Recipe by Hawkified
"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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bite-size wheat square cereal (such as Wheat Chex®)
bite-size corn square cereal (such as Corn Chex®)
bite-size rice square cereal (such as Rice Chex®)
toasted oat cereal rings (such as Cheerios®)
cheese-flavored crackers (such as Cheez-It®)
2 1/2 teaspoons
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 mix, they shriveled up to teeny, tiny little "O"s. I went a bit lighter on the butter, and for personal preference, added a shake of ground coriander and onion powder. Baking time is dead-on (don't forget to stir!), and upon cooling, I scooped in some golden raisins and mini M&Ms'. I am tossing handfuls of "Nuts & Bolts" in my mouth as I type this. /crunch. Thanks for an alternative to store-bought bags of Chex Mix!
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 ton of taste, but could taste onion/garlic kick slightly afterwards. I'm sure it wasn't too pleasant to talk to me after eating these as you could smell the garlic/onion.
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.
I always add mixed nuts, onion pwd, hickory sticks, celery salt.....Life Cereal works well too.....
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 144
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