Magic Chubby Hubby Bars

Magic Chubby Hubby Bars
Have I ever told you that Mr. Bell has a really disgusting habit? Since he's still out of town and not feeling obligated to hang on every word I utter or write, I'll tell you that he does. He eats ice cream. Every night. Not just ice cream but the super good Ben & Jerry's or Haagen Dazs super premium extra fat added ice cream.

That is not the disgusting part per se. The truly disgusting part is that he never gains weight. Not an ounce. And it's not like he works out, either. He'll do like ten push ups every few weeks and be like, "Oh, it's a good thing I'm working out, I almost gained a bit of weight last week." And it awakens a brand of violence within me that I can't even write about on the internet as it may incriminate me at some future date should something mysterious happen to my never-gain-an-ounce husband whom I love with all my heart.

Why then, you ask, are these called Magic Chubby Hubby Bars as opposed to Morbidly Obese Wife Bars? Clearly if you must ask, you are missing out on the very best ice cream known to mankind and that is Chubby Hubby by Ben & Jerry's. And you should be glad - very very glad. Because it is the ice cream that will haunt you for the rest of your life and cause you to do things like lie to your husband that a freakish freezer mishap in every grocery store in the state destroyed every last pint of ice cream except for the very easy for me to resist Rum Raisin.

Now these Chubby Hubby bars were kind of a last minute thing. I mentioned that my son was home last week from Japan and I wanted to make something I'd seen on the site of all evil things (Pinterest) which was basically a brownie topped with a peanut butter and chocolate rice krispie treat. Then I realized I didn't have time to make that and I panicked until I realized I had the ingredients on hand to make Magic 7 Layer Bars - which really is a problem in and of itself. Who in their right mind has all that stuff on hand at all times? Um, right. Me. Anyway, then I realized the Magic 7 Layer Bars were hated by my non coconut eating son.

As the panic began to bubble back up I remembered these little beauties and began to improvise and well, the Magic Chubby Hubby Bar was born. And promptly removed from my custody.

Magic Chubby Hubby Bars
Recipe by Michelle's Dinner Bell

1 box (18-20 oz) brownie mix - my favorite it Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Chip
1 stick butter
2 cups of peanut butter filled pretzels
1 cup of Rolo candies, cut in half
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup sweetened condensed milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine melted butter and brownie mix and press into bottom of 9x13 baking pan - I use glass lined with parchment paper for easy clean up and cutting.
  3. Top with pretzels and Rolo candies.
  4. Top that with chips and peanuts.
  5. Sprinkle with the peanuts.
  6. Drizzle condensed milk over the top of that.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

P.S. - I need to stop panicking over baked goods. It is not attractive. My son implored me to stop fussing over him and I think I saw a flicker of "I can't wait to get the heck away from this crazy bat I call mom" on Day 9 of his visit.


  1. I made these last night. They were so good! Thank you, I love all your recipes!


    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Becca. They are dangerous and must be shared.... Thanks for stopping by!