Easy and delicious nuts n’ bolts party mix that is perfect for the holiday season. Make a huge batch and give to family and friends for the holidays, share it at your next party or just enjoy it yourself.
This recipe has been in my family for years; my mom calls it party mix, my grandmother called it nuts n’ bolts. Whatever you call it, it is absolutely addicting. I’m not joking, it’s amazing. It’s one of those recipes that is so easy to munch on, next thing you know you’ve eaten half the bag. Every year my mom would make a huge batch and give it out to family and friends in a goodie bag full of other yummy treats. I took on the practice and do the same thing every Christmas. It is such a good party mix recipe, people look forward to it every year (including me, I always have a bunch left over and can’t stop eating it).
This recipe makes a very large batch. I was able to get 14 sandwich bags full of party mix…so yea a lot. If you don’t need that much, cut the recipe in half. One of my favorite things about making this recipe is, it takes about 2 hours to roast in the oven. I pop in a Christmas movie, wrap some presents and stir my big bowl of deliciousness every 15 minutes. It gets me into the holiday spirit every time and I really look forward to making it.
The onion, garlic and celery salt creates a wonderful mixture of flavors and added to the flavors of the mix itself, you get a different taste with every bite. The honey nut cheerios create a sweeter taste, the pretzels and peanuts provide a saltiness. This recipe is also a great one to play around with, make it your own. Add walnuts instead of peanuts, honey nut Chex, or rye chips, it’s up to you! Get the recipe below.
- 1 bag of stick pretzels
- 1 box of honey nut cheerios
- 3/4 box rice and corn Chex
- 1 large can of cocktail peanuts
- 1 lb. butter
- 3 teaspoons garlic salt
- 3 teaspoons onion salt
- 3 teaspoons celery salt
- 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Pre-heat oven to 225°
- Combine pretzels, cheerios, chex, peanuts, into a large bowl or if needed to large bowls.
- Melt butter in large bowl and add Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion and celery salt; mix until combined.
- Pour over mixture a little bit at a time, carefully mixing well between additions. I suggest using a flexible spatula to avoid crushing the chex and pretzels.
- Transfer mixture to a large roasting pan or two if needed. The tin roasting pans from the store work very well if you do not have a large enough pan.
- Place in the oven and reduce heat to 200°. Bake for a total of 2 hours; stirring every fifteen minutes.
- When done take out of oven and let cool completely before bagging.
What holiday treats are you making this year?