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Keto Nutella Puppy Chow

Depending on where you grew up, you may have enjoyed a delicious sweet treat called “puppy chow” or “Muddy Buddies” or even “reindeer chow.” This version is a keto-friendly spin on the recipe called Keto Nutella Puppy Chow!

overhead view of large bowl of keto nutella puppy chow

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Don’t be fooled by the name – this Keto Nutella Puppy Chow is a (very delicious) food for people! I have no idea where it got its name, but growing up, we used to make it at home with Chex cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and powdered sugar.

The original recipe is definitely not keto, but I made a keto-friendly original version several years ago. This time, I’m back with a Nutella-flavored version that takes the recipe to the next yummy level. 😍

Why You’ll Love This Keto Nutella Puppy Chow

  • It’s a chocolate keto dessert or snack that almost tastes too good to be keto! (But it is.)
  • If you’re looking for a keto-friendly treat to serve at parties, this recipe is it! Everyone will love it.
  • You can’t go wrong with a recipe with keto Nutella and keto powdered sugar.

Please note that the name “puppy chow” is one of the traditional names for this treat, but it is NOT food for dogs – this is a dessert for people! Do not feed it to any dogs.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Keto Nutella Puppy Chow Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade puppy chow are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Almond flour
  • Unsweetened macaroon coconut or unsweetened coconut that has been processed to a fine texture
  • Stevia
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Swerve Confectioners
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bowl of keto nutella puppy chow next to choczero chocolate hazelnut spread

How to Make Keto Nutella Puppy Chow {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb puppy chow. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

This recipe has two parts:

  • In part 1, you will create the keto cereal, which is meant to be a stand-in for the Chex cereal that is traditionally used in this recipe.
  • In part 2, you will create the final dessert.

Part 1: Create the Cereal

Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and spread the cereal onto a non-stick cookie sheet, preferably one topped with a silicone baking mat. Bake until batter is cooked through and edges begin to lightly brown, then remove from oven.

keto cereal batter on a non-stick baking mat

Flip the cereal “mat” over, then cut it into thin strips using a pizza cutter or kitchen shears. Next, cut the thin strips into Chex-cereal-sized pieces. Bake again and remove from oven.

keto cereal mat cut into small pieces

Place keto cereal in a bowl and set aside.

Part 2: Create the Final Dessert (Low Carb Puppy Chow)

Ready to create that chocolate-coated amazing dessert in the first photo? 😍 Let’s get started!

Microwave the ChocZero chocolate chips, ChocZero Chocolate Hazelnut spread, butter, and vanilla as instructed on the recipe card.

Then, combine mixture and keto cereal and stir until each piece is evenly coated. Add the coated cereal to a 1-gallon Ziploc bag.

chocolate-coated keto cereal in a ziploc bag

Here comes the magic… Add Swerve Confectioners to the bag, zip the bag closed, and shake until the cereal is sufficiently coated with Swerve.

keto nutella puppy chow in a ziploc bag

Open the bag and place the cereal on a non-stick cookie sheet. Dust with additional Swerve Confectioners if desired.

NOTE: Keto Puppy Chow won’t be as white as regular Puppy Chow because Swerve dissolves a bit when wet.

Chill the cereal for at least 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

overhead view of low carb nutella puppy chow on a pan

Nutrition Facts for This Easy Keto Nutella Muddy Buddies Recipe

Per serving (15 total servings):

  • 203 calories
  • 17g fat
  • 5g protein
  • 3g net carbs

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overhead view of large bowl of keto nutella puppy chow

Keto Nutella Puppy Chow

This Keto Nutella Puppy Chow recipe is a keto-friendly spin on the traditional Keto Puppy Chow or Keto Muddy Buddies recipe!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto chocolate desserts, low carb chocolate desserts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

Cereal Ingredients

Puppy Chow Ingredients

Instructions

Cereal Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Combine the almond flour, coconut, and stevia in a bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. (The mixture will be thick and sticky.)
  • Spread the mixture non-stick cookie sheet or one covered with a silicone baking mat. Spread it as thinly and evenly as possible, but it doesn't have to be perfect.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the cereal is cooked through and the edges begin to lightly brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Flip the cereal "mat" over and then cut it into thin strips using a pizza cutter or kitchen shears. Then, cut the thin strips into Chex-cereal sized pieces.
  • Put the cookie sheet with the cereal back into the oven for 6-8 minutes, watching the cereal to ensure it doesn’t get too brown.
  • Remove cereal from oven and place in a bowl to cool.

Puppy Chow Instructions

  • Add the ChocZero chocolate chips, ChocZero Chocolate Hazelnut spread, and butter to a large, microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave the mixture on high in 20-second bursts, stirring in between, until it is fully melted and no lumps remain. (It took me two rounds.) After it’s melted, stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Combine mixture and cereal and stir until each piece of cereal is evenly coated.
  • Add the coated cereal to a 1-gallon Ziploc bag.
  • Add Swerve to bag, zip the bag closed, and shake until the cereal is sufficiently coated with Swerve.
  • Open the bag and place the cereal on a non-stick cookie sheet. Dust with additional Swerve Confectioners if desired. (Note: Keto Puppy Chow won't be as white as regular Puppy Chow because Swerve dissolves a bit when wet.)
  • Chill the cereal for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Despite the common name, this is NOT food for dogs. This is a people food only!
Nutrition Facts
Keto Nutella Puppy Chow
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 32mg3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 122IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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