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Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe

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The flavor of this Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe is one of the best! You’ll love grabbing handfuls of this sweet treat and making it when the craving hits. Add this to your list of must-make puppy chow recipes!

Nutella lovers will be obsessed with this simple snack recipe – I know I am. That sweet Nutella paired with powdered sugar creates one of the best quick snacks.

The fun thing about making this Nutella muddy buddy recipe is that it’s versatile when it can be served. You can serve it for baby showers, parties, holidays, and more.

I always keep the recipe close when I have Nutella in the house because it’s a simple snack!

Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe

If you’ve had puppy chow before, you know how easy it is to make. You only need about 15 minutes to make this treat – and then you’ll be gobbling it by the handful.

My boys are obsessed with puppy chow because they find the name funny and the flavor addictive. I have to admit also that I’m so happy with the flavor of this one! It’s so good!

Keep the simple ingredients on hand to have them for movie nights and parties. It’s also a great treat to have a simple dessert after dinner.

How do I keep puppy chow from going stale?

In delectable snack-time treasures, muddy buddies possess a crunchy allure that’s second to none, but preserving their freshness can feel like a race against the clock.

To ensure that each bite retains that sought-after crispiness, the secret lies within airtight containment. Imagine sealing the flavors and texture inside a vault, impervious to the staleness that the outside world imparts.

By employing an airtight container or a heavy-duty zip-top bag—squeezing all the air out before sealing—you create a miniature sanctuary for those irresistible squares, safeguarding them from going stale.

Thus, your muddy buddies remain as if they’re forever frozen in a moment of peak scrumptiousness, ready to be savored wherever the craving strikes.

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Best Puppy Chow Recipes:

Once you make this Simple Chocolate Muddy Buddy Recipe, you must try some of my favorite flavors.

You can check them out below!

This Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow Recipe is a great snack everyone can enjoy!

Find out how simple it is to make this Chocolate Halloween Puppy Chow Recipe!

Valentine Puppy Chow is a fun and simple recipe that is the perfect snack or homemade gift.

Fall Chex Mix is one that I think about and make all year long!

This Easter Snack Mix is a simple holiday recipe. Everyone will love it!

I love how much flavor this Thanksgiving Puppy Chow Recipe has. It’s perfect for the dessert table!

Make this Perfectly Sweet Cotton Candy Puppy Chow Recipe for a birthday party or sweet treat!

Are puppy chow and muddy buddies the same treat?

One question persists in the heart of comfort food debates, casting a deliciously perplexing shadow over snack lovers—Are Puppy Chow and Muddy Buddies indeed the same treat?

This conundrum has been tossed around kitchens and online forums, manifesting as the ‘Snack Debate’ that splits households into camps of chocolate-coated loyalty.

At first glance, both Puppy Chow and Muddy Buddies share the same cloak of indulgence: a decadent layer of peanut butter and chocolate lovingly clinging to crunchy squares of cereal, all finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Yet, by some accounts, subtle variations do exist. Some add candies, while others focus on letting the cereal be the crunchy star of the show.

No matter what you call it, enjoy the varied flavors!

More Nutella Recipes:

Whether it’s the classic Nutella-smeared toast that comforts on a drizzly morning or the sophisticated swirl in a decadent Nutella cheesecake, the recipes you can conjure with this hazelnut spread are as boundless as your imagination.

Envision melt-in-your-mouth Nutella brownies that seduce the palate with their fudgy center or the delicate crepes with a generous drizzle of this chocolatey goodness, folded over fresh strawberries and crowned with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Each Nutella-infused creation promises sublime joy, igniting sweet memories and inspiring new culinary adventures.

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Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe

Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe has a great flavor and taste. Whip up a batch to share with family and friends!


  • 3 1/2 cups Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Add the cereal to a mixing bowl and set it aside.
  2. Add the powdered sugar into a large sealable bag and set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl by heating in 30-second increments. Stir, then reheat as needed.
  4. Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the Nutella. Reheat the mixture for 20 seconds if it needs to be softened.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir to combine.
  6. Once the cereal is coated, put it into the bag with the powdered sugar.
  7. Seal the bag and shake it to coat the cereal.
  8. Pour the coated cereal on a lined baking sheet and let it set before serving or storing. This might take about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/2/2024

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