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Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars

"My Grandma Jensen used to make this spicy snack at Christmas every year, and she always made several batches so she could give plenty away and still serve it in her home. Kinda spicy, kinda garlicy, and completely addictive."
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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 229 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (12 cups)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Combine the wheat cereal, corn cereal, rice cereal, oat cereal, cheese-flavored crackers, pretzels, and mixed nuts in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce until evenly blended. Pour over the cereal mixture, and gently stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the seasoned butter. Spread the cereal mixture onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 229 calories; 16 g fat; 19 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 391 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Can't go wrong w/ a classic, crunchy snack mix! I used what I had on hand (baby Goldfish, corn Chex, pretzel Goldfish, peanuts) - I scrapped the Cheerios b/c last time I baked those in a snack m...

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Was ok. A lot of work to create something that tasted just like nuts and bolts! Much cheaper and faster to just buy it! Had reduced butter as suggested and added onion powder, didn't have a t...

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Can't go wrong w/ a classic, crunchy snack mix! I used what I had on hand (baby Goldfish, corn Chex, pretzel Goldfish, peanuts) - I scrapped the Cheerios b/c last time I baked those in a snack m...

Wouldn't change a thing!

We use this recipe and instead of crackers use Cheetos. We also add hot sauce or red hot pepper powder.

Yummy! Unfortunately you can't double the recipe because it completely fills a large mixing bowl. I might try it with less butter next time so it won't be so greasy.

This is the recipe my family always makes. We didn't use any crackers until recently we have been using mini bagel chips. Love the Cheerios! Oh, and we use stick pretzels.

Love this recipe. I also add Tabasco sauce and omit the Cheese crackers and replace with soup and chili crackers.

My family has made a similiar mix for years but we add a package of onion soup mix (or for garlic lovers - onion and roasted garlic soup mix) to melting butter. I also toast everything except t...

I always add mixed nuts, onion pwd, hickory sticks, celery salt.....Life Cereal works well too.....

Made with a bunch of stuff in my cupboards (cheerios, gold fish crackers, pretzels, shreddies, etc.). Kept the sauce as written. Tasty and crunchy! Love it and will definitely be making again.