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A Valentine Treat- Nutella Muddy Buddies {Easy Recipe!}

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Everyone loves a Valentine treat of Nutella muddy buddies! This super easy recipe will be a favorite of any Valentine! Made with chocolatey hazelnut spread and Chex cereal, this no-bake treat is great for your sweetheart or to enjoy any time!

nutella muddy buddies for Valentine's Day

 

An Easy Valentine treat Nutella and Chex Cereal

Looking for a perfect Valentine treat for that special someone? Nutella Muddy Buddies are easy, no-bake, and delicious!

Now, I know chocolate is usually the go-to choice for most, but the deep love of chocolate and hazelnut combination found in Nutella should not be overlooked.

If you love this hazelnut flavor spread, then you know the cult-like following this sweet little ingredient has on folks. You can put it on everything from toast, ice cream, cookies or a just dig in with a good old spoon.

Is it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies?

I normally do not make muddy buddies or as some call “puppy chow.”  I patiently wait for the holidays to roll around because I know a bag of this sweet treat arrives beautifully wrapped from my neighbor. It is an addicting snack and I'm grateful it is only in the house once a year. That, of course, did not last long after searching Pinterest last year for a new Valentine recipe. So many recipes for red velvet and white chocolate…I needed something quick and easy and that's when I came across muddy buddies. I didn't realize they were SO easy.

nutella muddy buddies valentine version

Most recipes called for chocolate and peanut butter, but I thought let’s add Nutella!

nutella and butter in measuring cup

 

So, I give you a special Valentine treat the Nutella Muddy Buddy- and where I’ve added red, pink and white sprinkles for the day of love, you could custom make this mix for any holiday.

nutella buddy buddy ingredients

 

Nutella Muddy Buddies

9 cups Chex cereal (I used Rice)

½ cup mini-semi sweet chocolate chips

½ cup Nutella

¼ cup butter (1 stick)

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups confectioner sugar

To Make:

Pour cereal into a large bowl.

In 2 cup (or larger) glass measuring cup, place chocolate chips, butter (cut in chunks) and Nutella. Cook in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir.

Add vanilla to chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.

Pour over cereal and fold gently. Try to cover as much cereal as possible.

In a gallon sized zip lock bag, add confectioner sugar.

Pour coated cereal into bag and seal tightly. Shake well.

Pour out coated cereal onto wax paper to cool completely.

Shake colored sprinkles over cereal (optional)

Store in airtight container.

nutella muddy buddies

Other Holiday Suggestions:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Non-Holiday Suggestions:

  • Birthday
  • Football Game
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Beach
  • Mother's Day, Father's Day
  • Baby Shower
  • Bridal Shower
  • Picnic
  • Road Trip
  • Movie Night

How to Gift Muddy Buddy Treats

This recipe will stay fresh in an air-tight container or in a Zip-Lock bag, however, if you are searching for a way to share as a gift, I have a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Place in a clear treat bag and tie closed with a pretty ribbon.
  2. Use festive paper ice cream cups like the one we used.
  3. Chinese Food Take-out containers are a unique box to share this treat.

You can really customize this Nutella muddy buddies for any occasion and have this delicious, chocolatey, crunchy snack as is or enjoy with add-ins like pretzels, m&m's, marshmallows, nuts, or more cereal! This is the recipe that really can morph into any flavor combo you want!

Say “I Love You” with a Sweet Treat

Nothing says “I love you” more than something homemade. Whether that is a handmade card full of sweet prose or a gourmet meal, taking the time to create something special is the nicest gift of all. Where customary to give flowers or chocolates, try making this sweet surprise for that special someone! They will love it!

Yield: 12

A Valentine Treat- Nutella Muddy Buddies

nutella muddy buddies

A sweet treat using Nutella! Perfect for gift giving to your favorite Valentine. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Chex cereal, I used Rice
  • ½ cup mini-semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup butter, 1 stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar

Instructions

  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl.
  2. In 2 cup (or larger) glass measuring cup, place chocolate chips, butter (cut in chunks) and Nutella.
  3. Cook in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir.
  4. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture and stir until smooth.
  5. Pour over cereal and fold gently. Try to cover as much cereal as possible.
  6. In a gallon sized zip lock bag, add confectioner sugar.
  7. Pour coated cereal into bag and seal tightly. Shake well.
  8. Pour out coated cereal onto wax paper to cool completely.
  9. Shake colored sprinkles over cereal (optional)
  10. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g

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Want other treats to share with your Valentine? You may want to try these delicious ideas for dinner!

 

 

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Andrea B.

Saturday 14th of February 2015

I'm DESPERATE for these immediately!!!

They look so good.

Happy Valentine's Day!!! xo

Kelly Pugliano

Sunday 15th of February 2015

They are EASY and SO TASTY!!! You will love them ;)

Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Sisters From Another Mister

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

You are such a tease today!

Kelly Pugliano

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

Heehee! Yes- needed a easy recipe for this week! I think this fits the bill! :)

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