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Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie with a Pretzel Pie Crust

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This chubby hubby peanut butter ice cream pie with a pretzel crust is an homage to one of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors, Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby.  It has chocolate and peanut butter melted, drizzled, and mixed with ice cream in a pretzel pie crust and it does not disappoint.  No baking required and it’s the perfect dessert for family gatherings.

chubby hubby chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie with a pretzel crust

Chubby Hubby Ice Cream

When pregnant with my first child, I found myself craving Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream.  What’s not to love?  Chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels in a vanilla malt ice cream with fudge and peanut butter swirls.  Yum!

It’s no longer as easy to find this ice cream, and I think they’ve changed the pretzels to peanut butter covered rather than peanut butter filled because it’s no longer quite as good (or maybe it was the pregnancy hormones?).  It’s still chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels which are a combo I really love.  However, now I can turn to this peanut butter ice cream pie to enjoy that combo!

Making the Pretzel Pie Crust

For the pretzel pie crust, I used about 4 cups of gluten-free pretzel sticks (you can use regular if you aren’t trying to make a gluten-free dessert).  Place the pretzels in a baggie and smash with a rolling pin until they are all crumbs.  It doesn’t need to be a flour consistency, more like graham cracker crumbs used in a graham cracker crust so having some smaller pretzel chunks is okay.

Once you mix the pretzel crumbs with butter and sugar, place them in the pan–I used an 8-inch springform pan, but a large pie pan would work as well.  Press down firmly on the bottom and sides of the pan with a glass or ramekin.  Pour over some melted peanut butter and chocolate (I used the microwave, a double boiler would work as well) and freeze so the chocolate peanut butter hardens.

ice cream pie with pretzel crust

Making the Ice Cream Pie Filling

The goal for this Chubby Hubby ice cream pie is a peanut butter and chocolate swirled in the vanilla ice cream.

I left the ice cream on the counter after returning from the grocery store, then scooped out 4 cups and placed in a bowl.  Then moved on to making the crust, occasionally stirring the ice cream to soften it evenly.

After the crust was chilling, I mixed the melted chocolate peanut butter mixture (reserving some for drizzling on the top of the finished pie) into the vanilla ice cream.  Spread the ice cream mixture evenly into the crust and drizzled the top.  Freeze for 2-3 hours or overnight.  Top with whipped cream and peanuts and enjoy!

chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie

Gluten-free pretzels and/or your favorite vegan ice cream can easily be substituted to meet your dietary restrictions!

 

 

chubby hubby peanut butter ice cream pie
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Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Pie

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 417 kcal
Author mywifecancook

Ingredients

Pretzel Crust

  • 4 cups pretzels (we used gluten free pretzel sticks)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces chocolate

Ice Cream filling

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream (softened)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces chocolate
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Thaw ice cream for an hour or two.

  2. Crush pretzels in a bag until they are all small crumbs.

  3. Mix butter, sugar, and pretzel crumbs in a bowl.

  4. Pour pretzel mixture into an 8 inch springform pan and press down firmly (I used a flat bottomed ramekin to press to bottom and against sides) along the bottom and up about 1 inch on sides.  

  5. Melt 1/4 cup peanut butter in glass bowl in microwave for 15-20 seconds.  Mix in 2 ounces of chopped chocolate and microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.  Stir until no chocolate chunks.


  6. Pour and spread peanut butter chocolate mixture over the pretzel crust.

  7. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden.

  8. Melt the remaining chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave using the same directions as above.

  9. Mix in 2/3rds of this chocolate peanut butter mixture into the ice cream.

  10. Spread into pretzel crust, drizzle top with remaining melted chocolate and peanut butter, and freeze for at least 2-3 hours before serving.

  11. Top with crushed pecans and whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Potassium 250mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    April 26, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Ooh wow I need a slice of this right now! It has all of the best ingredients, yum!

  • Reply
    Linda
    July 14, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Looks delicious!

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