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Nutella Almond Muddy Buddies

This is a classic sweet snack with a delicious twist…
special dark chocolate, whole almonds, and the star of the show: Nutella.
There’s no messing around here. 
Just the good stuff.
Just the way I like it.
Oh. And it’s addictive.
As in I was still shoveling in mouthfuls as I walked the bag full upstairs to give to neighbors.
I didn’t want to give it up. But, clearly, that needed to be done.

I could have even substituted almonds for the cereal entirely, they were so good.
I mean, obviously, I love the chex. But those almonds… well, they gave me a new idea of what chocolate covered almonds should taste like!
(Which is: covered in Nutella and powdered sugar. Just clarifying.)

Nutella Almond Muddy Buddies

adapted from: Chex


  • 9 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 c. Almonds, whole, unsalted
  • 1 cup semisweet (or dark chocolate) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Measure out the cereal and almonds into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Pour the powdered sugar in a large ziptop bag and set aside.
  3. Over low (LOW!) heat in a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips, the butter, and the nutella together until smooth (if it begins to seize, pull it off the heat immediately and go ahead to the next step even if not completely smooth– it will still turn out ok).
  4. Pour the chocolate over the cereal and gently stir to coat with a rubber spatula (if chocolate has seized a little, just continue, the powdered sugar will fix everything).
  5. Remove the coated cereal to the ziptop bag. Seal well and shake to coat with the sugar.
  6. Serve it how you like it– warm and melty, room temperature, or chilled (which is how I like it!).
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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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27 Responses to “Nutella Almond Muddy Buddies”

  1. Dany@ Tiny Tots and Polka Dots posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm (#)

    I love nutella! This looks amazing!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm (#)

    Love. Triple Love. Oh my goodness I love the chex but I could live on those almonds!

    {Oh, and thanks for all the diy tutorials. I’m starting to drive myself insane. I’ve gotten the design bug. :)}

    • Something Swanky posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm (#)

      I KNOW! I’m loving what you’re doing!! And it’s so hard to stop once you start, isn’t it? :) I feel like I have to keep my header the same now, because ziplist uses it on their pages… and I’m not gonna lie, I’m feeling the itch SO BAD.

    • Jocelyn posted on May 21, 2012 at 1:03 am (#)

      Anytime either of you have an itch, I will let you work on mine:-)

  3. Jocelyn posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#)

    You had me at Nutella…I think anything covered in that stuff would be amazing:-)

    • Something Swanky posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm (#)

      Oh man. Tell me about it. We’ve been visiting my parents a lot lately, and a couple of weeks ago my mom picked up an empty nutella jar from the pantry and was like “how did this happen? No one eats this stuff around here!”

      All I could say was “whaaaaaaaaat?”

    • Jocelyn posted on May 21, 2012 at 1:02 am (#)

      hahahaha!!! That is too funny:-) Mine disappears the same way. The problem…I’m the only one that eats by the spoonfuls:-)

  4. Back for Seconds posted on May 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm (#)

    Ooooohhhh babby. This looks awesome! I am a sucker for dessert style chex mix and this one looks like a winner!

  5. Aimee posted on May 21, 2012 at 7:18 am (#)

    Yum Ashton. Just Yum.

  6. Lisa posted on May 21, 2012 at 9:03 am (#)

    Oooh, muddy buddies with nutella! This sounds amazing!

  7. Sugar Bea posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:32 am (#)

    ok. YUM. I want some of that! Love anything with Nutella :)

  8. Sarah posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am (#)

    I am so with you on this!!! We love nutella and I can’t wait to try it :)

    The Farm Girl

  9. Beck posted on May 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm (#)

    This is SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

  10. posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm (#)

    Woah!!! Way to take an amazing thing and make it even MORE amazing!!!! I’m glad pinterest led me to your blog!

  11. Tammy posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm (#)

    Sounds so very yummy!

  12. Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:52 am (#)

    Ok you are seriously a genius!! Nutella and muddy buddies sound like the perfect marriage!:)

  13. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try this! I love nutella and almonds…genius! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  14. Natasha SerenityYou posted on May 24, 2012 at 4:53 am (#)

    look so delicious!! pinning!!!!

    Natasha @

  15. Tim, Allyson, and kids posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm (#)

    You had me at Nutella :)

    We’d love for you to link this recipe to our Finished Friday blog party.

  16. Ashley posted on June 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm (#)

    OH MY…I make muddy buddies all the time and this flavor switch-up is genius!!! I will definitely be trying these soon. And I have a Costco size jar of Nutella that is waiting to be used. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  17. Sara posted on December 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm (#)

    Can you use milk chocolate chips?

    • Ashton posted on December 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm (#)

      I’m not positive but I bet you can :)


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