Nutella Yuppy (or Puppy) Chow

December 14, 2011
Yuppy Chow.  Puppy Chow.  White Trash.  Whatever you call it, the bottom line is this stuff is good!  But this Nutella Yuppy Chow is not just good.  It's addictively good.

Nutella Yuppy Chow ~ Yuppy Chow.  Puppy Chow.  White Trash.  Whatever you call it, this stuff is good!  But this Nutella Yuppy Chow is not just good.  It's addictively good.

My family was introduced to this delectable sweet treat years ago by my brother's mother-in-law.  And ever since, my Father has been in love with Yuppy Chow.  To him, it's just not Christmas without it.  Of course, the rest of us like it pretty good too.  

Crunchy cereal, pretzels, chocolate, ... all coated in powdered sugar ... what's not to love?

My Mom and I especially love the big hunks created when a bunch of pieces of the cereal-pretzel mixture all clump together.  That means there's extra chocolate coating holding the big clump together!

Well, given my family's love of Yuppy Chow and my love of Nutella, can you imagine how excited I was when I came across Healthy Tasty Chow's Nutella version?  I just had to give it a try!  Had to.  No choice about it.

Nutella Yuppy Chow ~ Yuppy Chow.  Puppy Chow.  White Trash.  Whatever you call it, this stuff is good!  But this Nutella Yuppy Chow is not just good.  It's addictively good.

So I whipped up a batch ...  And then, of course, put it to a head-to-head taste test against the traditional version. 

The results, you ask?  

This one was a super tough call! ... and I actually have to call it a tie.  I love them both.  I might ... might ... love the Nutella version just a teeny-tiny bit better.  It's so slight it's impossible to decide.  

So how do you whip up a batch of Nutella Yuppy Chow so you can decide for yourself?

Start by melting together your chocolate coating ingredients ... chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butter, and Nutella.

Then pour the melted mixture over your crunchy mixture.  Ummmmm, does anyone else just want to stick their finger right into that beautiful waterfall of Nutella-chocolate?

Next, gently stir the mixture together to coat the crunchies with the chocolate.  Sometimes I use a spoon ... sometimes I just dive right in with my hands.

Once your crunchies are coated, dump them into a clean brown paper grocery bag and pour the powdered sugar on top.

Close up the bag real good, and then shake, shake, shake ... shake, shake, shake ... shake your baggie ... shake your baggie!

(Gotta love a little play on the classic KC and the Sunshine Band!  I haven't included a song in one of my posts for a while.  I was due.  Sooooo ... just in case you don't know that song, here it is!  Classic "Shake Your Booty."

That was fun.  Now back to Yuppy Chow.)

Your Yuppy Chow should now look like this ... 

... all nicely coated and white.

You're ready to serve up a bowl and enjoy.  But be warned! ... once you start eating this stuff, it's really hard to stop.

Nutella Yuppy Chow ~ Yuppy Chow.  Puppy Chow.  White Trash.  Whatever you call it, this stuff is good!  But this Nutella Yuppy Chow is not just good.  It's addictively good.

Nutella Yuppy Chow
Source: Adapted from Healthy Tasty Chow
(Printable recipe)
  • 12 oz. (2 c.) white chocolate chips
  • 6 oz. (1 c.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. Nutella
  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 box Kellogg's Crispix cereal
  • 1 (12 to 16 oz.) bag small pretzel twists
  • 1 c. hazelnuts (or peanuts)
  • 1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar {about 3 1/2 cups}
  1. Melt white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Nutella, and butter together slowly over medium-low heat, stirring to combine well. If consistency is too thick for pouring, melt in additional butter.
  2. Combine cereal, pretzels, and hazelnuts in a large bowl or other container. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal mixture. Gently stir to coat the cereal mixture with the chocolate mixture.
  3. Place the coated mixture in a large paper grocery bag and add the confectioners sugar. Close tightly and shake to coat the cereal mixture with sugar.
  4. Place bag in the freezer for one hour to set the chocolate mixture.
  5. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. This can also be frozen.

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  1. I love puppy chow, and this twist looks even better!

  2. Loving your yuppy chow! It just says Christmas! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. I love this stuff. You're right - it is very addictive. I forgot to make it this year. Thanks for the reminder!!!

  4. I love that it has pretzels in it! Never would have thought of that but I'm totally making it that way now. :)

  5. I grew up hearing that song, well my early! This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Mrs. Foxs Sweet Party :)

  6. I LOVED shakin my boot-tay to that song! WHOOP! And let us just be HONEST here....this nutella yum yum you got going on here is like the BEST EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  7. This looks delicious and is a feature at Savvy HomeMade Monday this week! Thank you so much for sharing another awesome post, Tracey!

  8. ok, I just made the traditional puppy chow without the butterscotch chips!! boo hoo!! I wish I had known!
    So now I have several options to try!! And thanks for another fabulous recipe!!

  9. You had me at nutella! :-) What a great little recipe.


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