Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

By Alexandra Caspero on May 13, 2020
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie! This vegan milkshake tastes just like a snickers shake! Made with healthy, wholesome ingredients. A must-make!
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves 1-2

A dairy-free chocolate peanut butter smoothie that tastes like a snickers bar! This healthy, vegan snickers shake is made only with whole food, good for you ingredients.

After making my banana ice cream sandwiches last month, I haven’t been able to get the idea of banana ice cream out of my head.

And when I start thinking about ice cream… I naturally turn to the idea of a milkshake.

Do you remember Snicker’s Ice Cream bars? Snicker’s ice cream bars remind me of summer afternoons at the pool with my sister as we raced down water slides and always split an ice cream bar afterwards. (Although, I think at this point I can admit that yes Liz, you did get the smaller half. #sorrynotsorry)

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

As kids, summer afternoons meant one thing- spending hours at the pool playing Marco Polo, trying new tricks off the high dive, and waiting what felt like hours in line to go down the slide.

Summer afternoons also meant my beloved Snicker’s Ice Cream bar. While my mom always insisted that we pack a lunch to the pool, if we were well behaved we were able to finish the day by picking an ice cream treat. Yeesss!

Which wasn’t a decision you made lightly. Fudgesicle? Ice Cream Sandwich? Snicker’s Bar? Clearly even then I was driven by chocolate.

chocolate peanut butter smoothie vegan snickers milkshake

A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie that tastes like a Snickers Milkshake

My love for Snicker’s Ice Cream bars hasn’t lessened over time, but my knowledge of ‘good food’ certainty has. At the core of my beloved treat are simple ingredients: caramel swirl, peanut butter, ice cream, and of course, chocolate.

Combine my dreams of banana milkshakes with my nostalgia for Snicker’s bars and you’ve got yourself a challenge that I was more than happy to take on. 

vegan snickers milkshake

Dates are my go-to caramel for just about… everything. Which is kinda how this shake idea came about. A pitted date with a little peanut butter in the middle might just be the best afternoon pick-me-up I’ve ever invented. Out of sheer desperation, I added a few chocolate chips one day and… the bite size Snickers was born.

Put the dates in the blender with a little bit of milk and puree until they have become goeey, sticky caramel. Now, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until frosty and thick. That’s it! So creamy and delicious, it’s no wonder we make this chocolate peanut butter smoothie at least weekly, 

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

If you try this vegan snickers milkshake, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Vegan Snickers Shake

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie! This vegan milkshake tastes just like a snickers shake! Made with healthy, wholesome ingredients. A must-make!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, cut into large chunks
  • 3/41 cup unsweetened vanilla milk
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Place the dates and 1/4 cup milk into a high powered blender and puree until the dates have broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients, starting with 1/2 cup almond milk- you can always add more if you want it thinner. Add 4-5 ice cubes and puree until ice crushed.
  2. Serve cold.

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    1. Stacy
      July 12, 2022 AT 4:21 pm

      I found your recipe looking for one I used to make, minor switch for cacao powder, no ice, just a little more banana, but the one thing I remember from the other recipe was dried mulberries! It gives a caramel flavor! Definitely recommend trying it ❤️

    2. Callie V
      January 23, 2022 AT 6:50 am

      Delicious! I added some hemp, flax, and chia seeds for more plant points along with some acacia fiber and 2 small levees kale. You couldn’t even taste it! Great smoothie that’s filling and delicious!

      1. Alex
        January 23, 2022 AT 2:00 pm

        Sounds delicious

    3. Beatriz
      September 2, 2014 AT 7:10 am

      Delicious! Very easy and it could be even more easy if we blend multiple batches of the solid ingredients and then freeze it for later like it was ice cream. Anytime I crave milkshake all I need is to just add milk and vanilla. Yum¹

      1. DK
        September 2, 2014 AT 10:57 am

        What a great idea! Going to do that next time I make a batch!

    4. Karen
      August 12, 2014 AT 3:17 pm

      I saw this recipe and knew I HAD to try it! I’ve made it twice now…my kids love it so much that I’ve barely gotten any! But how awesome is it that I feel good giving them something that tastes so decadent? THANKS for another tasty, healthy recipe Alex!

      1. DK
        August 12, 2014 AT 3:44 pm

        That’s exactly how I feel when I make it every night for dessert 😉 SO glad you liked this one! Check back next week for another milkshake creation- just as delicious and healthy as the Snicker’s version! Thanks for the comment 🙂

    5. Sarah Grace
      August 12, 2014 AT 9:56 am

      Snickers in shake form? Count me in! Looks absolutely delicious!
      xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

    6. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
      August 11, 2014 AT 1:25 pm

      Oh man, this thing could be dangerous for me. I was a major Snickers addict growing up.

      I’m not sure I will ever want to eat anything again after I try this 🙂

      1. DK
        August 11, 2014 AT 1:42 pm

        Um, I’m not even going to say out loud how many times we made this over the weekend. Let’s just say it was more than 3. It’s so good! Make it! 🙂

    7. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
      August 11, 2014 AT 10:21 am

      I used to LOVE snickers ice cream bars, too! They still have a bit of a soft spot in my heart. I love that you made a healthier version of this. Pinned!

      1. DK
        August 11, 2014 AT 1:44 pm

        Me too! They are the best. Gosh, I haven’t had one in sooo long- all this talking about Snicker’s ice Cream bars is testing my willpower! Guess I have to make another shake 🙂 Hope you like it Lisa!

    8. Katie @ Produce on Parade
      August 8, 2014 AT 4:59 pm

      OMG yummmmm. Dried figs and chocolate are my go to thing I accidently did out of … also desperation, haha. Dates are good too! I admit though, I’ve never eaten one not in a dish or smoothie before. I’ll have to definitely try out this shake!

      1. DK
        August 10, 2014 AT 8:40 am

        How have I never tried dried figs and chocolate before!!?? Especially with figs in season now- definitely going to try them!

    9. Annie
      August 8, 2014 AT 2:28 pm

      I mean, really – what comment would be adequate here?! I know: GIMME!

      1. DK
        August 10, 2014 AT 8:40 am

        ha! Annie you have to make this! It’s requested like every day in our house 🙂

    10. Yum snickers! I’ve never used dates in anything I have no idea why but you make them sound yummy!

      1. Tracie
        March 16, 2018 AT 10:51 pm

        They are, especially the medjool ones!

      2. DK
        August 8, 2014 AT 2:13 pm

        Yes! They taste like Caramel- really! You will love them!