When I started planning my daughter’s second birthday party and had decided on a puppy theme, I knew I wanted to serve puppy chow. I’ve never had it, but always wanted to try it. There was one snag, most are made with peanut butter. With my daughter’s peanut allergy, another solution needed to be found. Thank you Pinterest! I found this recipe and knew it would be a winner. We’re big fans of Nutella in our house anyways, and mix it in with chocolate and I’m in heaven!
This went over well at the party. Those that have had puppy chow in the past really liked the change of pace that the Nutella brought. This was such a simple, but decadent snack, I’m sure it will be made again in our household!
Nutella Puppy Chow
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 12 oz. box of hearty wheat/corn/rice cereal like Chex
- 2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
In a pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips, stirring constantly. When all is melted and smooth, remove from heat and stir in the Nutella. Slowly pour the chocolate Nutella mixture over cereal in a large mixing bowl. Wash your hands and use them to stir everything together until fairly evenly coated. Wash those hands again and add the cereal to a gallon sized plastic bag. Pour in the powdered sugar and shake, starting with 1/2 cup at a time. You want to make sure everything’s coated, but not too sweet!
Source: Lovin’ from the Oven