Nutella Crispy Treats

Nutella Crispy Treats

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Cool: 45 mins
Total: 62 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 1 (8x8) pan
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
49 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Do you like rice crispy treats? Then you'll love this Nutella version! Nutella crispy treats are a gourmet version of the favorite childhood treat. Instead of being made with just marshmallows, cereal, and butter, this recipe uses Nutella spread, chocolate chips, and toasted hazelnuts to transform the snack into a rich, decadent treat.

If this recipe has you curious to try more Nutella treats, don't stop here. Try this recipe for Nutella Bars, with a crunchy crust, silky filling, and shiny chocolate glaze. You might also like Nutella Oreo Truffles (super fast and easy!) or this gorgeous and simple recipe for Swirled Nutella Fudge


  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
  • 3 ounces/6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts (chopped, toasted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare an 8x8-inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Place the marshmallows, Nutella, butter, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl.

  4. Microwave it in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

  5. Heat until the marshmallows and butter are melted and the mixture is smooth. It will be somewhat thick and sticky.

  6. Add the cereal, chocolate chips, and toasted hazelnuts to the mix, and stir until everything is well-distributed and coated with the marshmallow mixture.

  7. Scrape the candy into the prepared pan and press it into an even layer.

  8. Allow the candy to cool and set at room temperature, for about 45 minutes. To speed things up, you can refrigerate the tray until it is fully chilled and set, if yo udesire. 

  9. Once set, lift the candy from the pan using the foil as handles.

  10. Cut the treats into small squares to serve. For the best taste and texture, serve this candy at room temperature. And for added decadence, try dipping the squares either partially or completely in chocolate.

  11. Store Nutella crispy treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe works with any type of spread, so you can substitute chocolate peanut butter or other nut butter, or even cookie butter.
  • You can also get creative with the mix-ins and add chopped candy, coconut, other nuts, or dried fruit. 
  • Consider changing up the type of cereal. Rice Krispies are the standard, of course, but you can swap in crunchy flaked cereal (like Frosted Flakes), chocolate crispies, or even Chex-style cereals.