Nutella Puppy Chow – #SecretRecipeClub

Beware! This Nutella Puppy Chow is a highly additive snack and it’s not just for kids! Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies, moose munch or reindeer food, it’s over the top yummy! I mean what’s better than Chex covered with chocolate, nutella & powdered sugar? See what I mean?!

Nutella Puppy Chow | 2CookinMamas - Easy to make sweet snack, a little nutella, chocolate, rice chex and powdered sugar and you are ready to go! Addictive and delicious!

I’m so excited that it’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! If you haven’t visited our site on the second Monday of the month before let me tell you of all the fun we have with this club. Our group is made up of food bloggers from around the globe that are given one of the other blogger’s sites in the group to make anything they choose from their recipe index. No one gets to tell who they chose or what they are going to make until reveal day. It’s been a great way to find new bloggers to follow and some absolutely delicious recipes! You’ve got to check out all the “scrumptiousness” for yourself below.

Nutella Puppy Chow Ingredients|2CookinMamas

This month I was assigned Tracy’s blog, Pale Yellow, and couldn’t believe how many mouth-watering confections there were on her site. She is amazing! She is a science educator/curriculum specialist during the day and a food blogger by night so, believe it or not, all these scrumptious-looking treats were baked at night! I think if I did that I would be skipping dinner just to get to the desserts! You can tell from her creations that she loves to bake and she says that it is her way of saying I love you or care for you when she shares with you. I love that sentiment, I just wish I was one of her neighbors or co-workers! 🙂

Nutella Puppy Chow spilling out|2CookinMamas

It was so hard to decide what to make! I debated about making the Black & White Cookies with Amaretto (black & whites are one of my favorites), the Slutty Brownies (the name is just kind of catchy isn’t it & her explanation is even better) or the Apple Cake with Brown Butter Frosting (definitely a fall/winter sounding dessert that would have been perfect for Thanksgiving) but I went with the Nutella Puppy Chow. Why? Because I was one of the people she was talking about that has never had this addictive snack and I wanted to remedy that right away! And according to Wikipedia, this favorite all American snack is also known as muddy buddies, monkey munch, or reindeer food- who knew?! (guess I’d better save some for Christmas Eve)

Nutella Puppy Chow 640|2CookinMamas

I’ve also been sitting on pins and needles, anxious to share this recipe with everyone. I baked it almost as soon as I got my assignment because it seemed like the perfect treat for when my grandson came for the Thanksgiving holiday. Once I baked it, I had to make sure it didn’t disappear before he showed up because it really is a dangerous addictive treat. It is so easy to grab handfuls and not realize that you’ve already gone through half the jar! (don’t want to incriminate anyone – so no names here)

Bowl of Nutella Puppy Chow|2CookinMamas

So did he enjoy it? Yep he sure did! Just look at that face!  I think the Midwesterners have something going with this snack. Oh, and the funny thing was, after I mentioned making this recipe to my daughter, who had never heard of them either, she took a picture of them at the grocery store. It seems the makers of Rice Chex are now packaging these up so there is no need to make your own anymore. But I have to say, it’s so easy to make yourself that you just have to give it a try!

Maxx and Nutella Puppy Chow



Beware! This Nutella Puppy Chow is a highly additive snack and it's not just for kids! Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies, moose munch or reindeer food, it's over the top yummy! I mean what's better than Chex covered with chocolate, nutella & powdered sugar? See what I mean?!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 box Rice Chex, about 12-13 oz (can use corn chex or wheat chex)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar


  • In a 4-cup microwave safe measuring cup, melt butter with chocolate chips. Microwave on high in 30-second increments until mixture is smooth (about 1-1/2 minutes total). 
  • Add Nutella and stir until well mixed.
  • In a large bowl, mix cereal with chocolate-Nutella mixture. Stir with wooden spoon just to combine then use your hands to toss it until all cereal has been coated with mixture. Be sure to do it carefully so the cereal does not break up too much.
  • Pour 1/4 of powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag. Scoop several handfuls of chocolate coated cereal into bag and shake until all pieces are coated. Break up any large chunks and shake a little more. 
  • Pour onto a cookie sheet to finish cooling. 
  • Repeat with remaining coated cereal and powdered sugar.
  • Store in airtight container.



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  • Reply
    12/16/2015 at 9:45 pm

    Puppy Chow is the best! Love the picture holding the treat. Visiting from SRC B!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/17/2015 at 4:29 pm

      Me too Julie! My grandson was so happy when I gave him the bowl. I should have gotten one after he had eaten it – powdered sugar everywhere! lol

  • Reply
    12/15/2015 at 1:09 pm

    I have to be honest: whenever I’ve seen recipes for “puppy chow” I’ve never clicked on them. Now I see what I’ve been missing. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/16/2015 at 12:16 pm

      Me either! But I am sure glad I did (although my waistline might not think that – lol)!

  • Reply
    Micha at Cookin' Mimi
    12/14/2015 at 10:36 pm

    We love puppy chow. I’m planning on making a big batch for Christmas gifts. I’ve never made them with Nutella though, these look fabulous.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/16/2015 at 2:42 pm

      It is really delish with the Nutella if you love the stuff as much as my grandson (as you can tell in the picture) and I have to hide it from my husband so he doesn’t eat the entire batch. 🙂 What flavor do you make?

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow
    12/14/2015 at 9:42 am

    Love your grandson’s face!!! This is why we cook/bake and share, right?!?! Great choice for SRC!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/14/2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Tracy! And I have to say – it is definitely addictive! I enjoyed reviewing all the recipes on your site. I’ll be back for sure!

  • Reply
    12/14/2015 at 6:07 am

    I’m one of those rare birds that have never had this treat before, either! Going to have to fix that! 😉 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 😀

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      12/14/2015 at 4:50 pm

      Be careful! It’s really delicious & so addictive! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & a safe & happy New Year!

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