Nutella Muddy Buddies

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Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They’re made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

Now the real question is, did you call them muddy buddies or puppy chow as a kid?

I called them muddy buddies, but no matter what you called them, I know I’m not the only one who was totally obsessed with this delicious sweet snack as a kid!  It was always a favorite at school holiday parties, birthday parties and just a delicious dessert to have around the house!

As an adult I’ve become totally obsessed with Nutella recipes, from Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Nutella Rice Krispie Treats, to Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls and Nutella Brookies, I love the delicious hazelnut spread, so of course I had to add it to this classic recipe for muddy buddies!

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

How do you make muddy buddies?

To make this recipe for Nutella Muddy Buddies, you simply melt the chocolate and butter together, then mix in the Nutella and vanilla extract. Pour it over rice chex cereal, then toss with powdered sugar.

Even better than telling you how to make this recipe, let me show you how to make Nutella Muddy Buddies in this 60 second video!

How do you melt Nutella?

You don’t! On the package of Nutella, it specifically says not to melt Nutella. I made that mistake the first time I made these and unfortunately it makes for a clumpy chocolate hazelnut sauce which makes it hard to coat the rice chex cereal evenly. Over the years, I’ve perfected these Nutella Muddy Buddies and found that if you simply mix the nutella into the butter and chocolate after they’re melted in the microwave, you get a much smoother nutella chocolate sauce to coat your rice chex cereal. Even distribution is key here people, we don’t want half of the chex cereal hogging all of the chocolate nutella goodness 😉

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

How many calories are in muddy buddies?

This recipe for Nutella Muddy Buddies contains 418 calories per cup. The recipe makes 9 cups.

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

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Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!
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Nutella Muddy Buddies

Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They're made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 cups
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup nutella hazelnut spread
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 9 cups rice chex cereal
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Add the chocolate chips and butter to a medium mixing bowl. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes.

  2. Remove from the microwave, stir, then microwave for an additional minute.
  3. Remove from the microwave and stir in the nutella and vanilla extract.

  4. Add the rice chex cereal to a large bowl and pour the chocolate nutella mixture on top. Toss to coat.

  5. Add the powdered sugar to the bowl and toss together until the rice chex cereal is fully covered.

Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They're made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!
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