Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

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"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."


2 h 15 m servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 19g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 391 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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  1. 31 Ratings


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.

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

I have migraine headaches and it is hard to find snacks that do not have what I call "the evil" MSG which is a trigger for headaches for me. So many of the homemade snacks have Ranch Dip mix tha...

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...