This is a great updated twist on the traditional 'Nuts and Bolts' cereal snack mix.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
9 cups
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Combine cone-shaped corn snacks, cheese crackers, pretzels, corn cereal squares, mini shredded wheat squares, and pecan halves in a large bowl. Whisk butter, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a separate bowl. Pour butter mixture over snack mixture and toss lightly to coat. Spread mixture into a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until snacks are lightly toasted and liquid has been absorbed, about 1 hour; stir every 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 32.1g; fat 18.3g; cholesterol 14.5mg; sodium 559.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
This is the best snack mix I have ever made! I did not change a thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2013
i like the mix of snacks in it, the bugles are a great idea! What i didn't like was that its pretty bland. i would make it again but add way more seasoning and probably some garlic salt. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
This is the best snack mix I have ever made! I did not change a thing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2013
i like the mix of snacks in it, the bugles are a great idea! What i didn't like was that its pretty bland. i would make it again but add way more seasoning and probably some garlic salt. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I've been making this for a couple of years now and have received compliments EVERY time. When I first made it I was a little worried because it hadn't even been reviewed but I wanted something different. I'm glad I gave it a shot. Now I have guys at the office getting into arguments over who gets to finish it off! Perfect recipe as is. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2013
I like the mix also but like axelpaxels I thought it was pretty bland and would double the seasonings the especially of Cayanne worcestershire and cajun. Also added some garlic salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
I make this every year...it is a family favorite. I also use a heavy hand on the spices for more flavor. I substitute 1 cup of the pretzels and the cup of shredded wheat for 2 extra cups of chex cereal. I use wheat and corn chex. I also follow the chex mix instructions on box to microwave and can get it done in 15min! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2012
We liked this and it was totally easy to make I like recipes like this. As not in my favor when getting the simple ingredients for this recipe at this time of year....shelves were empty. SO subbing Cheddar Bugles for the regular and the Duo Cheez-It's for the plain...are the adjustments I had to make...not by choice. But it still worked. I could say this could use some salt or garlic powder added at the end would be really good not much but just a little. And knowing how well this recipe worked and the family liked it I think personally using cheddar bugles I would reserve the cheddar bugles(or put aside) follow through the rest of the recipes as written and add the cheddar bugles after words to get that cheesy flavor. But again good recipe good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2012
Made this last year for Christmas. We didn't care for the cayenne so I substituted garlic salt for it. I also used Old Bay for the Cajun seasoning part. That made it a huge hit in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2018
I doubled the spices and added an extra cup of cheese crackers. This has a kick to it but is always a big hit. Definitely need to make more of this than a sweet mix (Autumn snack mix). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
Addicting great munchie recipe. I added a little garlic salt and onion powder big hit!! Read More
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