Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars | no bake, gluten free, vegan

Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars (+ Video!)

I have been pretty busy lately so I’m falling back in love with quick and easy “grab and go” snacks.  Scratch that, I meant “snack.”  No plural there, because these Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars are pretty much the ONLY thing I think about when I’m in a hurry with a stomach that is growling at me like my dog growls at vacuums.

Unlike Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream, these Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars are low in sugar, high in protein and high in fiber! They're easy to make, totally craving-worthy, and 100% healthy. Indulge in this peanut butter-chocolate-pretzel combo, guilt-free!

I love peanut butter, I love chocolate, and I love pretzels — that means I love that famous Chubby Hubby flavor combo.  So I made it into protein bars.  DIY Protein Bars, that is!

And these are kind of oxymorons, because these totally won’t make you chubby.

Unlike the Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream, which contains refined flour, butter, and a ton of bleached sugar (sugar is both the 3rd and 5th ingredients), these Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars are low in sugar, high in protein and high in fiber.  And, if you choose to use gluten-free and/or vegan pretzels, then they’ll be gluten-free and vegan too!

So indulge in these (secretly) Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars.  They are easy to make, totally craving-worthy, and 100% healthy.

Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars from the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – authored by Jessica Stier of the Desserts with Benefits Blog
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Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars

Servings: 12 bars
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Unlike Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream, these Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars are low in sugar, high in protein and high in fiber! They're easy to make, totally craving-worthy, and 100% healthy. Indulge in this peanut butter-chocolate-pretzel combo, guilt-free!

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Recipe Notes

I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing DIY Protein Bars.  But, I'll meet you halfway...  how does that sound?  I've provided you with all the ingredients AND measurements used in the recipe!  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 protein bar)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Sodium 270mg12%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Protein Bars
Keyword: Chocolate, Dairy Free, DIY, Gluten Free, High Protein, No Bake, Peanut Butter, Protein Bars, Vegan

If you like this recipe, then you’ll LOVE my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook!  With 48 protein bar recipes, you’ll never buy protein bars from the store again.  To learn more about the book and see some sneak peeks, see this page!

The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook is a collection of 48 easy, healthy no-bake protein bar recipes! Homemade protein bars are healthier than storebought, and they're also cheaper. You'll fall in love with each and every protein bar recipe!

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DIY Protein Bars Cookbook on Amazon.com - The DIY Protein Bars Cookbook is a collection of 48 easy, healthy no-bake protein bar recipes!

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Watch me make these Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars on camera:

As noted ** in the recipe, I’ve tested this recipe using a few different kinds of pretzels.  I’ve used Mary’s Gone Crackers® sea salt pretzel sticks (organic, whole grain, gluten-free).  I’ve also used Newman’s Own® salted pretzel rods (organic), as well as grocery store brand pretzel sticks.  Pretzel rods are the way to go because they stay the crunchiest the longest.

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I am so incredibly lucky to be a part of such a loving, adoring, and supportive online community.  Here is one of my favorite pictures a reader tagged me in on social media of her Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bar remake!

Unlike Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream, these Healthy Chubby Hubby DIY Protein Bars are low in sugar, high in protein and high in fiber! They're easy to make, totally craving-worthy, and 100% healthy. Indulge in this peanut butter-chocolate-pretzel combo, guilt-free!

Instead of a chocolate drizzle and pretzels on top, she used chocolate chips and pretzels inside the protein bars.  A very good way to do it, indeed.

Thanks @realist_nutritionist!

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Be happy.

Live fully.

Eat protein bars.

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– Jess

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