Nov 24

The Ultimate Nuts & Bolts Recipe

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Nuts & Bolts are up there on the list of ultimate holiday snacks. I have so many memories of being at family parties growing up, just standing around the snack table SHOVELING Nuts & Bolts into my face. Shout out to family friend Rob Billard who is a master on the grill and also makes the best Nuts & Bolts in the land!

This recipe is crazy easy. Literally, anyone can make these. There is very little “cooking” involved at all so don’t feel intimidated – give this one a go. They are the perfect gift to bring to a party (Maybe next year?) or to drop off at your neighbour’s house.

What I Put in My Nuts & Bolts

  • Shreddies- Personally, these are number one for me. I find they soak up the melted butter and spices so well and are top dog in the mix – in my opinion.
  • Cheerios- Another great addition to the mixture.
  • Pretzels – An absolute must-have, but feel free to choose the shape that best suits you!
  • Goldfish- I used goldfish as we have then in our house, but feel free to use cheese-its as they are awesome as well.
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Melted butter
  • Spices- I used garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, sugar, salt. Feel free to get creative here!
Ready in: 2h
Prep: 10m
Servings: 10


  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups Shreddies
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup goldfish
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Here we go! First things first, in a large bowl mix together the Cheerios, Shreddies, pretzels, peanuts, and goldfish. Set aside.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 250F.
  3. Next, melt the butter, mix in the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chilli powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. Place the dry cereal mixture in a large roasting pan, and pour the melted butter mixture over everything. Using a spatula and your hands, toss until the whole mixture is coated with the melted butter.
  5. Place the roasting pan into the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, tossing the mixture with a spatula every 25 minutes.
  6. After the mixture is done baking, remove pan from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Now, eat!