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Nuts and Bolts

Also called Bits and Bites, a popular snack mix of roasted cereals, pretzels, crackers and nuts
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Canadian/American
Keyword: bits and bites, cereal snack mix, nuts and bolts
Servings: 1 large roasting pan


  • 1 C melted butter
  • 1 C vegetable or canola oil
  • 5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tsp celery salt
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 box Cheerios or other oat cereal
  • 1 box Rice Chex or other rice cereal
  • 1 bag pretzel sticks or small twists
  • 1 jar peanuts or mixed nuts
  • 1 box Cheese Nips crackers
  • 1 box Cheese Bits or 2 package cheesy fish


  • Preheat oven to 225° and set rack in middle setting.
  • Empty all snacks into a large roasting pan.
  • Melt butter in large measuring cup with pour spout. Stir in oil and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Combine celery salt, onion powder and garlic powder in shaker or container and mix well.
  • Pour ¼ of the oil mixture, then sprinkle ¼ of the seasoning evenly over top of cereal mix. Stir gently to coat using a folding technique, bringing mixture from bottom of the pan to the top. Repeat with the rest of the oil and seasoning in 3 more stages until everything is coated as evenly as possible.
  • Bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 250° and bake another 30 minutes, stirring at the half way point. Turn oven off and leave in for one more 15 minute time span.
  • Allow to cook, stirring a few times during cooling, before storing in containers.