No Bake Nutella Chex Mix Bites made in muffin tins are “roll your eyes back in your head” delish! They are so easy and make an indulgent treat for any occasion and are made in under 30 minutes.
These super simple no bake cups are so sticky sweet and delish. You’ll want more, but your scale will tell you to hold off. They are so delicious and easy to make that you will mark this as a “go-to” recipe when you need a special treat.
📌 What is Nutella?
If you haven’t jumped on the Nutella bandwagon, this is your chance! It is found by other nut-based butter at the grocery store. The base of Nutella is crushed hazelnuts along with cocoa, oil, sugar and milk powder.
Nutella is delicious, but it isn’t a real substitute for other nut butters. As you can see in the ingredients, it has more than just the nuts. It’s great for holidays or special occasions but I don’t want anyone to think that they are relying on it as a completely healthy protein.
Once you start using it, it’s super easy to make it on your own in the Air Fryer.
That said, it is DELISH!!!
🍫 Why This Recipe Works
- Indulgent – Each bite is sweet, delicious, and the perfect cure to your sweet tooth.
- Great for Gifting – Looking for a special treat for someone but aren’t sure what to give? This is your answer! Great for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or any other time you need a gift.
- Meal Prep – If you like to batch cook or meal prep, this one is for you!
It only takes 25 minutes to make these chex mix bites anytime you are in the mood for something incredible. Here are the main ingredients:
Cereal: I like to use a combination of Chex cereal and Rice Krispie cereal. It’s so tasty!
Nuts: Adding nuts gives the bites a little bit of a tasty crunch. You can always omit them if you aren’t a fan though.
Nutella: The real star of the show is the Nutella. It’s so rich and creamy. YUMMY!
These are super simple to make. I’ve seen Chex Mix variations before I wanted to mix it up a bit and add a different inspiration. My husband came home from work talking about a coworker who LOVES Nutella and I thought it would make an excellent addition for these.
Step One: Mix a Chex cereal of your choice (You need about 4 – 4 ½ cups total) and Rice Krispie cereal, baby pretzels and nuts into a bowl. Pour over melted butter and vanilla extract.
Step Two: On the stove top, heat Nutella, brown sugar, and honey to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over the cereal/nut mixture and stir. Use a measuring cup or your hands to place the mixture into a regular sized muffin pan. Put some pressure on them to make them mold like you would a popcorn ball.
Step Three: Melt 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips in the microwave or double boiler. Be careful not to burn them.
Step Four: Drizzle the melted chocolate on top. Allow it to harden in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes and pop them out of the muffin pan.
👩🍳 Recipe FAQs
Wrap these in a clear cellophane bag and tie a ribbon on top to make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
If you decide to make these in the smaller, mini muffin pan, either add them to a cookie tin, or place them in a decorative box with a gorgeous red bow.
These make a very creative alternative to the Christmas Cookie Swap. These will be a big hit!
Holidays are so busy. I try to take advantage of what little free time there is and prep meals and treats ahead of time. The easiest way to meal prep these would be to do the following:
Measure all the cereals and nuts out and put them in the large bowl and cover.
Measure out the honey, Karo (if using), brown sugar, and Nutella
Get the pans ready.
If you do these couple of quick items, it will save you time when you are ready to cook them. The majority of the work is measuring!
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No Bake Nutella Chex Mix Bites
- 4 cups Chex Cereal
- 1 cup Rice Krispie Cereal
- 1 ½ cup Pretzels
- 1 cup Mixed Nuts
- ¼ Butter melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 cup Honey
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips or melting chocolate
- Combine the cereals, nuts and pretzels in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the sugar, honey, vanilla and Nutella in a pan and bring it to almost a boil. Take off the heat and pour over the cereal mix and combine.
- Once fully combined, place in muffin cups and allow to cool and harden. They will be slightly stiff and a little gooey.
- Drizzle white chocolate on top both ways (up and down and side to side).