Nuts, pretzels and cereal squares are all baked together with a simple seasoned coating. This is 'Party Mix 101.'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x13 inch baking dishes.

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  • Combine peanuts, nuts, wheat cereal squares, rice cereal squares, toasted oat cereal, pretzel bits, and slim pretzels in prepared baking dish. Mix together, and spread out evenly in dish.

  • In a medium bowl, combine oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, seasoned salt, and celery salt. Mix together, and pour mixture over dry ingredients. Place mixture into the 2 prepared baking dishes.

  • Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until toasted and crispy, stirring with a wooden spoon every 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

778 calories; protein 16.6g 33% DV; carbohydrates 55.2g 18% DV; fat 58.3g 90% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1588.3mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
This is a very good recipe. I did make some changes to suit my family's tastes. I agree with a previous reviewer that it would probably be too salty for us so I replaced garlic salt with garlic powder and replaced season salt with Mrs.Dash Table blend. If one is worried about the oil I'm sure it would turn out perfectly with Enova oil also. I replaced the pretzel nuggets with goldfish and kept the slim pretzels called for in the recipe then omitted the pound of mixed nuts and just stuck with peanuts. I put the dry stuff in a clean paper bag closed the top and shook it to mix them up before putting it in the cooking dishes. Then when it was done cooking I returned it to the bag and shook it again to even out the flavors of the two pans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2005
I must have gotten sidetracked somewhere. I was looking for healthy kids snacks. 2 cups of veg oil..over 50 g of fat..over 1600 mg of sodium..you must be kidding. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
This is a very good recipe. I did make some changes to suit my family's tastes. I agree with a previous reviewer that it would probably be too salty for us so I replaced garlic salt with garlic powder and replaced season salt with Mrs.Dash Table blend. If one is worried about the oil I'm sure it would turn out perfectly with Enova oil also. I replaced the pretzel nuggets with goldfish and kept the slim pretzels called for in the recipe then omitted the pound of mixed nuts and just stuck with peanuts. I put the dry stuff in a clean paper bag closed the top and shook it to mix them up before putting it in the cooking dishes. Then when it was done cooking I returned it to the bag and shook it again to even out the flavors of the two pans. Read More
(107)
Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2005
I must have gotten sidetracked somewhere. I was looking for healthy kids snacks. 2 cups of veg oil..over 50 g of fat..over 1600 mg of sodium..you must be kidding. Read More
(76)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was a huge hit with all the family at a recient gathering. I had to make a second batch for many to take home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
I CAN NOT BELIEVE MY EYES! THIS IS A SLIGHT TAKE OFF OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S FAMOUS (IN TOLEDO, OHIO) RECIPE. I'VE YET TO HAVE HEARD THIS REFERRED TO AS NUTS AND BOLTS EXCEPT IN OUR FAMILY! FABULOUS TASTING, BUT IN THE 50s BUTTER WAS USED INSTEAD OF VEG OIL. THE INGREDIENTS INCLUDED SPANISH PEANUTS (A MUST) CHEERIOS, AND ONION SALT INSTEAD OF SEASONING SALT. THE ENTIRE BATCH WAS BAKED IN A HUGE ROASTER COVERED FOR AN HOUR (STIR EVERY HALF) AND UNCOVERED FOR AN HOUR (STIR EVERY HALF). YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
I was so excited to find this recipe. My husband has always raved about his grandma's Nuts and Bolts and no on e had the recipe. She was from Northern Wisconsin - it must be a midwestern thing! I skimped a little on the season salt because I was afraid of it being too salty, but he said it was 99% her recipe just needed more salt. I also subbed 1 stick fo melted butter for the oil. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2006
this is an OK recipe the one thing to keep in mind is that most schools ar enow "nut free" and this one is not so good for that purpose. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2006
This recipe was too salty for me! It could be nice with a few changes but it gave me a few ideas so i think it deserves about 3 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
My Mama made this many years ago (in the 50's & 60's) as a treat usually at christmas time. No pretzel bits at the time but all the rest seems to be how I remember it thanks for renewing a memory & also for a very nice recipe....yummmmy Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2011
This was swimming in oil! I had to drain it in a strainer and line the bowl with paper towels to soak up the oil. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and it was still too salty. Maybe 1/2 the oil and salt would work better and be a lot healthier. Read More
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