Nuts and Bolts - A Gift For The Snacker In Your Life

Looking for a little extra something for a gift basket?  Think that a tin of something snacky would be the perfect gift for the mailman or bus driver on your Christmas list?  Want a dish of something nibbly to leave out on the coffee table at your holiday gatherings?  The possibilities are endless!  (Or you could just make it and eat it all yourself!)


This is such and easy recipe that it is a great for the kids to help. And you really don't have to have any cooking or baking skills to pull this off!

Nuts and Bolts

8 cups Cheerios 8 cups Shreddies 8 cups Corn Pops 2 cups pretzels 2 cups peanuts 3/4 cup of butter 2 tsp of each: salt, summer savoury, marjoram, garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Start by layering half of each type of cereal , pretzels and peanuts in a LARGE oven proof pan, I use my large roasting pan. Then layer the other half of everything on top.


Mix the spices all together in a small dish and then sprinkle on top of the cereal mix. Slice half of the butter in thin slices and place on top of everything. 100_2741


Cover your pan, place in the oven at 250 F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, mix well. I like to shake the roast pan and carefully turn it upside down and shake. Slice and add the rest of the butter on top. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Mix well and put in the oven for a final 15 minutes. Let cool throughly before packaging or storing in air tight containers.

Put some in a Christmas tin from the dollar store and you've got a perfect little gift for someone. 100_2745

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Now, tell us your favourite edible gifts to give (or get)!?