Sunday, September 14, 2014
Chubby Hubby Bars
Anyhoo, back to the neglected food blog. I have so many recipes to share that I've been collecting over the last 9 months, however I wanted to re-share this recipe post originally from June 2011. We just had a church potluck and I brought these puppies along. They were gone in 5 minutes flat. My husband was glad that he snuck a piece before we left even though I threatened his life.
I saw the link to this recipe on a friend's Facebook page and had to make them. They are the perfect PMS treat - salty and sweet. It's essentially chocolate chip cookie dough with the added salt and crunch of pretzels. Perfect, right? They could only be improved by adding chopped peanuts, so I've made that adaptation to the recipe.
CHUBBY HUBBY BARS
slightly adapted from Kristin Miller's recipe on JustAPinch.com
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mini pretzels
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup mini pretzels
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter or butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt. Using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, 1 1/2 cups chopped pretzels, and chopped peanuts. Spread batter in baking dish; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup pretzels and softly press them into the batter:
Bake for 20-25 minutes (until golden brown), then remove from oven and sprinkle with 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter (or butterscotch) chips and return to oven for 5 more minutes. Cool in baking dish for 15 minutes, then remove by lifting the foil and place on a wire rack to finish cooling. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.