Homemade Nuts and Bolts

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 1 hr 45 min
Print Save
  • servings:
  • Summary

    This is the recipe you have been looking for. The good old fashioned recipe straight off the box in the early 1960's or late 1950's. Homemade. Absolutely excellent, and not all that good for you - but better than some snacks!

    Ingredients

    • Homemade Nuts and Bolts
    • Print
    • Prep time
    • 15 mins
    • Cook time
    • 90 mins
    • Total time
    • 1 hour 45 mins
    • This is the recipe you have been looking for. The good old fashioned recipe straight off the box in the early 1960's or late 1950's. Homemade. Absolutely excellent, and not all that good for you - but better than some snacks!
    • Author: Valerie Lugonja via the Cherrios Box in the 1960's
    • Recipe type: Snack
    • Cuisine: Canadian
    • Serves: 24 cups
    • Ingredients
    • 1 lb. butter
    • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
    • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
    • 1½tsp. onion salt (didn't have any so I used 1½tsp Vegeta)
    • 1½tsp. celery salt
    • 1½t Spike (this is not in the traditional version, but I add it because I like it)
    • 4 cups Corn Chex (available in the US, not in Canada)
    • 4 cups Wheat Chex (available in the US, not in Canada)
    • 4 cups of Rice Chex (available in the US, not in Canada)
    • 4 cups Cheerios
    • 4 cups of pretzel sticks
    • 1 box cheese nips or cheese bites
    • Instructions
    • Heat oven to 250° F
    • Place butter in heavy pot; melt it while the oven is preheating
    • Add next five ingredients and stir well to combine
    • Combine all remaining ingredients in a large roaster, then transfer, if needed, to casserole dishes for baking (your pan can be full enough to toss, or to stir, but should not be heaping)
    • Pour sauce over in ½ cup increments, stirring gently and firmly to combine each time, until all has been mixed in
    • Bake for 1½ hours; stir every ½ hour
    • Store in air tight container; be sure to hide some for yourself!
    • Notes
    • The average boxes of chex each hold 10 cups of cereal. Interestingly, even the wheat chex, though the box is smaller.
    • The massive double box of Cheerios holds 16 cups in one bag
    • My 2014 batch had all of this, 2 boxes of Cheese Bits, 8 cups of Prestzel sticks and 8 cups of Shreddies; then I had 60 cups of ingredients. The one pound of butter recipe has 20 cups of ingredients, so I multiplied the sauce x 3 and mixed it up a bit. It was stellar!
    • I did adjust the seasonings:
    • 3 pounds butter
    • 6 ablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons. garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons of Vegeta
    • 2 tablespoons. celery salt
    • 2 tablespoons Spike
    • 4 cups Cheerios
    • 4 cups of pretzel sticks
    • 1 box cheese nips or cheese bites

    Instructions

    Click Here For Step-By-Step Instructions

    Tags

    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 768 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 66 g 102.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 40 g 198.49%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 167 mg 55.81%
    • Sodium: 1634 mg 68.07%
    • Calcium: 103 mg 10.26%
    • Potassium: 247 mg 7.07%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 26.35%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 42.45%
    • Vitamin C 7.13%
    • Vitamin D 4.6%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat13
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

    OTHER RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE