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!
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.