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Buster Bars

5 from 4 votes

These healthy Dairy Queen copycat Buster Bars are just around 200 calories each, with over 15 grams of protein!

Buster Bars Dairy Queen Recipe

Homemade peanut butter Buster Bars

Creamy peanut butter frozen yogurt is topped with a thick chocolate shell in these secretly healthy frozen treats.

And the best part? You only need three ingredients to make them!

This recipe will satisfy all of your chocolate peanut butter cravings in one smooth, rich, and delicious handheld dessert.

Also be sure to try these Protein Brownies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Buster Bar Ingredients

Ingredients for the peanut butter frozen yogurt bars

To make the recipe, you need peanut butter, chocolate chips, yogurt or ice cream (vegan brands work too), and optional oil, sweetener, and chopped peanuts.

You may use traditional or natural peanut butter, and smooth or crunchy pb both work. Or Go ahead and substitute an equal amount of almond butter, cashew butter, nut free sunflower seed butter, or low carb macadamia nut butter.

Choose any favorite regular or Greek yogurt, vegan yogurt, or vanilla ice cream.

The sweetener of choice can be regular sugar, unrefined coconut sugar, pure maple syrup or honey, or a sugar free option like stevia. If you are using vanilla ice cream or sweetened yogurt, you may not need additional sweetener.

To make vegan Buster Bars, go with dairy free chocolate chips. Or for a keto dessert, look for sugar free chocolate chips.

I like to stir two teaspoons of vegetable or coconut oil into the melted chocolate chips because it results in a smoother chocolate coating. However you can easily leave out the oil if you prefer.

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Healthy Buster Bar recipe video

Above – watch the step by step recipe video

Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Treats
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops

How to make chocolate peanut Buster Bars

Gather all of your ingredients, and line a large tray or baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.

In a mixing bowl, whip the yogurt, peanut butter, and optional sweetener. Stir in a handful of mini chocolate chips if you wish.

Use a spoon or a cookie scoop to drop blobs of the mixture onto the prepared tray.

Press a popsicle stick or small spoon into each blob, then smooth the mixture down with a spatula or second spoon if desired.

Sprinkle a few chopped peanuts onto each bar to add a fun crunchy texture.

Freeze the homemade Buster bars until firm.

Carefully melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or by using the double boiler method. If you do not know how to properly melt chocolate, there is an in depth tutorial in my post on Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Girl with vegan dairy queen dessert

Once melted, stir in the optional oil if you desire a smoother chocolate sauce.

Dip each peanut butter frozen yogurt bar into the melted chocolate, place them back on the parchment lined tray, and freeze to set the chocolate magic shell.

Enjoy your DIY peanut butter Buster Bars any time you are craving a Dairy Queen dessert. Store leftovers in a covered container in the freezer for up to a month.

Chocolate Covered Buster Bar Pops

The bars were adapted from my Homemade Frozen Yogurt Recipe.

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Buster Bars

Packed with over 15 grams of protein, this healthy chocolate peanut butter Buster Bars recipe tastes like the popular Dairy Queen dessert!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 bars
5 from 4 votes


  • 1 cup yogurt (vanilla ice cream or vegan yogurt work too)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy friendly sub
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice if using unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp peanuts (optional)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (optional)


  • Whip the yogurt, peanut butter, and optional sweetener until smooth. Add a handful of mini chocolate chips if desired. Drop blobs of the mixture onto a parchment lined tray. Press a popsicle stick or small spoon into each, then smooth down. If using, sprinkle a few chopped peanuts onto each pop. Freeze until firm. Carefully melt the chocolate chips, then stir in the optional oil for a smoother sauce. Dip the peanut butter Buster Bars into the melted chocolate. Freeze to set the chocolate shell.
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Use leftover peanut butter to make Peanut Butter Overnight Oats.

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Published on April 24, 2024

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  1. Laurie says

    5 stars
    I just have one question: How in the world do you stay so thin while eating all those chocolate chips every day? 🙂

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi! Most likely, a fast metabolism due to exercise and genetics is part of it, but Katie also eats the same amount pretty consistently, whereas others might eat less day to day but then consume larger amounts of calories from restaurant meals or alcohol on weekends. Aside from all the desserts, Katie’s diet is high in lower calorie foods like vegetables. Some of it also probably has to do with adrenaline. Katie is trying to learn how to relax more – Studies show people with slower metabolisms are sometimes actually healthier because a fast metabolism is more taxing on the body. We are not doctors or nutritionists; just summarizing some articles we’ve read. The body is incredibly interesting 🙂

  2. Fathima Nasrin says

    Hello, thank you for this. Can’t wait to try! Just a question though. Would the popsicles not freeze solid because of lack of sugar in them? And if you leave it to thaw a bit then it becomes messy to eat from a stick as it continues to thaw? Is there a way to prevent it from freezing solid?

    Many thanks!

  3. Jill says

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try these out! I lost 50 lbs so far and am on a journey – it’s nice to have a treat once in a while. These look like the ticket for me!

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