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Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Since I was a child, we've made buckets of this mix each Christmas for everyone. These days, though, I fix it for just about any occasion.—TaNauna Bunch, Grand Centre, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups bite-sized Shredded Wheat
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. Combine cereals, pretzels and nuts. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat. Spread in an ungreased 15x10-in. rimmed pan. Bake at 250° 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 8 cups.

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Grandmasal User ID: 1051193 201972
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I love this recipe. I've been making this for years. My son was in the Air Force in England and was there for 5 years. He would request me to make this in huge

batches, mvail it to him in England, and he
would share this with his Air Force buddies.
I tried to send him a huge box about 4 or 5 times a year - they loved it, and we all still love it. I did put little Cheese-Its in it and did not use paprika, but everything else is pretty much the same.
Thanks for bringing back these wonderful memories."

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 39250
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"VERY quick, easy, no fuss, no mess and delicious! I made huge batch for an office bbq, double what I figured I needed and there wasn't a single piece left over!! I cut back on the amount of salty spices just a little."

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