QUICK REVIEW: Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty! Bars

Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty Bars

What are Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty! Bars?

Having grown up in a family that always had Little Debbie treats scattered around the house, these new confections seem to be Hostess’ take on its rival’s iconic Nutty Buddy Bars. They feature layers of peanut butter filling sandwiched between fudge-coated wafers.

How are they?

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Hostess was right to call these treats Totally Nutty because they were all about the peanut butter. It was the most prominent flavor I noticed when I initially tasted one of the bars, and it was also the aspect that made me want to reach for another pack after polishing my first one off.

With all the nutty goodness going on, I forgot each bar has a fudge coating. Well, at least until it started to melt on my fingers. It’s easy to forget about because it’s bland compared to the rest of the bar.

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If I had to describe the specific flavor of the peanut butter filling, I would say it’s quite close to what’s in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Creamy, sweet, and salty enough to make them hard to put down, it was the perfect companion for the light and airy texture of each wafer layer.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Unlike Nutty Buddy bars, which come in twin packs, these are individually wrapped. So don’t plan on being able to split a sleeve between you and a friend all that easily.


Despite the fudge coating’s shortcomings, I still found these quite enjoyable. They may not carry the Reese’s name, but peanut-butter-lovers everywhere should definitely make a spot for these in their snack cabinet.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 12 oz. box (8 bars)
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) 230 calories, 140 calories from fat, 16 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 16 grams of total sugars, and 2 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Hostess Peanut Butter Totally Nutty! Bars”

    1. That’s probably one of the reasons why I liked them so much actually. I often like things taken to extremes. So, when I want things spicy, I want them really spicy. And when I want things sweet, I want them really sweet! 🙂

      1. I usually have a high tolerance for sugar so I’m not sure why these did not work for me. I’m the adult in the room who won’t leave Golden Corral without my bag of cotton candy.

  1. This is the best snack cake out there love them. I’ve watched them fly off the shelf’s. Y’all need to make one with the wafers and toasted coconut. Would be the bomb

  2. I tried this for the first and last time it was soo dry not enough peanutbutter will not buy this ever agian

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