Nuts & Bolts

As promised, here’s my Nana’s nuts & bolts recipe. My mom modified it (she cut the butter and oil in HALF), but it’s not exactly “low cal”. However, I firmly believe that holiday treats don’t count, especially if you eat them in the company of family and/or friends. I’ve included some “helpful” pictures – if you look closely, you can see my Jolly Jumping baby in the first one.

Ingredients:

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  • 1 box each Cheerios, Shreddies and Crispix (also called Crispix Krispies now)
  • 1 package each pretzels, peanuts and chow mein noodles
  • Seasoning salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup oil (canola, sunflower, whatever)

Method:

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.

2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large roasting pan. <--- I use 2 large disposable pans for this, to allow extra room for stirring later. If you over-crowd the pan, you can't mix it and it doesn't turn out as well. I put 1/2 of each box/package in each and mix them separately.

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3. Heat butter and add the oil, then pour over the pan(s).

4. Sprinkle with seasoning salt. <-- don't be stingy on the salt!

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5. Bake in the over for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Sprinkle with more salt when mixing. <-- if I'm using 2 pans, I'll alternate them in the oven, so I'll be stirring one while the other is baking. It takes a little more time but my over has never been big enough to fit both pans at once.

6. Let stand until dry. Enjoy!

This is a super easy, very yummy recipe, but make sure to make it the night BEFORE you want to enjoy it. It’s much better if it sits for a while! Store in an airtight container and it’s good for…well, it never lasts that long in my family, but it’s good for a while. Makes a great little present in a cute container too.

I also made these beauties today, which are spectacular.

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Don’t be intimidated by the recipe, it sounds complicated but they’re very quick to make, just be sure to factor in the chilling time. I made the dough last night and then baked them off today.

I hope you enjoy these! Let me know if you are interested in any of the other cookies that I’ve made, I love to share a good recipe.

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  1. Getting in the Christmas spirit | Not Just Baby Brain
    November 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM (7 years ago)

    […] of more goodies to bake this weekend (check back next week for some of my favourite recipes), my nuts & bolts have been made and are mostly gone already, and I’m hoping to get my Christmas tree up on […]

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