I am not a huge ice cream fan.
Don’t feel bad for me, I certainly get my sweets in a multitude of other ways.
But, one day last week while doing my weekly grocery shopping, I got seduced by the colorful pints of Ben & Jerry’s down the frozen food aisle. I generally try and avoid the ice cream section altogether…but this day I was feeling weak.
I stood and stared at the pints full of delicious concoctions…I am less intrigued by the ice cream itself, as I am by the add-in combinations.
Honestly, ice cream is just a vehicle for my cookie dough or Schweddy Ball consumption…I could take it or leave it ~ and normally I leave it. Yep, I am one of those who picks out all the goodies and leaves a half eaten pint-full of picked through vanilla. Luckily my husband is a vanilla-man, so he doesn’t mind.
While hypnotized by the shelves of delicious ice cream flavors my eyes stopped on “Chubby Hubby“. I decided the only option at that moment was to buy it. For research. It’s a thing, trust me.
as soon as I got home after dinner, I decided to sit down and give this ice cream a fair chance. I mean how bad could vanilla ice cream with chocolate peanut butter pretzels, and fudge and peanut butter swirls be? Well, I will tell you…not bad. Not bad at all.
In fact I was so enamored by the pretzely, chocolatey goodness that I figured there must be a more efficient way of consuming them, without having to pick through the needless vanilla.
I bring you Chubby Hubby Bars. Full of all the salty sweetness you crave without the added ice cream calories. See? I’m really helping you out. I’m a giver.
I know I make lots and lots of bars. I thought about trying to make these in cookie-form, but I’m lazy. Bars are easy.
First make a simple cookie dough and add in some of these little gems…
Then mix in some of these…
After it’s baked you could stop there…but I think you should pour a little caramel on top.