Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

Grandma Jensen's Nuts and Bolts

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 15 m
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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Original recipe yields 12 cups



  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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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!



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.

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 229 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 19 g
  • 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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