Pretzel Puppy Chow

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


5 cups

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
This variation on regular puppy chow replaces peanut butter with Nutella and chipotle for a delicious spicy-sweet combination. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pretzel Puppy Chow Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 1/2 cup pretzel rings
  • 1/2 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa


  1. In a large bowl, combine Chex and pretzels; set aside.
  2. Place Nutella in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir in chili powder until well blended. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa in a large bowl; add cereal mixture and toss to coat. Spread onto waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 261 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.