Chubby Hubby Snack Mix

Things I swear I will never do again:

  • Tell myself on Saturday that “starting MONDAY I will only eat vegetables and drink water until I reach my goal weight”.  Which usually plays out like this:  Monday morning 10:30 am, me in the corner stuffing my mouth with Cheeze-Its, swearing that I was about to die if I didn’t have sustenance, yelling at the dog for making me so weak.
  • Wear false eyelashes in public.  Not because they don’t look great on OTHER people, but because I have false eyelash-lexia and in a matter of hours I have a half on-half off flapper,  like Brittany Spears circa 2007, back in her British speaking, paparazzi dating days.
  • Buy holiday candy 3 months in advance, “just to be prepared”.  What happens is I spend 4 times as much money replacing the provisional candy and then tell myself more “Monday-morning-cleanse” lies.
  • Tell my husband I will not roll my eyes at him ever again.  That’s just a flat-out lie.
  • Buy my kids ice cream and then blame my husband “when it all goes missing”.  What?  Like you’ve never done that.

 

So in an effort to make up for the fact that I may or may not have eaten the last of my kid’s Chubby Hubby, I made this snack mix.  It’s all the innards of the flavor without the ice cream getting in the way.

Straight to the vein.
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Let’s applaud the players:
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Chop up these beauties…
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Mix it all together in a giant bowl.
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Then give the mix a chocolate shower…
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Make sure it all gets coated evenly and then let rest on a wax paper lined counter.
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Now, if you’re feeling crazy, grab some sea salt.
I like this flaked kind, but use whatever you have.
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And sprinkle a little bit all over the top.
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Also, in case you were wondering, dipping plain Rolo candies into sea salt and then eating them by the paw-ful is a mighty delicious snack. FYI.

 

And that’s it.
Chubby Hubby Snack Mix.

You need some.
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Chubby Hubby Snack Mix


Description

makes approx 8 cups


Ingredients

  • 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups Rolo candies (I used the mini, unwrapped Rolo)
  • 2 cups chopped mini peanut butter cups
  • 3 cups Crispy Rice cereal
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp peanut butter
  • *optional 1 tbsp flaked sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine pretzels, Rolos, peanut butter cups and cereal.
  2. Melt your chocolate in the microwave or double boiler. Stir peanut butter into melted chocolate until combined.
  3. Pour chocolate over pretzel mixture and stir to coat evenly.
  4. Spread mixture on a wax paper lined counter and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
  5. Let chocolate set and enjoy!

Notes

store in an airtight container for up to a week

 

45 Responses

  1. Yea, I tried to do that whole eat nothing but fruit and veggies and sadly it didn’t last very long. I just couldn’t keep away from the good stuff:-) And by good stuff I mean things like peanut butter cups and rolos…this snack mix is truly amazing! I’m sure I will have to blame someone else when it disappears from my house!

  2. Darlene

    RICE cereal – grain
    PEANUT BUTTER cups – protein
    PRETZELS – carb
    MILK chocolate – dairy

    Have a salad with it and I say you’ve got yourself a healthy, well-balanced meal!

  3. So, I had planned to only have a smoothie for dinner tonight…you know, because I’m sure I’ll wake up 5 pounds lighter. Now, I just want a big ol’ bowl of Chubby Hubby snack mix! This looks INSANE….in the best way.

  4. This is fabulous. Seriously, just amazing. I love salty ‘n sweet and I have your other chex mix that was on Lori/Recipegirl’s site saved. All these party mixes are right up my alley. If only I had a party (other than a party of one, me) to bring it to…Lol

  5. This looks amazing! I love this post, btw, because I have a weakness for Cheez-Its. They are always the downfall of my good intentioned Monday aka, “A New Week! Where I will stick to my diet and be amazingly thin by summer!” Hmmm, I see people wearing shorts, and I’m not even close. Thanks for keeping it real!

  6. I’m slowly but surely starting to realize that the more I tell myself to CLEANSE on Mondays, the worse I end up doing. I really should just reverse psychology myself. Be all like, “have a cookie. whatevs”. I bet I’d find them less entrancing that way.

    Not sure that would work with this snack mix. I think I’d ALWAYS find this entrancing.

  7. Diana

    I will definitely be trying this one! I couldn’t wait to post a comment tho…you just gave me a huge case of the giggles! I really needed that, thanks!

  8. Jen

    found you on Pinterest I think. Haven’t read to many of your post so far but the ones I have….. DUDE, you’re funny!…. “blame my husband “when it all goes missing”….awe your too much. Thanks for the laugh…and the 5 extra lbs;)

  9. I love your recipes even the ones I can’t eat due to allergies. I’ll pass this recipe along to my peanut butter cup loving friends. I’ll make the smores recipes pour moi.

    I can definitely sympathize with the “starting Monday” syndrome. I’ve done it more than a few times. Fortunately, I love fruits ‘n veggies so they play a big part in my meals. However, when travelling I’ve gone a few days (sometimes weeks) eating little more than eating fruits and veggies. Cheeze-Its aren’t my weakness; mine is a big juicy cheeseburger that you can really sink your teeth into. I’ve even stopped at a burger joint on the way home from the airport nearing midnight to grab a burger (full disclosure – I hadn’t eaten in nearly 24 hours, airplane food isn’t great even in business class) and that burger was so satisfying.

  10. OMG – these emails I get from from you . . . I don’t want to open them but I can’t help myself. It’s like a train wreck. You know you should look away but you can’t. I chose to follow your blog but I shouldn’t. But I don’t care!!! This recipe has got to be one of your best – it contains everything I LOVE!!!

  11. Melissa m

    So I’m thinking, I could just leave out the pnb cups and this would still be yum! I just figured out I can’t eat pnb. And even using white chocolate (or both!) as drizzle…the possibilities are endless! Though, I admit, not “official” chubby hubby fare.

  12. Andi

    Have you tried the peanut-butter-filled pretzel nuggets? I keep seeing them and want to buy a canister and cover them in chocolate, but I know I’ll eat the whole thing.

    As for false eyelashes and veggies-only cleanse, I will admit I have never tried either one. I am shockingly hesitant about trying to stick something to my eyelids (I wear contacts so you wouldn’t think I’d have that much trouble with the touching my eye factor), and if all I had to look forward to was veggies, I would never make it out of bed in the morning.

  13. !!! I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a desert like this so badly.

    So, of course, knowing me, I just went down to the supermarket to get all the ingredients :). Will keep you posted on what I think, but I can almost guarantee it will be great!

  14. SWeetsugarbelle

    I Like how Darlene thinks…but, don’t listen to me. I haven’t seen my goal weight since pre-belle!

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