Holiday Recipes - Homemade Nuts and Bolts
My sister always makes nuts and bolts for Christmas gifts. This year we planned on getting together to make them, but the snowfall we were blessed with made it impossible for us to do so. She sent me the pin on pinterest so we could still do, just in our own kitchens. I pinned it onto the Two Hens - celebrating Christmas board on our pinterst page.
When I first read the instructions, I thought the lady was crazy, but trust me, follow her instructions, it will save time (and mess).
Nuts and Bolts
6 cups salted peanuts
6 cups rice chex
10 cups cheerios
8 cups pretzel sticks
2 bags original goldfish crackers
1 bag bugles
1 pkg shoe string potato chips
1 cup butter
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp seasoning salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
Pour all the dry ingredients, except the spices, (this is where I thought she was crazy) into a large, fresh, clean green garbage bag. (Trust me...she's not crazy!!) Mix all around in the bag. (Twist bag closed and juggle it back and forth from hand to hand....grandkids thought this was so funny!)
Melt butter in microwave and then whisk in spices, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce. Pour over dry ingredients in the bag, twist bag closed and juggle again until well mixed.
Divide into 2 roasters. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring well every 15 minutes.(Set timer!!!!) Bake until everything appears dry. Allow to cool completely before enjoying!!!
I made this to add to my goodie bags that I made up for gifts. I bought the cutest boxes at the dollar store for this. I lined the boxes with plastic wrap before filling them.
My sister painted some new terracotta pots to look like Santa's coat and put a cellophane bag filled with nuts and bolts in them for her neighbours. So cute! And so easy and festive!!!