Nutella Popcorn Puppy Chow

February 13, 2015
3 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This dressed up snack food is so, so ready for a party table -- but definitely also a Netflix binge of Gossip Girl. —Kendra Vaculin

What You'll Need
  • 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag microwavable popcorn, popped (use unbuttered but salted!)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Melt butter, chocolate chips, and Nutella together. Microwave at 30-second increments, stirring between, until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. In a large bowl, pour Nutella mixture over the popped popcorn and mix to coat. Shake in confectioners' sugar and mix to coat again.
  3. Transfer popcorn to smaller bowls to put out for a party (top with a sprinkling of gold sugar or festive sprinkles to get it super swanky, Oscars party fancy), or scoop into small cellophane bags (and tie closed with a ribbon because you’re a chic host like that) to send your guests home with something sweet.

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13 Reviews

NYRangersfan September 14, 2017
Kendra-this looks so good..can you please amend this recipe as to how many cups of popped popcorn it takes..? There are those of us who do not use prepackaged microwave popcorn due to the chemicals. Thank you :)
Ashley A. September 13, 2017
How do you stop the popcorn from getting a bit soggy with all the toppings?
Becky K. August 20, 2017
some moron is going to read "puppy chow" and make this for their dog!!!
Becky K. August 20, 2017
some moron is going to read "puppy chow" and make this for their dog!!!
KatieHighland February 17, 2017
I want to make this, but also prefer to use an air popper, so I looked around to see how many cups microwave popcorn bags yield. It seems that bags make around 12-13 cups to a bag. I also did see some diet popcorn bags that yield around half, about 6.75 cups-I don't think that this is the standard size, but thought I'd throw it here too, just to be safe. I think I'll pop 13 cups and I'll have to eyeball things when adding the popcorn. If I make it I'll try to add another comment on how much popcorn I use. This looks amazing to me! I can't wait to make it. :)
cathy1755 March 11, 2016
Yes please give cups of popcorn to yummy Nutella mixture. I will never make microwave popcorn. The chemicals are horrible.
Lauren B. February 25, 2016
That is exactly what I want to know. I don't use microwave popcorn so I just need to know how many cups of popcorn to make! (I really hate recipes that use convenience foods.)
lois February 23, 2016
This seems like the perfect Academy Awards night snack! What exactly is "one bag of popcorn"? They come in a few sizes. Does anybody have a sense of how many popped cups we are talking about, or do I go with trial and error? Thanks.
Karen B. February 23, 2015
This stuff is addictive! It's super sweet, so we added a few grindings of salt to balance the sweetness a bit. Be careful not to overheat the nutella mixture or the chocolate will seize.
Nanda G. February 28, 2015
Ohhhhh, that's what happened to me! I think I'll use a double boiler next time.
CandiceHope March 23, 2015
Wish I could get into the habit of reading comments before I try recipes. Just ruined a second bowl of chocolate mixture. Is it totally a waste now or can I recover?
stephanieRD February 23, 2015
This looks dangerously addictive!
Can I. February 18, 2015
I can't wait to try this. It looks so good.