These little clusters were something that I threw together because I needed one more treat to put on the neighbor’s goodie plates.
My sister Elyse made these Chubby Hubby Truffles a couple of years ago, so I took her basic idea and made it into a no-bake candy cluster. If you like chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels all mixed together, then these are for you.
Did you know we have a lot of candy recipes on our site? Try our Crock Pot Nut Clusters, No Bake Lemon Truffles, or our Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge!
Why are they called “Chubby Hubby”?
If the name doesn’t get you, the flavors will! The name Chubby Hubby came from Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream almost 30 years ago.
The flavor combination of pretzels, peanut butter, fudge, and delicious vanilla ice cream brought to life the now famous Chubby Hubby Ice Cream!
We took all of those same delicious flavors and put them into a delicious cluster that can be made in just a matter of minutes. Husbands tend to eat their fair share of these, and for a good reason!
How to Make Chubby Hubby Clusters in the Microwave
Sometimes making candy can seem a little intimidating. Hitting those perfect boiling temperatures and watching your food thermometers can get a little old.
We love these Chubby Hubby Clusters because they can be made in the microwave! Don’t believe us? Here’s how you do it:
- In a large microwavable bowl, mix together chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butter, and peanut butter.
- Microwave on high for 45 seconds, stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds.
- Stir until your mixture is smooth. If it isn’t completely melted, return to the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring after each time.
- Add pretzels and peanuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until they are completely coated in chocolate.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until firm.
Substitutes for Allergies or Picky Eaters
Not everyone loves peanut butter as much as we do, and some just can’t have it. Here are a few substitutions we’ve made in the past to account for allergies or picky eaters.
- Almond butter
- Cashew butter
- Gluten free pretzels
- Coconut oil
- Dark chocolate Chips
- White chocolate chips
More Candy and Truffles on Six Sisters’ Stuff
We’re all about easy recipes over here! Here are a few more candy and truffle recipes that can be thrown together in just a few minutes!
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