CHUBBY HUBBY BARS RECIPE (+Video)

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

CHUBBY HUBBY BARS RECIPE

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.

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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 chipsall-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 THESE SWEET & SALTY BARS (STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:)

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
 Enjoy!

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Chubby Hubby Bars recipe

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CHUBBY HUBBY BARS

These homemade sweet and salty Chubby Hubby Bars were inspired by the cult favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. So good!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chubby Hubby Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 505kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 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 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips divided use
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pretzels divided use
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

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.

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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

Originally published: February 2012
Updated & republished: October 2020

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