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Chubby Hubby Bars (+Video)

These homemade sweet and salty Chubby Hubby Bars were inspired by the cult favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. So good!

A SWEET AND SALTY TREAT!

Have you ever had Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream? It’s vanilla ice cream with chocolate and peanut butter and pretzels. It is creamy and sweet with a hint of saltiness from the pretzels. If you like that combination of flavors then you are sure to love these bars. They are basically chocolate chip cookie bars with peanut butter and pretzels added.

slice of Chubby Hubby Bar on a small white plate with a bottle of milk in the background.

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE SWEET AND SALTY BARS:

  • The fun part of this recipe is you can really have fun with the ingredients. I am using a mix of peanut butter and chocolate chips and pretzels. You can switch it up with dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or even add some crushed up salted potato chips instead of pretzels.
  • These bars should be eaten within two days or can be frozen for up to 6 months.
Chubby Hubby Bars recipe from the Country Cook, slice shown displays on a silver spatula.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • chunky peanut butter
  • vanilla extract
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chopped pretzels
  • peanut butter chips
all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, sugar, eggs, chunky peanut butter, vanilla extract, semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped pretzels, peanut butter chips.

HOW TO MAKE CHUBBY HUBBY BARS:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it.) Put your pretzels in a sealable bag, and chop them up (roughly). I just pound mine with a rolling pin. You don’t want them to be pulverized. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Give it all a good stir with a fork or a whisk.

FLOUR, BAKING SODA AND SALT IN A CLEAR BOWL WITH A WHISK

Using a mixer, beat together butter, light brown sugar and white sugar at medium speed. Mix until combined and fluffy.

brown sugar, softened butter and sugar in a clear bowl

Mix in eggs, vanilla and peanut butter.

eggs and chunky peanut butter added to brown sugar mixture in a clear bowl

On low speed, slowly add in your flour mixture just until it is incorporated into the batter. Overmixing the batter can result in a tougher bar.

adding flour mixture to peanut butter mixture in a large bowl on a wooden surface

Add in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pretzels.

crushed pretzels and chocolate chips added to cookie bar mixture in a large bowl

Stir this mixture up with a spoon, batter will be very stiff. Or you can turn your mixer back on the lowest setting until it is combined, just don’t overmix it. Spread batter into baking pan. This stuff is pretty thick so just do your best to spread it out evenly.

peanut butter chocolate bar batter spread evenly into a baking dish

In a small bowl, mix together your remaining toppings, 1/2 cup chopped pretzels, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips. 

pretzels, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips mixed together in a bowl

Sprinkle mixture over top of batter.

pretzel chocolate chip mixture sprinkled over raw cookie dough batter in a ceramic baking dish

Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown.

fully baked chubby hubby bars in a baking dish

Cool before cutting into squares.

CHUBBY HUBBY BARS, shown on white plates with a bottle of milk

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Chubby Hubby Bars recipe

Chubby Hubby Bars (+Video)

These homemade sweet and salty Chubby Hubby Bars were inspired by the cult favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream. So good!
4.96 from 23 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it.)
  • Put pretzels in a sealable bag, and chop them up (roughly). I just pound mine with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Using a mixer, beat together butter, light brown sugar and white sugar at medium speed.
  • Mix until combined and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs, vanilla and peanut butter.
  • On low speed, slowly add in your flour mixture just until it is incorporated into the batter.
  • Add in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped pretzels. Stir this mixture up with a spoon, batter will be very stiff.
  • Spread batter into baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix together remaining toppings, 1/2 cup chopped pretzels, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips.
  • Sprinkle mixture over top of batter.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool before cutting into squares.

Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chubby Hubby Bars

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: February 2012
Updated & republished: October 2020

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35 Comments

  1. I’m planning on baking these soon. Would I need to change anything if I wanted to do them as cookies instead of bars?

  2. 5 stars
    We couldn’t taste the peanut butter at all. To be fair, we forgot the peanut butter chips, but still couldn’t taste the PB that was mixed in. Thanks for the recipe ????

  3. 5 stars
    Just finished popping a pan into the oven. Can't wait to try them…the batter is wonderful!! My hubby will definitely enjoy these tomorrow!! Thanks for such good, down home recipes. Love them!