Chubby Huby 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.
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.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- unsalted butter
- light brown sugar
- 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.
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. Overmixing the batter can result in a tougher bar.
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. 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.
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.
Sprinkle mixture over top of batter.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
Cool before cutting into squares.
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Chubby Hubby Bars (+Video)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips, divided use
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pretzels, divided use
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 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.
“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 can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: February 2012
Updated & republished: October 2020
Made the Chubby Hubby Bars they loved them!
I’m planning on baking these soon. Would I need to change anything if I wanted to do them as cookies instead of bars?
Making them again for my brothers. The bars disappeared really fast!
Ha! You are such a sweet sister!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
FYI – your PDF version is missing the chocolate chips from the ingredient list..
You are so right! Thank you for catching that!
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 ????
The peanut butter chips make all the difference! 🙂
I made these last weekend. Very tasty and a big hit at our party!
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!