salted peanut nutella puppy chow [SBA]

All last week, I was harboring a serious Nutella craving.

You know what I’m talking about: those days when you want–nay, need–nothing more than a spoonful or five of thick, creamy chocolate and crisp hazelnut spread. Right now, this instant.

I had to satisfy my taste buds before they mutinied.

I turned to Sally’s Baking Addiction (a favorite–seriously, go check it out) and found this recipe for salted peanut Nutella puppy chow. Um, yes please.

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Crunchy, dry roasted peanuts with sea salt. Crispy Rice Chex.

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Doused with a healthy serving of Nutella, melted down over the stove with butter and just a pinch of sea salt.


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Shake it all up with some powdered sugar, and you’re done!

The whole thing took me no more than 15 minutes. I halved the recipe, but I regretted that less than 24 hours later when all the puppy chow was gone. It’s perfectly salty and sweet–great for munching idly on while chatting or reading.

Will I be making more this weekend? Oh yes.

Photo credit to Lauren Daurizio, who makes a mess in the kitchen but photographs it better than anyone I know.