Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix

Puppy chow, party mix, snack mix, Chex mix. Yes, please.

Whatever you want to call it, it just gets better with peanut butter and Nutella.

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Who can say no to crunchy, salty-and-sweet mixes anyway.

Two trips ago to Aruba, I made these Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Pretzels and over a year later, my husband was still talking it.

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Back in Aruba, and not wanting to turn on my oven or devote more than 5 minutes to making something, I figured I could reinvent and enhance that recipe.

I didn’t know how I was going to one-up my own recipe that was such a hit with him, but figured that peanut butter, Nutella, and sprinkles would be a good start.

I was right. He likes this version even more. And I’m not complaining either.

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It’s crazy addictive, and I recommend not making it unless you enjoy cardio. I keep the gallon-sized stash in the freezer both to hide it from ourselves, and because it tastes even better chilled. The snappy crunch factor of the pretzels is intensified.

I used checkerboard-style pretzels, which are the perfect holding cells, literally, for the melted peanut butter-chocolate Nutella mixture. It gets in every nook and cranny and clings so well.

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The peanut butter and Nutella is a match made in tastebud heaven. But I’m partial because I think peanut butter and chocolate is the world’s most perfect flavor pairing.

The confectioners’ sugar soaks up the peanut butter-chocolate sauce so that it’s not a drippy hot mess, and balances the saltiness from the pretzels, peanut butter, and peanuts.

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I tossed in honey roasted peanuts but if you’d like to omit, or use popcorn, Chex, a favorite cereal, or another nut, feel free. I love it when the nuts get stuck to the pretzels by way of the saucy peanut butter glue.

My husband said this would make a great football-watching snack. I think that’s a hint I should make it again.

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I think it’s a great anytime snack. It’s buttery and rich, even though no butter is used.

It’s so fast and easy to make that it’s dangerous.

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Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix

This no-bake mix is salty-and-sweet, and made with peanut butter, peanuts, chocolate by way of Nutella, and sprinkles for a pop of sweetness. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes, and it’s addictively good. Crunchy, satisfying, and I guarantee you can’t just stop at one handful. I store it in the freezer because I like it slightly chilled and extra crunchy.

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1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup Nutella
about 3 1/2 to 4 cups checkerboard mini pretzels
about 2 cups honey-roasted peanuts (or regular peanuts, or another favorite nut; or omit)
about 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 heaping cup sprinkles (jimmies), optional


  1. Combine peanut butter and Nutella in a large microwave-safe bowl, and heat to melt, about 1 minute on high power. Stir to combine. (I only use commercial peanut butter like Jif or Peter Pan and have not tried it with homemade peanut butter)
  2. Add the pretzels, peanuts, and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Add 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and toss to coat evenly. Mix should be fairly dry. Add 1/2 cup additional sugar, or as needed, to dry it out.
  4. Add sprinkles, tossing well to distribute.
  5. Transfer mix to a one-gallon plastic ziptop bag or other airtight container. Serve immediately, or serve chilled. I prefer to store this mix the freezer. It will keep airtight at room temperature for weeks, or in the freezer for months. Recipe may be kept gluten-free by using gluten-free pretzels.

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What’s your favorite snack or party mix?

73 comments on “Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix”

  1. What a fun recipe! My son would LOVE this! I can’t wait to surprise him with this treat…thanks for sharing :)

  2. This is just the snack I need for Sunday blog browsing! xo

  3. i could never say no to sweet, salty or crunchy! This snack looks scrumptious!

  4. Oh lawwwwd, I found the perfect snack! My hand will never come out of that bowl… not until it’s all gone!!

  5. woman this is PMS deeeeelight!
    I much prefer this over that puppy crap.
    Another awesome creation.
    Have a great weekend–wish you lived closer.

    • It touches on every.single.aspect of PMS cravings – salty, sweet, chocolate, PB, crunchy, snacky – I need to make sure to keep it OUT of the house then or I would eat way too much. lol

  6. What a great recipe!!! I think this would fill my puppy chow addiction for sure : )

  7. Ooooo, they are seriously dangerous…Peanut butter and nutella in one recipe, wow, I would love a bowl full.

  8. Oh yeah, my kids would go crazy for this snack mix. Love the sweet and salty combination!

  9. What’s not to love about these? I love all of the colors and my favorite desserts always have elements of sweet and salty. Pretzels are perfect for that.

  10. O_O


    You made this idea even better, oh sweet wonderful pb & nutella!

  11. Ohhhhh Averie, this looks amazing! What a perfect snack to get your sweet, salty and peanut butter in! I love it!

  12. Oh yes, I’d definitely have to hide these from myself in the freezer! What an addictive snack!

  13. Isn’t it awesome when you make something and your husband just falls madly in love with it? Such a good feeling. I know I would shove a handful into my gob and ask for more. :-P

  14. Nutella peanut butter and pretzels-oooooh yes. I’d like this.
    I’m not one to mix up snack mixes really often, living alone, but I hear I make a nice buttery salty popcorn I enhance with oregano and nooch:)

  15. Oh my goodness you made it with Nutella and pretzels. I kind of love you even more!

  16. Oh man… This looks like it could be dangerously addictive!!

  17. Holy Jesus Mary and Joseph. This takes the award for best version of puppy chow EVER. I mean…chocolate, nutella, peanut butter, sugar, SPRINKLES, AND with the sweet/salty combo? I die.

    And seriously with the SPRINKLES?!?! Did you catch that part in my post today about how the world needs more sprinkles and I should make a new rule that sprinkles belong in all cookies?!? I’m not even surprised. Same day posting. Jesus.

  18. Girl, that sounds and looks downright divine! I love that you used the pretzels in place of Chex. I wouldn’t pay that much for cereal either. There is something so yummy about pretzels and Nutella…I usually just dip them. But I’m thinking I need a batch of pb Nutella pretzels now. I made Nutella popcorn before and the sweet and salty paired with the Nutella is so good!!! Pinning!!!

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