Friday, December 21, 2012

Nuts & Bolts Snack Mix

If you would like to know the most addicting snack around then look no further! Salty, crunchy, nutty, and flavourful - this snack mix is all those things in one delicious bowl. It's perfect to have on hand for guests to munch on at any party, and also makes a great holiday gift.


3 cups Rice Chex or Crispix
3 cups Shreddies or wheat square cereal
3 and 1/4 cups Cheerios - I used Multigrain Cheerios in this batch but regular or even Honey Nut work great too.
2 cups pretzel sticks
2 cups (~300g) mixed nuts - I used a tin of mixed cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, and pecans. Peanuts also work great.
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4-1/2 tsp. hot sauce - I used Frank's Red Hot but use Tabasco if you have that.
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. onion powder


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Dump the Rice Chex, Shreddies, Cheerios, pretzel sticks, and mixed nuts into a very large bowl. 

In a small bowl, stir together the canola oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, hot sauce, garlic, seasoning salt, and onion powder. Dip a piece of cereal into this seasoning mixture to taste and then adjust the seasonings to your preference. 

Pour the seasoning mixture into the large bowl with the cereals and stir with a large spoon to evenly coat everything. Transfer the mixture onto two large baking sheets.

Bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes on the two middle oven racks, stirring every 15 minutes so that everything is evenly browned. Once the mix is crispy and lightly browned it is ready. 

Allow it to cool on the baking sheets on wire racks. Store the mix in an airtight container or plastic bag. Enjoy snacking!

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan


  1. Thanks for sharing. It indeed looks yummy. I was drooling just by looking at it. Great for gatherings. :)

    1. Thank you Rachel! My family has been enjoying it for the past couple of days and I'm planning to make more to bring to friends :)

  2. Nuts and bolts have been a Christmas family favourite forever, we use bacon drippings instead of oil, no soy sauce and only garlic powder, seasoning salt and Tabasco. Yumm!!