Nuts and Bolts
Also called Bits and Bites, a popular snack mix of roasted cereals, pretzels, crackers and nuts
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.