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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 Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

27 comments on “Nutella Almond Muddy Buddies”

  1. I love nutella! This looks amazing!

  2. 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. :)}

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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?”

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

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

  5. Yum Ashton. Just Yum.

  6. Oooh, muddy buddies with nutella! This sounds amazing!

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

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

    The Farm Girl

  9. This is SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!

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

  11. Sounds so very yummy!

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

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

  14. You had me at Nutella :)

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

  15. 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!

  16. Can you use milk chocolate chips?

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