Classic Homemade Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Classic Homemade Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Rare Candy Canada Presents: A Classic Homemade Nuts and Bolts Christmas Recipe ! 



  • 2 cups of salted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoning Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2-3 tablespoons garlic powder 3 is my moms level!
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 8 cups of Crispix Cereal plain corn and rice
  • 4 cups of Rice Chex
  • 4 cups plain Cheerios
  • 4 cups of pretzel sticks
  • 1 box cheese stick crackers
  • Optional spices: 1/2 tbsp onion powder very good 1/2 tbsp dried dill, ( haven't tried it but sounds great!)



  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
  • In a very large roaster, combine the cereals, nuts, crackers and pretzels. In microwave (or on stove) melt butter and mix in spices and Worcestershire. Pour over dry ingredients and stir gently to mix thoroughly.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring gently with a spoon every 25 minutes or so.
  • The mix will be done when you can see that all of the butter mixture has been absorbed and is dry.


Great! Your recipe for nuts and bolts Christmas mix sounds delicious. Here are a few suggestions to enhance and customize it:

  1. Nut Variety:

    • Consider adding a variety of nuts for more flavor and texture. Almonds, pecans, or cashews would be excellent choices. Roasting them separately and adding them to the mix can enhance the overall taste.
  2. Spice Blend:

    • Experiment with a custom spice blend to elevate the flavor. Consider adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for a subtle heat, or smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.
  3. Fresh Herbs:

    • Fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme can add a wonderful aromatic element. Chop them finely and sprinkle over the mix before baking for a burst of freshness.
  4. Citrus Zest:

    • Add some zest from an orange or lemon to bring a citrusy brightness to the mix. This can add a layer of complexity to the overall flavor profile.
  5. Sweet Element:

    • For a sweet and savory balance, you can add a touch of honey or maple syrup to the melted butter mixture. Adjust the quantity based on your sweetness preference.
  6. Dried Fruit:

    • Include some dried fruit like cranberries, apricots, or cherries for a burst of sweetness and a festive touch.
  7. Cheese Upgrade:

    • Instead of cheese stick crackers, consider using a mix of different flavored cheese crackers for added variety and depth of flavor.
  8. Extra Crunch:

    • Add extra crunch with roasted chickpeas or small seasoned croutons. They can complement the texture of the pretzels and nuts.
  9. Garlic Variation:

    • If you love garlic, consider using roasted garlic powder or even adding a small amount of finely minced fresh garlic for a more pronounced garlic flavor.
  10. Freshly Ground Pepper:

  • Finish the mix with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper for a touch of warmth.

Remember to taste and adjust the seasonings as needed before baking. These additions should enhance the flavor complexity and make your nuts and bolts Christmas mix even more delicious. Enjoy your holiday snacking

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