I decided that it’s going to be Special K week.

I didn’t exactly plan to post two Special K bar recipes in a row. But I didn’t exactly plan to make two Special K bar recipes in a row, either. It just happened.

I was mixing up my first batch of the originals, and then all of a sudden I just had to make another one with Nutella because…well, that’s what you do with Nutella. Nutella makes everything better!

I need to make sure: You all know my good friend Nutella, right?


Nutella Special K Bars

If not: buy a Sam’s Club-size container right this second and spoon it into your mouth using an ice cream scoop. You will see what I mean all-too-soon.

Fact of life: Nutella. Is. Addicting.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that Nutella is the best edible invention ever and it goes with anything! There are very few things that Nutella does not make better.

When in doubt? Swap it for peanut butter.

Like so:

Nutella Special K Bars

Special K Bars are already one of my top foods in life. Nutella Special K Bars are something very similar and yet they’re in a world of their own. I wouldn’t say they’re as good as Nutella straight out of the jar…but what can compete with that? The flavor is more subtle here, even though this recipe calls for a whole cup of Nutella.*

*Spoiler: I added more.

Nutella Special K Bars

I guess you could say this recipe is for Nutellaholics and Nutella-tolerators alike. (I hear the latter exist, although I have yet to meet one.) I’m 100% in the first category, so I like to eat my bars like this:

Nutella Special K Bars

Topped with a generous, smooth spoonful of straight-up Nutella. Now we’re talking! I highly recommend consuming these bars this way. If you’re really artsy, you could also melt some Nutella and drizzle it on top in a pretty pattern. I am generally not that patient when there’s a jar of Nutella right in front of my face, assaulting me with its chocolaty scent, but I’m sure it would be beautiful. In theory.

Nutella Special K Bars

Moral of the story: Nutella is perfect in every way. It makes everything better. Gold star for Nutella! Let’s eat Nutella bars.

Nutella Special K Bars

Nutella Special K Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Nutella Special K Bars


  • 6 cups Special K
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz.) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag (11 oz.) butterscotch chips
  • Additional Nutella to garnish or eat straight from the jar


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and Karo syrup. Bring to a boil and let boil 1-2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and add Nutella. Mix well.
  3. Pour over cereal and mix thoroughly. Spread evenly into a 9x13 baking dish and press down.
  4. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine milk chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and stir. Continue microwaving at 15-second intervals and stirring until melted and smooth.
  5. Using a spatula, spread chocolate mixture over cereal mixture.
  6. Allow to harden (about 1 hour) and cut into 24 rectangles to serve.


Extra Nutella not included in nutritional information, but definitely recommended! :)



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August 16, 2013

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