You may call it “Puppy Chow” or “Muddy Buddies” or some other regional name, but no matter what you call it, it’s just flat out delicious. I kind of forgot about puppy chow in my adult years until I picked it one day recently for my movie snack, and all I could think was, “WHY DID I EVER STOP EATING THIS??” It’s so good. And right after that revelation I had another thought, “Oooh, I bet this would be good with Nutella!” Apparently I was totally right, so I thought I would share my newfound snack joy with the rest of you. You’re welcome!
Nutella Puppy Chow, makes about 5 cups.
Adapted from Chex Muddy Buddies
4 1/2 cups rice chex cereal
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Add the peanut butter, butter and Nutella into a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir to combine. Put the mixture in for another 15-30 seconds if it’s not fully melted together yet, but be careful not to overheat and burn it. When it’s melted, add the vanilla in and stir.
I think I was having an out of body experience as I was making this. I kept seeing a hand reach for the pieces, pop them into my mouth, and I was completely unaware that it was me doing it until I noticed the bowl getting lower and lower. Whoops! It’s a reflex I guess.
If you love the original snack, I think you’re going to be pretty happy about this little twist as well. I mean chocolate, peanut butter and Nutella all in a bite size snack? What’s not to love?! xo. Laura
Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
Nutella Puppy Chow
- 4 1/2 cups rice chex cereal
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Add the peanut butter, butter and Nutella into a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir to combine. Put the mixture in for another 15-30 seconds if it's not fully melted together yet, but be careful not to overheat and burn it. When it's melted, add the vanilla in and stir.
- Pour the mixture over the chex cereal and stir until all the pieces are evenly coated. Put the powered sugar into a large ziplock bag, add the chocolate covered chex, seal the bag and shake until all the pieces are coated in powdered sugar.
- Lay the pieces out to cool, and either serve or store in an airtight container.