Nuts and Bolts

Now here is something that is almost addictive.  It is soooo yummy. It is rather funny, ‘cuz the first time I made this, we were living in another Province from our kids. I made it up to be added to their Christmas boxes then packed it up in containers and my poor husband didn’t even get a taste. I have since rectified that problem… the kids can make  their own!! Just kidding.


  • 1  1/2 lbs. butter (never margarine)
  • 2 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1  1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 cups ‘Cheerio’ cereal
  • 4 cups ‘Life’ cereal
  • 4 cups ‘Shreddies’ cereal
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 box ‘Bugles’
  • 1 box ‘Cheese Bites’ (this one really makes it)

Heat oven to 250 degrees.  Place butter in a very large roasting pan (like for big turkey) and put in oven to melt.  When melted, add the ingredients and stir really well to make sure it all gets covered in butter.  Bake for 1  1/2 hours, making sure to stir it all every 30 minutes.  When cool, put into  containers, tie a fancy ribbon around them and give away with your tray of goodies, making sure to keep some for yourself.

You just may find you have to make another batch, because all the Mr. Nobody’s in your home will have eaten it. (Like my husband never tried this).


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