Nutella Mallow Puppy Chow



Dear Guys, Males, Boys,

Your specie never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes, in good ways, like when you prove you’re chivalrous. Other times, in bad ways, like when you burp or walk around in sandals. Sometimes sandals with socks. Those are the true gems.

But often, I run into your kind that doesn’t really get it. Whether they’ve tried it once before and by some kind of once in a millionth blue moon, Twilight-Zone type of miracle moment it worked or what, they try it again and it just confuses the crap out of me.

Like when y’all drive by reaaalllly slowly, roll down your window and start shouting at me in the Trader Joe’s parking lot: “Hey! Hey you! Hey! What’s up girl?!” Pedophiles do that. And they offer candy, which aside from a faulty attempt at a pick up, you’re lacking. You’re just being creepy and I’m not sure where and when this ever worked in your favor, but generally, there’s a golden rule that women don’t acknowledge losers who drive in parking lots of organic grocery stores trying to pick up chicks from their cars.

Or when your socially-awkward friends come into my work with an (adorable!!) Corgi puppy and everyone freaks out and pets it and I ask general dog questions and suddenly, he interprets that as an invitation to get reallyclose to me, introduce himself, and begin showing up with said-adorable dog from now on in a weird attempt to use his dog as his pick-up.

Like today, when aforementioned socially-awkward man came back and caught me cleaning tables outside and said, “Buster and I came back to say hello” in a weird husky voice that’s not his normal voice. And then he proceeded to follow me around the shop until I crawled back into the furthermost corner to avoid making eye contact with creepy puppy man.

So again, some of your kind rock, like my own Jessie. He’s awesome! He makes me laugh and takes me to get snow cones like, six days a week and calls me beautiful every day. Also, he opens my door which is like, the hottest thing evah. It’s the little things, people!

So if y’all could mention that to the dudes who openly burp and act like douches at my work and then approach the counter and try to act all suave and sexy… it doesn’t work, and being a real gentleman does.

Also, if you make and/or eat this Nutella Mallow Puppy Chow with me, that’s kinda sorta awesome.

Guys love chocolate and marshmallows and peanut butter and crunchy things. Or so I’ve heard. So maybe make this for the gentleman (or men!) in your life and thank them for not acting like a creep. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it!

Nutella Mallow Puppy Chow *adapted from THIS recipe from Moms Who Think

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 bag Jet-Puffed chocolate covered mini marshmallows (can substitute regular mini marshmallows)
About 8 cups chocolate flavored Chex cereal
About 3 cups powdered sugar

1. In a large microwaveable bowl, heat together the PB, butter, Nutella, chocolate chips and vanilla for 45 seconds on HIGH; stir, then reheat for an additional 15-30 seconds until smooth & melted. Do not overheat or the chocolate will burn!
2. Immediately stir the marshmallows and the chocolate chex cereal into the bowl and gently toss to combine. Set aside.
3. Pour the powdered sugar in a large resealable gallon-size bag. Fold over the mouth of the bag and pour the coated cereal mixture into the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and vigorously shake the bag for a minute, ensuring each piece is coated thoroughly with powdered sugar.
4. Store leftovers airtight for about a week at room temperature.

If you guys haven’t tried the chocolate Chex cereal yet, you totally need to! It’s SO good plain but really enhances the chocolate, mallow + peanut butter flavors in this puppy chow.

Love puppy chow? Me too. Here’s some more chow-chow for you humans:
Lemon & White Chocolate Chex Chow from me
Birthday Cake Puppy Chow from me
S’mores Puppy Chow from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Cookies n Cream Chex Mix from Cooking Classy
Gluten Free Strawberries n Cream Puppy Chow from Glutenista

Have a terrific day!!

xo, Hayley


  1. I happen to have nutella, pb, marshmallows – but no chex on hand. So close, yet so far. Probably a good thing b/c it looks so good!

  2. The Witch's Kitchen says:

    My oldest son just asked me last night to make some more puppy chow. Might have to try this one!

  3. You know how I feel about puppy chow. It’s a wonder I don’t weigh 700 lbs cuz I eat near the whole batch every time I make the stuff. This version sounds excellent. Chocolate covered mallows AND chocolate chex? Count me in!
    Totally agree on the creepy guy thing. Ew. I swear, every time I leave the house I encounter at lest one creepy dude. What the heck? And when did it become ok for them to look you up and down without shame? I’m so glad we snagged two of the few remaining good ones! Yay for gentlemen 😉

  4. We got some of the good ones that’s for sure! Socks and sandals dudes freak me out. Nutella and puppy chow however? Don’t. 🙂

  5. I’ve never tried chocolate chex before!! And my most recent stint with puppy chow only last about 2 hours last week! We ate the ENTIRE batch haha! But Kevin tried some before our roadtrip and he was obsessed. Guys certainly love this crunchy stuff! I like your version a lot Hayley!!

  6. This sounds sooo delicious. It sounds like I should definitely make some of this for my husband + thank him for not being a creep – ha! There are definitely some weirdos out there!

  7. Yep, I’m definitely lucky I snagged a good guy! You are killin’ me with this nutella mix–I’m totally making this for our road trips this fall to the football games. I have a feeling it won’t last all the way to the tailgate party. 🙂

  8. White chocolate puppy chow is also a favorite of mine!!!
    As it happens, I have all of these ingredients to make this puppy chow. I just picked up the Trader JOe’s version of nutella (which I never have in the house), so I will have to give this a try tomorrow!


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