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Chubby Hubby Granola Bars




Sweet and salty chewy granola bars with peanut butter, salted pretzels, oats, rice cereal, milk chocolate chip, peanut butter chips, malted milk powder and drizzle with even more peanut butter and chocolate.
I can't believe that this is my last post of 2018 and it is my 3rd blogiversary.  It is insane that I have been posting for 3 years.
Since the New Year is upon us, I wanted to do a health-ish recipe. It has oats and peanut butter in it so it makes it healthy. Right?
I've done Chubby Hubby flavor recipes before, cookies and cups,  and I had to do it again. I love the flavors of peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels and the malty flavor.
This year was the first time I have ever had the ice cream with its name sake.  It was a kind of hard to find in my area so I am happy to find it and I feel in love with it. 

These are the perfect sweet and salty treat for kids and adults.

Recipes you may like:
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Chubby Hubby Cookie Cups
Chubby Hubby Cookies

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Chubby Hubby Granola Bars


Time:
Prep- 10 to 15 minutes
Chilling- 1 to 1 1/2 hours


Ingredients

4 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1 cup Puffed Rice Cereal
2 cups Lightly Crushed Pretzels
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, I'm not sure if vegan butter would work
3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
1 cup Peanut Butter Chips, divided
1/4 cup Malted Milk Powder
1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt, optional if it is too sweet

1. In a large bowl, combine oats, puffed rice cereal, and malted milk powder. Set aside. Grease and parchment paper a jelly roll pan.
2. In a medium sauce pot, bring butter, sugar, honey and peanut butter to a low boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
3. Pour peanut butter-sugar mixture over the out and oat-cereal mixture. Fold gently until it is all well coated. Fold in pretzels then add in 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chip and a 1/4 cup of peanut butter chips. Fold in then spread into prepared pan. Press in flat with a rolling pin or lay piece of parchment and press with hands. Sprinkle the last half of the crushed pretzels and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Gently press in.
4. Cover and chill for  at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until firm and completely cooled. Cut into bars
5. Melt the rest of the peanut butter chips then drizzle on top of the bars. Let that set for at least 30 minutes. Store in a airtight container in a cool area.
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Comments

  1. First of all, I love the name of this recipe it immediately made me want to see what it's all about! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and I will definitely be making it.
    Thanks for adding your Amazon top pics so it's easy to see and/or buy the products you specifically used for this recipe!

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  2. I love Sweet and salty, but better than that I love the name of these bars. Chubby Hubby is brilliant LOL. Congratulations on your boggerversary and Happy New Year!

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  3. I've never made granola Bars before and honestly I never realize they were this easy to make or is it that you make it look easy?! Haha! These look yummy for sure! Thanks for putting this yummy thought in my head now!

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  4. These look insanely delicious! You know I love to follow your recipes even though I'm vegan, and I can normally easily switch ingredients for vegan alternatives... But this time, what could I switch for the milk powder? Any help would be mega! 💚

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    1. I just looked it up and you could sub it for barley malt syrup.

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  5. I’m always on the look out for a better granola recipe, so I look forward to trying this one.

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  6. I love homemade granola bars and I love Chuby Hubby! Looks like such a great combo!

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  7. Love how you've named this recipe! Salt and sugary touch is surely a treat for everyone. Thanks a bunch.

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  8. This looks so amazing!!! I've never taught of using Crushed Pretzels. It seems so yummy. Great name by the way lol

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  9. I like the sound of the sweet-salty combination of flavors and the crunchiness too.

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  10. I've never seen granola bars anything like this! You've got something going on here. :)

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  11. What a great name for these granola bars! I love the sweet and salty flavours! It looks so addictive.

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  12. So These Chubby Hubby granola Bars look amazeballs! I particularly love the Chocolate and Peanut butter combo. But what I find totally unique and truly Genius is the addition of the Pretzel bits. I love pretzels but never would have thought about adding them to a granola bar. This is like the ultimate superbowl snack pack but in Granola Bar form!

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  13. Wow my hubby would absolutely love these!! Such a yummy recipe!

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  14. These look super addictive -- all that sweet & salty goodness! Yum!

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  15. These look so good and pretty easy to do!!!

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  16. These look so bomb and easy to do!

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  17. This looks amazing! My kids would love this!

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  18. This will definitely be a hit to my family. We love the sweet and salty snacks! Congratulations on your third year of blogging. I'm looking forward to read more!

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  19. These look and sound really great! Can't wait to give them a try!

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  20. I love this idea! My daughter will love making these over winter break. They look so easy to make.

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  21. Wow, these look amazing! I would love to try making my own granola bars. They look so much better than the ones in the store!

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  22. Oh my goodness I'm in love!! I would have never thought about making such a yummy treat until I saw this post. Definitely will have to save this for my next party! I'm thinking of swapping out the peanut butter for nutella.. what do you think? ( I have a peanut allergy! )

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    1. I'm not sure if that would work, maybe a different type of nut butter or seed butter.

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  23. These look super delish the problem is I wouldn't be able to eat only one.

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  24. Yum. These are one of those type of granola bars you'll want to eat as a snack and as desert. I'm a sucker for anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate.

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  25. These look so good! Satisfies the savory and sweet cravings. I'm going to have to try these!

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  26. These look delicious! I love crunchy, salty pretzels in my granola bars. Thanks for the recipe!

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  27. These look incredible. I've never used malted milk powder before, but it sounds amazing. This makes me want to jump off the Keto bandwagon ;)

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  28. Every time I come to your site Luci I get so hungry and want to bake everything you mention. I love everything about this recipe, the granola, the salty pretzels, and the sweet chocolate chips - I want to eat it all now. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Man, I think you should rename these "chubby me", because that's what I would be after making some, haha. They look so good, I might eat them all in one sitting!

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