Unveiling the Crunchy Creation: The Ultimate Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Imagine the scene: a cozy kitchen filled with the irresistible scent of melted butter swirling with Worcestershire sauce, mingling with the earthy aromas of garlic and onion powders. This is where the magic begins. The secret to this addictive snack isn’t just the combination of ingredients—it’s the meticulous balance of flavors and textures that dance harmoniously in every handful.

Each component—Crispix cereal, Rice Chex, plain Cheerios, mini pretzels, and cheese stick crackers—is carefully chosen, adding its distinct personality to the mix. But what truly elevates this recipe are the seasonings. The Bad Ass Burger Booster adds a smoky richness while the Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun seasoning brings a zesty kick that lingers on the palate.

Creating this snack is more than just following a recipe; it’s a ritual. It’s the satisfying crunch as you mix the ingredients, the anticipation as you wait for the oven to work its magic, and the joy of pulling out a golden-brown batch that promises a flavor explosion with every bite.

This isn’t just a snack; it’s a tradition waiting to be passed on, a staple for gatherings and cozy nights in. So, gather your loved ones, pop open the mixing bowls, and embark on this flavorful journey together. Get ready to create a treat that will have everyone reaching for just one more handful.

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Nuts and Bolts

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: 20 cups 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 cups melted butter
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Bad ass Burger Booster*
  • 1/2 tbsp Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun seasoning*
  • 8 cups Crispix Cereal
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups plain Cheerios
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 4 cups cheese stick crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 250
  2. Melt the butter, add the  Worcestershire sauce and seasoning, mix well.
  3. Combine the remining ingredienst in a large roasting pan, mix well.
  4. Pour the melted butter over top, mix well.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 -2 hours, stirring every half hour until the butter has been absorbed and the mixture is dry.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


Substitute the Bass Ass Burger Booster and Hot Under The Kilt with 1 tbsp seasoning salt.

  • Category: Snacks, Recipes