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.Chubby hubby snack mix in white paper snack cups

Let’s applaud the players:Packages of Pretzels, Rolo candies, Baker's chocolate, Reese's peanut butter cups, and crisp rice cereal

Chop up these beauties…Mini peanut butter cups on a white plate

Mix it all together in a giant bowl.Pretzel sticks, Rolos, Mini Peanut Butter Cups, and Crispy Rice cereal in a bowl

Then give the mix a chocolate shower…Melted chocolate being poured over a bowl of pretzel sticks, Rolo candies, Mini Peanut Butter Cups and Crispy Rice cereal

Make sure it all gets coated evenly and then let rest on a wax paper lined counter.Chubby Hubby snack mix spread out on wax paper

Now, if you’re feeling crazy, grab some sea salt.
I like this flaked kind, but use whatever you have.A clear jar of Cyprus Flake Salt

And sprinkle a little bit all over the top.Coarse salt being sprinkled over Chubby Hubby Snack Mix

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.Chubby Hubby Snack Mix in a clear glass snack cup

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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

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Claudia
May 25, 2012 3:50 pm

this is the best idea ever, i will look thinner as he eats like crazy 🙂 thank you!!!!

SWeetsugarbelle
SWeetsugarbelle
May 4, 2012 11:03 am

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

Sue
May 3, 2012 11:01 pm

Yum! This looks way too good!

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
May 3, 2012 9:15 am

Uhhh, I think this would end up as the “Chubby ME Snack Mix!!”

Ashley Orwitz
May 2, 2012 10:30 pm

!!! 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!

donna
May 2, 2012 9:25 pm

You are totally hysterical! I love your site and I’m sure I’ll soon be loving your recipes.

Thanks!

Cookie Sleuth
May 2, 2012 7:49 pm

I always say I’m going to start on Monday, but it never seems to happen. If I made something like this snack mix, I would have to dig in right away!

Andi
Andi
May 2, 2012 5:56 pm

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.

Melissa m
Melissa m
May 2, 2012 5:28 pm

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.

Kathy T.
Kathy T.
May 2, 2012 4:35 pm

I laughed out loud at the “Monday morning cleanse” !! Oh how sadly true it is! Ha ha

JenMarie
May 2, 2012 3:34 pm

OMG! You’re right, I DO need some….like right now in my face.
I love you so much I could hate you, but I dont…

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
May 2, 2012 3:05 pm

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!!!

JD
May 2, 2012 2:48 pm

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.… Read more »

Marcus
May 2, 2012 11:07 am

Very tempting snack, but I cannot risk eating it with diabeties. I liked your site.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
May 2, 2012 10:29 am

I would definitely get chubby from eating too much of this delicious looking snack mix! Nom nom nom…

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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