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Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Bars

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 8 hours (chilling time)
  • Total Time: 9 hours
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: ice cream
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


Dairy-free ice cream, gooey date caramel, toasted cashews, all bundled in dark chocolate. Think: snicker’s ice cream bar but vegan and paleo!



Ice Cream

  • 2 cups (250g) raw cashews, soaked 3+ hours and drained
  • 1/3 cup (105g) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120g) full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/4 cup (70g) tahini (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 3/4 cup (150g) pitted medjool dates, soaked 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp water as needed

1 cup roasted chopped cashews (or peanuts if not paleo)

4oz dark chocolate, melted


  1. Blend ice cream ingredients until very smooth.
  2. Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze.
  3. Blend caramel ingredients, adding water one tbsp at a time as needed (some chunks are okay).
  4. Spread on top of the ice cream layer. Top with chopped cashews. press in lightly.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Slice into bars, coat in melted chocolate, chill until set.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 383
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 58mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: healthy, chocolate, candy, summer, dairy free, date caramel, peanut free, paleo, vegan, snickers