Easy Nuts and Bolts Recipe

This recipe takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to make, but make sure to let the Nuts and Bolts cool for at least 30 minutes before snacking!


  • 4 cups bite-size corn and rice square cereal (like Crispix or Chex)
  • 2 cups Life Cereal
  • 2 cups cheerios
  • 2 cups small crackers (or cheese crackers)
  • 1 cup small pretzels
  • 2 cups Bugles
  • 2 cups mixed salted nuts
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp seasoning salt (like Lawrys)
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the cereals, crackers, pretzels and nuts.  Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  4. Then whisk in the garlic powder, seasoning salt and Worcestershire sauce.  Stir until well blended.
  5. Drizzle the butter mixture over the cereal mixture, and mix until the cereal is evenly coated with the seasoned butter.
  6. Spread the cereal mixture onto a baking sheet so that the mixture is in a single layer…you don’t want the layer too thick or the mixture won’t bake evenly.  If you have too much, use 2 baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes making sure to stir every 15 minutes.
  8. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before snacking!

Keywords: no nuts and bolts