Dessert | January 30, 2020

Nutella Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddy)

Nutella puppy chowis a HUGE favorite around our house, a sweet chocolatey crunchy treat. Creamy Nutella, warm chocolate, crunchy chex with a dusting of powder sugar come together for an amazing snack. Make this for after school snacks, parties, game nights. So many options and no one will be complaining.

WHAT IS PUPPY CHOW? WHAT IS MUDDY BUDDY?

Puppy chow, or sometimes also called Muddy Buddy is a dessert mainly  made of corn and rice cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and powder sugar. For someone who doesn’t love peanut butter, (but looooves nutella) or has a peanut allergy this nutella puppy chow is a great option for them! I feel the flavors in in this recipe blend better and taste so much better!

IS THIS RECIPE REALLY PEANUT FREE?

Yes! for PEANUTS. If you have a hazelnut allergy DO NOT MAKE. If you have a peanut allergy, be sure to use Nutella brand hazelnut chocolate as they ensure it is not made in a facility with any other peanuts.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE NUTELLA PUPPY CHOW?

  • Nutella
  • corn chex
  • chocolate chips
  • butter
  • salt
  • powder sugar

CAN I USE GENERIC BRAND NUTELLA FOR THIS RECIPE!

YES! As you can see in my photos I used a store brand of Nutella. I did have some problems with it however, It was not as creamy and smooth as name brand Nutella. Some store brands of hazelnut spread tend to be a little too oily, or too sticky and you might need to alter the recipe slightly for the perfect texture.

HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA MUDDY BUDDY

Start by measuring out 9 cups of Corn chex mix. You will want to place this in an extra large bowl for stirring.

MAKING THE CHOCOLATE COATING

In a separate bowl add nutella, chocolate chips, butter, and sea salt.

In a microwave heat mixture for 30 seconds and stir. Continue heating for 30 seconds until It’s melted and mixed together. I heated mine for about 1 minute.

PROTIP- You do NOT want to over heat chocolate, it will stiffen instead of melt. If you feel you have over heated your chocolate slightly add 1 tsp of shortening and mix it in the hot chocolate mixture to help smooth it out. 

MIXING YOUR CHOCOLATE AND CHEX MIX

Pour nutella mix over corn chem and stir gently. It will take a few minutes but the warm chocolate mixture will melt over all the chex after a few minutes of stirring.

CAN I ADD MORE CHEX?

yes! if you want your chocolate to chex ratio a little more thin add extra chex until it reaches your desired consistency. I actually used more- about 10 cups of chex, because I prefer less chocolate to chex ratio.

COATING YOUR PUPPY CHOW IN POWDER SUGAR

Add all your powder sugar to a large gallon bag. Add your chocolatey nutella chex mix, still warm and wet, to your gallon bag and shake.

PROTIP: I love doing this in two batches. It coats the chocolate  little more evenly without too much clumping. But all 10 cups of chex mix will fit in the gallon bag if you need to grab and go. 

Shake up your chex mix until its all coated in the delicious powder sugar!

HOW DO I STORE NUTELLA PUPPY CHOW?

I love to serve in a big bowl and where we are done snacking place it into an airtight container. It can remain at room temperature.

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muddy buddy on a tray
Nutella Puppy Chow
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 

A fun, easy and delicious party mix that's perfect for parties or a fun treat.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muddy buddy, Nutella Party Snack, puppy chow
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup nutella
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs Butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Cup Powder Sugar
  • 9-10 Cups Corn Chex
Instructions
  1. in a large mixing bowl, measure 9 cup Chex and set aside

  2. in a microwave safe bowl place butter, chocoalte chips and nutella.

  3. Microwave high for about 30 seconds, add another 30 seconds if needed.

  4. pull out of microwave and add salt, mix well and quickly pour over chex.
  5. carefully mix and stir chex. It will take a few minutes of mixing to get the chocolate well combined with Chex.
  6. Place chocolatey chex in a gallon size bag, pour 1 cup of powder sugar in, seal and shake. once that cups of powdered sugar has coated, add second cup of sugar.

Recipe Notes

IS THIS RECIPE REALLY PEANUT FREE?

Yes! for PEANUTS. If you have a hazelnut allergy DO NOT MAKE. If you have a peanut allergy, be sure to use Nutella brand hazelnut chocolate as they ensure it is not made in a facility with any other peanuts.

CAN I USE GENERIC BRAND NUTELLA FOR THIS RECIPE!

YES! As you can see in my photos I used a store brand of Nutella. I did have some problems with it however, It was not as creamy and smooth as name brand Nutella. Some store brands of hazelnut spread tend to be a little too oily, or too sticky and you might need to alter the recipe slightly for the perfect texture.

PROTIP- You do NOT  want to over heat chocolate, it will stiffen instead of melt. If you feel you have over heated your chocolate slightly add 1 tsp of shortening and mix it in the hot chocolate mixture to help smooth it out. 

HOW DO I STORE NUTELLA PUPPY CHOW?

I love to serve in a big bowl and where we are done snacking place it into an airtight container. It can remain at room temperature. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Nutella Puppy Chow
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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  1. This sounds so good! I love making Muddy Buddy’s, and of course everyone loves Nutella… so i’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try, thanks!!