Lordy be I can't claim this one, its my Mom's recipe but it is pretty terrific. It has the whole salty/sweet thing going with the rich caramel and Spanish peanuts.
1 lb. Oreos or Hydrox cookies-crushed
1/2 cup melted butter. Add to oreos, mix well and pat into bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Soften 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream and spread over oreo mixture. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups Spanish peanuts over ice cream. Put in freezer.
2cups powder sugar
1 large can evaporated milk
2/3 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter.
Combine and bring to a boil in heavy bottom pan. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat add 1 tsp. vanilla. Let this mixture cool over night before pouring over the ice cream. Freeze. Serve