I couldn’t tell you the last time I ate a Snickers bar, but I still have a giant sweet spot for the combination of chocolate, chewy caramel, and crunchy salted peanuts…heaven. And now that Spring’s making the turn into Summer and the days are dipping into the high 80s/low 90s, all I want are two of my childhood favorites rolled into one blissfully delicious dessert: vegan snickers ice cream.